Rus invites us to take a walk on the savory side with his version of this Mardi Gras treat based on a viral King Cake from Twins Burgers and Sweets in Lafayette, LA.
He starts us off by carefully preparing the dough from scratch with only the basics needed to create a crisp yet fluffy base for the cake. While the dough rises, Cracklin Pellets from Rudolph are crisped in a fryer until they’re just right. Using a well known tool in a new style, a pastry gun is loaded with a parboiled boudin mixture to load the filling onto the dough in an even line. Once the the dough is loaded, it’s time to roll it up and pop it in the oven until golden brown. To top it off, the cake is drizzled with Steen’s 100% Pure Cane Syrup, the crisped cracklins, and a second layer of cane syrup to lock them in place and ensure a sweet finish.
This is King Cake done in true Southern style like you’ve never seen before.
If you want fresh cooked cracklins for your own “Boudin & Cracklin King Cake”, you can order them from Rudolph’s website.
Original music for the Smoky Ribs channel, wrote and performed by Chad Austin Parker.