Lately, I have been having a craving for one of my favorite bread recipes. Of course, it’s not just any bread – it is brioche. For me this word has a bit of an onomatopoeic quality to it. It’s a bit of a stretch, but let me explain. The “che” sound reminds me of the way the crust cracks as you tear your desired piece away from the rest, and the “brio” is that soft buttery flavor that melts in your mouth as you savor the taste. I by no means did the delicious quality of brioche justice, but hopefully I made some sense.
Now, if you’ve never had brioche, it truly isn’t bread as you know it, it is special. After all, it is a process to concoct, but oh, so very worth it. In fact, I created a time schedule for each time I want to make this recipe if my goal is to serve it to my guests for breakfast. Yes, it does involve me getting up in the wee hours of the morning, but the process itself is very simple.
-adapted from Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa
Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for . . . stay in bed or cozy up on the couch, pour yourself a steaming cup of coffee or tea and savor each lovely bite.
Other ways to enjoy brioche:
*Hamburger buns – this brings an pop of flavor to an already juicy burger that continually impresses me.
*French Toast – there’s nothing left to say. My mouth is watering.
Have a beautiful Friday and fantastic beginning to your weekend!