King cake, 03.06.11

So it’s not quite Fat Tuesday, and it turned out a little lopsided (there has to be an easier way to form a torus than conjoining the ends of a cylinder — nerds?), but judging by how my house smelled when it came out of the oven, I’d say neither of those things matters. As for the recipe: I axed the lemon altogether, since I think lemon and nutmeg, while delicious separately, would make me queasy together, and added cinnamon to make it more of a balanced coffee cake palette of flavors. Thanks to Leah for the inspiration to get this done!

Adapted generously from All Recipes