Thursday, August 18, 2011
Homemade Brioche and Fig Jam
So today, I decided to do something that always makes me happy because it brings up such special memories with my youngest, who loves to be in the kitchen with me. When he was younger, he loved to help me bake bread and we had so much fun together in the kitchen.
Brioche is a favorite of my kids and a bread that is hard to find where I live so several years ago, I learned how to bake it myself with a lot of practice. I follow Ina Garten's recipe for brioche rolls and just make loaves out of it and let me tell ya, if you have a stand mixer, it isn't hard at all. It also freezes perfectly so I put a loaf in the freezer for later.
You throw the ingredients into your mixer the night before and after the dough is all kneaded and gooey, put it into a large buttered bowl and stick it in the refrigerator for the night. The next day, let that sit at room temperature for an hour. Divide in half, shape each half into a 6" x 8" rectangle and roll up. Place each one seam side up in two greased loaf pans.
fig jam, you definitely should. It's so good! And it went perfectly with the warm brioche. My kids will be so excited to see this yummy treat when they get home from school today and I will be so happy to see their smiling faces!
Have a great day!