Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Golden Brioche Loaves (Sort of)

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Margie of Tea and Scones and you can get the complete recipe on her blog. She chose Golden Brioche Loaves. I didn’t make the brioche this week because I had made the dough before and made Brioche Raisin Snails and Pecan Honey Sticky Buns. It was finally hot in Seattle these past few days and we had company, all things that didn’t bode well for making these loaves, which require many hours of rising time and overnight refrigeration. I’ll just remember what I had made previously!



Brioche Raisin Snails were picked long before I joined Tuesdays with Dorie, but I really wanted to give them a try. They are a refined version of American cinnamon rolls, with pastry cream and boozy raisins. I brought these to work to share with my colleagues and they were a big hit! The pastry cream disappears into the dough and makes for a beautiful, decadent treat.



I made the Pecan Honey Sticky Buns and served it to guest that we had staying with us. These are so gooey and rich, but worth all the work in every bite. It worked really well to prep the dough in advance and then bake them up in the morning. Nothing beats waking up to the scent of freshly baked sticky buns! Both of these recipes took a little more time, but certainly worth it in the end.

Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, pages 48-50

11 comments:

Irishbaker said...

They both look amazing!

Sunshine said...

Mmmmm....I want them both!

TeaLady said...

Perfect ways to use this wonderful dough. They look amazing.

Thanks for baking with me this week.

Cindy said...

I want a sticky bun now! I really do need to try these. I know that I would love them, that's the problem.

Peggy the Baker said...

Looks yummy! I'm making the snails tomorrow morning and I had been wondering what would happen to the pastry cream. That it disappears into the snails sounds delightful!

jillbert said...

I missed out the other times that the group made brioche, so I was excited to make it. Both of your treats look fabulous!

Pamela said...

I need those pecan sticky rolls!

Chaya said...

Yours look so much richer than my plain brioche. It is good that I didn't make them too. I would have not been as nice as you and shared them.

It's good to know my shortcomings. I am happy just looking at your beauties.

Tia said...

the pecan ones are crying out to me!

Lynne said...

Superb job making both the snails and the sticky buns. Great looking photos, too.

Cakelaw said...

I really want sticky buns and raiin snails after looking at your photos. Boozy raisins and pastry cream - OMG!!!