Monday, May 18, 2009

Brioche a' Tete

Many of the food blogs that I visit regularly have boasted about the book "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day". The concept of having the ability to bake homemade breads on a daily basis without the many hours of preparation truly intrigued me. I wondered how a refrigerated dough could yield so many wonderful breads without a time-consuming, all day affair. So, like any faithful foodie, I ran to our neighborhood Barnes and Noble and purchased the book. :-)

Last week my friend Sarah and I enjoyed another afternoon of baking. One of the items we chose to work with was the Brioche dough from my new book. We divided the dough between us and this is my first completed bread from my "starter". I know Sarah had had great success with the two recipes that she baked up with her dough, so you'll have to be on the look-out for her creations on her food blog too. I loved how quickly I had a loaf of fresh, homemade bread cooling on my kitchen counter. As I've said before, there's something about baking bread that gives me a feeling of comfort and satisfaction. If you haven't purchased this amazing book yet, go now...run don't walk to your nearest bookstore and get it. It truly changes how bread baking can be accomplished in our busy homes.

From the heart of my kitchen to yours may your experience be fun and the food always flavorful. Enjoy!

17 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Christy.. I have this book also, I have yet to try anything from it. Shame on me. our brioche looks delicious. I really should save a day to do some of these fantastic recipes from there I read about.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I'm always looking for new recipe books to add to my collection--I don't have one specifically for bread yet; thanks for the recommendation! Looks amazing!

Heidi said...

I need to get this book. Your Brioche a' Tete looks beautiful... and it sounds fancy-shmancy too!

Delectable Dining said...

It turned out so well! Yeah!

HoneyB said...

I have made the pizza dough but that is as far as I have gotten....I would have to say the brioche would have to be next on my list!

Elyse said...

Yet another rave review for this book! I don't know why I've held off for so long, but I really need to run out and buy this book. Your brioche looks fabulous! I want my own brioche, too :)

Ingrid said...

Looks amazing! Great job! I have that book and have made the olive oil dough for pizza and it was wonderful. I need to mbake something else.
~ingrid

Rachel said...

Sarah was telling me all about the book and about how you guys split the dough so you could each experiment with different recipes. The brioche looks delicious!

carma said...

I love a good loaf of bread!

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Mamarazzi said...

mmmm bread!! my biggest weakness, fo'shizzle!

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Brandy said...

If that picture is any indication then the book is a definite MUST GET!

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sandy said...

There is nothing better than fresh baked bread!

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♥Rosie♥ said...

I adore fresh baked bread and your Brioche looks so good!

I must look this book up on amazon ;0)

Cammie said...

that looks fantastic!
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greedygrace said...

yumilicious!

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Valerie said...

Christy that looks so delicious. I am wanting one now.

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Jen said...

Oh there is nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread. Yum!

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