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King Cake Recipe by The Cajun Ninja

– 1/2 cup warm water
– 2 envelopes active dry yeast
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
– 1 cup warm milk
– 2 large eggs, beaten
– 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 5 1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk, for egg wash
– Purple, green and gold colored sugars, for decorating
– 1 plastic baby doll for decoration (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and let sit for 10 minutes.
3. Add sugar, butter, milk, eggs, nutmeg, and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix well.
4. Stir in flour one cup at a time, until the dough forms a ball.
5. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
6. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
7. Punch down the dough and roll it out into a long rope.
8. Form the rope into a circle and pinch the edges together to seal.
9. Place the dough onto a greased baking sheet and let it rise for another 30 minutes or so.
10. Brush the top of the dough with the egg wash.
11. Sprinkle purple, green, and gold colored sugars over the top of the dough.
12. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
13. Let cool, and serve with a plastic baby doll hidden inside (optional).

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Bullet Points:
– Dissolve yeast in warm water
– Add sugar, butter, milk, eggs, nutmeg, and salt to yeast mixture
– Stir in flour one cup at a time
– Knead dough for 5-10 minutes
– Let dough rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size
– Form the dough into a circle and let rise again
– Brush with egg wash and sprinkle colored sugars over the dough
– Bake for 25-30 minutes
– Add a plastic baby doll inside the cake for decoration (optional)

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