King cake, 03.06.11So  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

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