Epiphany Recipes

King Cake

2 1/2 cups flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix. Preheat oven to 350.


1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter

1 1/4 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons Grand Mariner

1 cup milk

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest

Mix with previous.  Pour into buttered and floured pans. Bake 35 – 40 minutes

Decorate with Carnevale colors, with sprinkles, icing or whatever you like best.  Then take your little baby Jesus figure and lift the edge of the cake and hide it underneath.  Make sure you press it down so that the cake is still even.  Some people bake the baby in the cake which seems kind of toxic sounding to me, but to each his own.


Pasta with Lobster and Herbs

1 pound cooked lobster meat

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium minced onion

2 minced cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons basil

1/2 teaspoon mint

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1 pound spinach

Sauté all until lobsters are golden brown, spinach is cooked through and the vinegar has evaporated.


1 pound of prepared angel hair pasta

4 medium chopped Roma tomatoes

Mix with previous and top with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.


Spinach Pesto Soup

3 tablespoons butter

3 medium garlic cloves, minced

1 medium onion, chopped



1 pound Fresh spinach leaves

Add to previous and wilt.


1 tablespoon basil

2 1/2 cups chicken stock

Add to previous and bring to a boil.


1 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 cups milk

Just before serving add to previous and warm, DO NOT BOIL.  Garnish with shredded parmesan cheese.


Peace be with you.


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