• Baking,  Jessica Bierman,  Recipes

    Hurricane Rum Cake Recipe

    Hurricane Rum Cake Recipe This boozy, fruity, celebratory cake is a labor of love, but totally worth your effort.  Take it step by step, and in no time you will be in Hurricane Rum Cake heaven. Mardi Gras Every year, Sarah and I make something new for Fat Tuesday; King Cake, King Cake Bread Pudding, King Cake Cinnamon Rolls…you get the picture.  After exhausting King Cake ideas, I thought I would try something a little different.  When I think of Mardi Gras, I think of King Cakes, Beads and Hurricanes.  Hurricanes are made with Rum, Passion Fruit, Orange and Grenadine, and they are quintencential Bourbon Street cocktails.  A couple of…

  • Baking,  Jessica Bierman,  Recipes

    King Cake Bread Pudding

    King Cake Bread Pudding Last year for Fat Tuesday, Sarah and I both made King Cakes; she made a traditional, beautiful homemade version, and I made one that was a little less work.  This year we both wanted to make them again, but with a twist.  Sarah, who is a much more proficient baker than I, decided to go with some beautiful King Cake Cinnamon Rolls.  I took the easy route again and made King Cake Bread Pudding.  Instead of making any kind of homemade bread, I picked up a couple of cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls and a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread.  The results were actually delicious, even…

  • Mardi Gras King Cake
    Baking,  Jessica Bierman,  Party Food,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Mardi Gras King Cake

    Mardi Gras King Cake LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER! It’s that time of year, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or Carnival;  it’s time to party! Sarah: We are both from the south, but I can claim I was born in Louisiana. That’s why I know all about Natchitoches Meat Pies. I’ve eaten many a King Cake in my day & this year I’m making my own! Jessica:  I am not from Louisiana, so Sarah has me there, but my family is from Southeast Texas.  My dad’s parents are from Galveston, which has it’s own Mardi Gras celebration.  My Grandpa and Aunt ride the float every year with the Krewe of Aquarius!…

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