Sunday, January 17, 2010

If it ain't Brioche, don't fix it: Bread of the week 3

This week I made brioche. Brioche is a decadent French bread. It has a fine crumb that is more cake like than bread like. It is divine.

Brioche takes two days to make. You mix up the dough one day, then chill it in the refrigerator for 10-24 hours. After that you mold it into a loaf and let it rise again. It's a long wait for a loaf of bread, but it is definitely worth it.

It's great sliced and eaten plain, but it can be even better. Lightly toasted and covered in homemade strawberry jam it tastes like heaven. The best part about this toasted bread and fresh tasting jam is that it tastes just like a Hardee's biscuit with strawberry jam on it. That was one of my favorite treats in elementary school, and I am glad I am able to duplicate the flavor in my kitchen.


essjay said...

YUM! I clearly need to start making more bread (and more jam!!).

Phoo-D said...

Your brioche has a beautiful glossy crust! Great job. I can almost taste the butter!