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Mardi Gras King Cake for Fat Tuesday

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Yesterday was Fat Tuesday, the high point of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Traditionally, King Cake is baked – a yeasted sweet bread with a cinnamon, sugar and butter filling and decorated with brightly coloured sugars. Now we’ve finished the pancakes in the UK for Shrove Tuesday, why not try making King Cake? … Continue reading

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”]   Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday when Lent begins. Historically, people used up their milk and eggs by making pancakes, in preparation for the dietary restrictions of Lent. For the Americans reading, it’s not just a Catholic thing, our shops in the UK are full of displays of eggs, milk, … Continue reading