Bread Baking Babes: Brioche and Gateau a la Creme (March 2013)

Brioche and Gateau a la Creme

March 2013

This month's BBB recipe is rich rich rich. It was all about eggs and butter. And at the end of the recipe was a cautionary note "you will need a food processor with a dough hook attachment". But we don't have a food processor with a dough hook, so I followed Richard Bertinet's excellent "hand-kneading sweet dough" video instructions on the Gourmet.com website.

Gateau a la Creme (BBB)

It might look a tiny bit dark, but there wasn't even a hint of scorching either in the fabulous aroma or the flavour.

Gateau a la Creme (BBB)

The custard was wonderfully lemony - not eggy at all. It tasted very much like lemon butter.

Gateau a la Creme (BBB)

It was great for dessert in the evening. It was equally wonderful with coffee the next morning for breakfast. Ah. There's nothing like a good shot of vitamin C!

Gateau a la Creme (BBB)

I am not the biggest fan of custard, so I made only one gateau and decided to make plain brioche with the rest of the dough. Rather than making a braided loaf, I shaped it into buns. At first I was going to use the same shape as for Lucia buns but then remembered the charming bird-shaped buns I saw on eliseskitchen.com. Just before putting the birds into the oven, I brushed them with the small amount of filling leftover after making the gateau.

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Brioche (BBB)

blog from OUR kitchen:
Brioche et un petit Gateau a la Creme (BBB March 2013) << includes my take on the recipe


Brioche and Gateau a la Creme

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