Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I got the baby!

No, I'm not expecting. I'm talking about the baby found inside a King Cake. Before you call the authorities, let me explain. King Cakes are famous in New Orleans and are made to celebrate Twelfth Night (January 6) and the pre-Lent period leading up to Mardi Gras. There is some fascinating history of the King Cake here and a recipe from 1901 to try out here. Don't forget to warn your guests about the baby (or crown or whatever you bake in the cake) so they don't swallow it by mistake.

For the rest of us on New Year Diets, enjoy the celery and V8.

* Photo courtesy of RecipeTips.


Sling said...

I followed the link.
I never heard of this tradition,but it sounds like fun.
Happy new year kimberly!

paris parfait said...

We have those in Paris too - usually there's an angel inside. It's considered good luck to find the prize.