How to Knead Dough Without Dough Hook
Prepare dough, as directed, in large mixing bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment or large bowl with regular mixer, except beat just long enough to combine dry ingredients with egg mixture, scraping down side of bowl. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead dough 8 to 10 min. or until smooth and elastic, incorporating remaining flour as needed. Cover; let rest 10 min. Continue as directed.
Fast-rising yeast, also known as instant yeast, only needs 1 rise, can be combined directly with dry ingredients and can withstand higher temperatures. Do not substitute active dry yeast for the fast-rising yeast.
What Is Kings Cake?
In New Orleans tradition, this cake is served during pre-Lenten or Mardi Gras occasions. It typically has a hidden treat inside the filling. The colors have significance; green represents faith, purple represents justice and gold or yellow represents power. Also known as Kings Bread or Three Kings Bread, this is served in the Mexican tradition, on January 6th of every year. Whoever finds the hidden treat, usually a porcelain baby, is obligated to bring the baby back to the host's house on February 2nd along with a traditional dish to share.
Add additional 1/4 cup flour if dough doesn't separate from the sides of mixing bowl in step 1.