This tasty pastry is the king of all party treats. New Orleans tradition says to bake it with a small plastic baby hidden inside. Whoever gets the slice with the baby receives the honor of hosting next year's Mardi Gras.
Pastry:1 cup milk1/4 cup butter2 pks fast acting dry yeast2/3 cup warm water1/2 cup white sugar2 eggs1 ½ tsp salt1/2 tsp nutmeg5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
Filling:1 cup packed brown sugar1 tbsp ground cinnamon2/3 cup chopped pecans1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup melted butter
Frosting:1 cup confectioners' sugar1 tbsp water