One of my absolute favorite holidays of the whole year is Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. It’s basically society saying go ahead, GORGE yourself on dessert all day long. It’s fine and dandy for this one day to eat an entire box of doughnuts without anyone looking at you askance. Okay, well, maybe that’s just me.
But there are a metric ton and a half dessert recipes that you can try out for Fat Tuesday. I know that it’s a little early but I also know that many people do their weekly grocery shopping on the weekend. So stock up on these recipe ingredients. Here are my three favorites that I’ll be making this year.
1) Mini King Cakes from King Arthur Flour – Huge king cakes are grand, but what if you could hold it in your hand? What if you could walk around without limit of plate and fork? Freedom and king cake! Brilliant. Just hide the baby in one of them and don’t tell which.
2) Mojito Pie from Biscuits and Such - This is not traditional Mardi Gras fare, but honestly how can you go wrong? This has all the elements of a great Mardi Gras celebration and IT’S A PIE! I can’t wait to try this one. It’s the only one on this list I haven’t made before.
3) Buttermilk Beignets with Chicory Custard Filling from Brave Tart - These are my tried and true absolute favorites. They are so delicious that I make up reasons to make them throughout the year. Christmas? Beignets. Fourth of July? Beignets. Birthday? Beignets. Saturday? Beignets. I’m serious when I say that anyone can make these. Just follow the recipe. It may be a longer process but oh dear custard they are so worth it.
This is one of my most favorite holidays of the year. Enjoy it! Have a great Mardi Gras everyone!