BBA #4: Brioche – Middle Class Loaves and Cinnamon Brioche Cupcakes

by Holly on June 11, 2009

I guess when it comes to my brioche I am a middle of the road, middle class kind of gal. What I really loved about this week was the explanations and options for the brioche and what they could be used for.

I really want to try making a tart or something with some brioche dough some time, since it is mentioned in the book that it could work.

For this week’s Bread Baker’s Apprentice challenge we were tasked with making brioche. Luckily I have made brioche a couple of times before, so I had a decent idea of what to expect. What I didn’t expect was how much nicer and easier this recipe would come together. The dough was soft, silky and buttery smooth.

I made two loaves from the recipe and used the third portion to make 12 cinnamon rolls/cupcakes. The bread was tender, delicious and very light – especially for all that butter and eggs!

You can check out the challenge page on Pinch My Salt for more bakers and brioche this week!

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Barbara Bakes June 11, 2009 at 4:11 am

Wish I had this for breakfast in the morning! Looks fabulous!

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Chavi June 11, 2009 at 4:32 am

Those are the most perfect looking cinnamon rolls ever! I could use one for breakfast right about now!

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Sell...Party Of 3 June 11, 2009 at 4:41 am

oooh, la, la!! That looks fantastic!

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Manggy June 11, 2009 at 4:51 am

Oh. My. G*! Loooove the rolls. They look like Art Deco swirls. Totally to die for! I swearz, one of these days I will be able to make brioche!

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susies1955 June 11, 2009 at 9:20 am

GOSH those are gorgeous. SO tasty looking. I WANT! 🙂
Great job and nice baking along with you.
Susie

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Marthe June 11, 2009 at 10:38 am

Now you've got me craving a cinnamon brioche bun at 6.40 am in the morning!!

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amanda June 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Those cinnamon rolls are too cute!

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Tania June 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm

WOW – I want to make those! I want a really good cinnamon roll recipe for Christmas….I think that might be them! Do they taste as good as they look? How many did you eat!!??

Gorgeus Pictures too!

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Jo June 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Oooh wow, fantastic, fantastic. I love the cinnamon roll best and I wish I was having some for breakfast too.

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Katrina June 11, 2009 at 1:40 pm

What awesom, delicious looking cinnamon rolls! Wow!

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Anonymous June 11, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Good Morning, looks delicious…where do we 'click' for this recipe please?? Tata, Valerie in Manitoba, Canada.

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PheMom June 11, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Thanks all! They were really great! I don't know if I think they are better than regular cinnamon rolls, but they were a nice lighter-texture change.

The recipe actually isn't being posted since we are all working our way through the book – we don't want to publish all of Mr. Reinhart's book. You can find all the brioche variations in the book – The Bread Baker's Apprentice.

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PheMom June 11, 2009 at 3:38 pm

I did just find another site that posted the middle-class brioche recipe. Here it is: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/recipes/brioche

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Carrian June 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Oh I love it!!

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LaDue & Crew June 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Wow, they are gorgeous!!

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kamailesfood June 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Those cinnamon rolls look to-die for. My favorite photo is the very first one. Mmm…drippy glaze.

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Michelle June 12, 2009 at 1:06 am

OMG, these look amazing! Fabulous job!

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Mermaid Sweets June 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Looks amazing, I want to try these. I made the cinnamon rolls from the book in Hawaii and almost DIED, so easy and good.

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Dave Jones June 12, 2009 at 6:12 pm

wow! sounds delicious…gorgeous snapshots.

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Kasha June 12, 2009 at 11:10 pm

You do realize how gorgeous those are right! Amazing. Great photos too! I am learning….

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The Duo Dishes June 13, 2009 at 12:43 am

Wow. So impressive. Your photos are great too. Is it too late for a roll at 6 pm?

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Me! June 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm

wow that looks stunning. almost makes me want to try making them even though it's 90 degrees and way too humid.

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Gale Reeves June 14, 2009 at 10:40 pm

The close up shots are great. I can almost smell and taste these!!!

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peteeatemall June 14, 2009 at 11:34 pm

How great!!! Must make soon! Filled Brioche anytime – YUM!!

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M.O.M. June 18, 2009 at 6:07 am

I was scrolling through your site of deliciousness and while scrolling passed these picture, my husband sitting next to me said, "Mmmmmmm, Yummy! I wan't something yummy!"

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Cookin' Canuck June 19, 2009 at 3:55 am

Absolutely beautiful! What a great recipe.

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Di June 21, 2009 at 10:12 pm

I love the rolls! That's a great idea. I tried to do something like snails with part of my dough, but I hate that they open up too much as they rise and bake. The muffin tin is a wonderful solution.

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