Friday, April 29, 2016

Brioche Pastries


Do you remember the Bruffins I blogged about just before Easter?  Well, I couldn't get that delicious and easy to make brioche dough out of my head so decided I would make another batch and try a few sweet brioche pastry recipes.  Three, to be exact!  My adventures in brioche dough...:)

 
Cherry Brioche Snails, above, made with pastry cream and plumped dried cherries flamed with rum.


Danish-style pastries filled with Pastry Cream, Raspberry - Hibiscus Preserves and Almonds.


These were my favorite! Brioche dough patted into my small, removable bottom tart pans, and filled with pastry cream, raspberry and hibiscus preserves and topped with a sugary almond/egg white slurry.

 

Chocolate-Almond Cinnamon Swirl Muffins.  Bits of chopped chocolate, almonds and cinnamon sugar wrapped in brioche dough, and shaped into muffins.


I like mine topped with a pat of sweet butter. Great for breakfast or tea!

Speaking of tea, have your tried Yogi 'Joint Comfort' tea with Turmeric? I'm not fond of the taste of turmeric on its own but this decaf green tea also has lemongrass and peppermint leaf for a refreshing, bright taste. It's my new favorite tea!


Before I leave you with my three brioche pastry recipes, I'd like to thank Stephanie at The Glamorous Gourmet for the beautiful Williams Sonoma Market Herb Wreath!  I was the lucky winner of her giveaway this month and it is now hanging in the window above my kitchen sink.  If you enjoy wine, Stephanie is a certified sommelier who dishes up some great recipes and wine recommendations. Thank
you again, Stephanie!


Here are the links to each of the three recipes above.

Cherry Snails: https://sites.google.com/site/savoringtimesrecipes/cherry-snails-with-pastry-cream

Danish- Style Pastries:  https://sites.google.com/site/savoringtimesrecipes/danish-brioche-pastries

Chocolate-Almond Cinnamon Swirl Muffins:  https://sites.google.com/site/savoringtimesrecipes/chocolate-almond-cinnamon-swirl-muffins

Happy Baking!

Note:  I forgot to add the 3 egg yolks to the recipe for the Pastry Cream, which is now added to the recipe. I also fixed the link to the Danish Style Pastries! Sorry for the confusion!

53 comments:

  1. That WREATH!!♥
    And ALL your brioches creations..

    I will definitely look into that tea!
    I spy pansies and picked one that came back from last yr tonight for our dinner..
    I also spy a wicker basket that I have the EXACT one..from a Victorian online store..from Victoria magazine..maybe 20 yrs ago..or more!

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    1. I know, I love it :) Pansies are always the first to get planted in containers here in April. Hardy and lovely! My basket came from Home Goods perhaps three or four years ago :) I think you would love the tea! ♥

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  2. I love brioche bread in any and every form, these look spectacular --- I think they'd be perfect for Mom's big day!

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    1. So do I, Sue :) They would be perfect for Mother's Day too. Thank you!

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  3. Oh my, the tarts look so good. As much as I enjoy bread making I have only done brioche a few times. You have inspired me to try it, again...thanks.
    Beautiful wreath...
    Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. They were my favorite, Marigene! This brioche recipe is so effortless - that's why I enjoy making it. Thank you and have a great weekend too!

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  4. They all look fantastic, but I esp. love the idea of using brioche as the tart crust.
    Have a great weekend, Susan!
    Angie

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    1. Thank you, Angie! I really liked how they turned out too ;)

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  5. I love your idea of the small tart pan. I have one and every time I've used it, I've loved my creations. And that wreath is outstanding!

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    1. I use the small tart pans more than any other :) Thank you, Lea Ann!

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  6. I have the AB in 5 cookbook, Susan, but have never made the brioche dough. After seeing your creations, I'm inspired to get that cookbook out and make some dough. Congratulations on winning the gorgeous wreath!

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    1. You must try the brioche dough, Kitty, I think it's delicious and so easy. Thank you, Kitty!

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  7. All of your brioche recipes are winners Susan. Makes me want to try every one of them. I love my small tart pans too. Your wreath is gorgeous!

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    1. Each one is delicious in its own way, Penny, and such an easy way to make delicious pastries. Have a great weekend and thank you!

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    2. Each one of them look amazing. I've never tried making brioche dough either. Makes me want to try it myself too. Congrats on winning that beautiful wreath. I'm sure it makes quite a statement hanging in your kitchen window.

      Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

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    3. This recipe is so easy, Carolyn. Hope you try it :) Thank you!

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  8. All of your brioche recipes are winners Susan. Makes me want to try every one of them. I love my small tart pans too. Your wreath is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Penny! I fixed the link to the Danish Pastries. Thanks for letting me know!

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  9. Delicious looking pastries -- and a very well-used pan! Lucky you, winning that beautiful wreath.

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  10. These all look amazing, like they were created in some fine pastry shop! A fine French pastry shop :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Chris :) I really had fun with them!

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  11. these look so unbelievably light and soft, that texture really must be glorious. I've never made brioche dough before but i've made challah dough and I think it's quite similar. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Dom! I think challah is very similar but with fewer eggs. Also very delicious!

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  12. The pastries are beautiful Susan! You found a great spot to hang the herb wreath and it will be nice using the herbs when you cook. I'll check out Stephanie's blog. Thanks for the recommendation on the tea.

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    1. I'm not sure I'd have the heart to remove anything from the wreath, it's so pretty :) Thank you, Debbie! Have a great Sunday.

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  13. Comment lost. Will type slowly... This looks good and that you are revisitng a recipe is also a good sign. I do not believe that I could drink turmeric tea, but I do take a capsule of turmeric morning and night and find it very, very helpful.

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    1. I hate when that happens! This brioche recipe is the BEST so I will be revisiting it many times in the future :) Vee, the tea is delicious with the lemongrass and peppermint leaf. I take the capsules too!

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  14. I don't know which one I like the most Susan,I take note of all three recipes !Have a good day, a warm hug, xo

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  15. Fill my plate up with both! I am such a carboholic! Anytime - so addicting, and so fabulous.

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    1. If you love carbs you will really love these, Jacqueline! Thank so much!

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  16. Such gorgeous pastries and a lovely wreath. It is so fun to be a winner-is it not? I think we'd all be winning with this lovely brioche dough. Can't wait to check them out!

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  17. I'm going to save the recipe for those cute pastries....perfect for the Garden Club. Brioche dough is such fun to experiment with and you've certainly explored the possibilities! It also makes (I hate to put this in print!) great bread pudding when you have leftovers.
    I won Stephanie's champagne last week...I know her and we live in the same area, making delivery easy! :) Waiting for my champagne loving daughter to visit before popping it open.

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    1. Congratulations on winning Stephanie's champagne, Barbara! BTW, I love bread pudding :)

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  18. I have to make these . I love brioches and these look delicious. Love your pics Susan!! <3 <3

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    1. I hope you try them, Gloria! So delicious ;) Thank you! xo

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  19. Yum, these pastries look delicious and ultra soft! The entire post is screaming "tea party" for me! I am in love with that wreath too - gorgeous!

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    1. They absolutely are delicious and so soft! Thank you, Pamela!

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  20. I totally remember your bruffins, these brioche pastries just killed me again, they look sooo good!

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    1. Looking at them again makes me want to whip up another batch of brioche dough :) Thank you, Jasline!

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  21. These little sweet treats look absolutely delicious Susan and congratulations on winning this beautiful wreath! Perfect spring gift!

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    1. I grew up eating Danish pastries and kringles so these are in my blood :) Thank you, Katerina!

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  22. Congratulations on winning that lovely wreath! Such a fun surprise. I am smitten with these rolls. The Danish version has my creative juices going! They all look wonderful. Thanks so much!

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    1. I hope you give the dough a try, Tricia. It really makes pastry making easy :) Thank you, again!

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  23. Oh my gosh, Susan, they turned out so beautiful! I would seriously not be able to just eat one! I'd devour them!

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  24. Hi Susan, the pastires look delicious, if I could I would have one of these everyday for breakfast. Gone are the days of eating anything and everything I want anytime of day. The wreath is beautiful. Happy Mothers Day!

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  25. Susan, those are some absolutely gorgeous brioche pastries! I will have to look into that tea! Happy Mother's Day (late...ugh!!) and congratulations on that wreath, it's SO pretty!

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  26. You outdid yourself, Susan! Of course, I would have to sample them all before choosing a favorite. And I love the way you styled the photos and your gorgeous china. All in all, a great post.
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. While they all sound absolutely delicious, I'd have a cherry brioche snail first before I sampled the others.

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  28. Thanks so much for the mention, Susan, and I'm so glad you're enjoying your wreath! These pastries look so incredibly tasty and I LOVE the sound of the ones with hibiscus preserves - where do you find that? I would love to order some! And thank you for the mention of that Joint Comfort tea. I have p l e n t y of orthopedic issues and have tried to incorporate turmeric into my diet (mostly on my morning oatmeal along with cinnamon and ground ginger) but I would love to try this tea - many thanks!!!

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