How to make it

  • Cook butter or margarine, sour cream, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over low heat, stirring often, until butter melts. Cool mixture to 100 degrees to 110 degrees F.
  • Dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in 1/2 cup warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add butter mixture, eggs, and 2 cups flour; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until smooth. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  • Stir together 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  • Punch dough down; divide in half. Turn 1 portion out onto a lightly floured surface; roll to a 28- x 10-inch rectangle. Spread half each of cinnamon mixture and softened butter on dough. Roll dough, jellyroll fashion, starting at long side. Place dough roll, seam side down, on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bring ends together to form an oval ring, moistening and pinching edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining dough, cinnamon mixture, and butter.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 20 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Decorate with bands of Colored Frostings, and sprinkle with Colored Sugars.
  • Colored Frostings:
  • Stir together powdered sugar and melted butter. Add milk to reach desired consistency for drizzling; stir in vanilla. Divide frosting into 3 batches, tinting 1 green, 1 yellow, and combining red and blue food coloring for purple frosting.
  • Colored Sugars:
  • Place 1/2 cup sugar and drop of green food coloring in a jar or zip-top plastic bag; seal. Shake vigorously to evenly mix color with sugar. Repeat procedure with 1/2 cup sugar and yellow food coloring. For purple, combine 1 drop red and 1 drop blue food coloring before adding to remaining 1/2 cup sugar.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    I've heard of this bread! Sounds really pretty and so yummy! Thanks for providing the history info too, very interesting!
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    Peeta how nice for you to post this on Fat Tuesday, this brings back all the memories of New Orleans....
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    This is wonderful cake ive had it before yum yum
    thanks for posting it and on my birthday too lol your sooooooo sweet lol
    and a drink to go with it wow i need the main course now lol


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    " It was excellent "
    clbacon ate it and said...
    Happy Mardi Gras!
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