How To Tuesday: King’s Cake Recipe

Welcome to How To Tuesdays here at the Library Lagniappe Blog. Today, since it’s carnival season and the king’s cake is practically KING… we present to you a king cake recipe from The Picayune’s Creole Cook Book published in 1910.

First you need to get your ingredients and learn about the origins/history of the cake:

Don’t forget to get a baby!

And now the “how to”:

Voila! King cake!

Feel free to come and visit the Special Collections & Archives Monday through Thursday 9:00 – 4:30 or Friday 9:00 – 12:00 to check out this recipe and others.

Here’s this lagniappe to inspire some baking: a Kodachrome home movie of the Rex parade filmed on Mardi Gras day in 1941 from the Internet Archive.

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