Ok everyone – what is going on with the weather this winter?! I know it is all people can talk about lately, but seriously – will it ever stop snowing? Definitely the worst winter we’ve had in my 6 years in NYC! I walk to work every morning (takes about 25 minutes in case you are curious) and I think I’ve said about 10 times this winter, “Ok that was by far my worst walk yet.” It just keeps getting worse though! But this morning took the cake (and not the good kind of cake) – freezing rain the entire walk – which was falling on top of snow piles. The result: icy sidewalks and HUGE puddles at each intersection. Fun. But I made it without falling, phew!
And now I can talk about brioche bread, which is definitely cheering me up immediately. There is a stick of butter in each loaf, what’s not to love?!
This recipe calls for a full stick of butter and two eggs in each loaf. That may seem like a lot but it’s totally worth it – the bread tastes just like a croissant! It is soooo good. The crust is flaky, the inside is fluffy yet substantial and the whole thing has the most amazing buttery flavor. And unlike a croissant, this bread is relatively easy to make. Making croissants kind of scares me – all the rolling and the chilling and the pounding of the dough. Maybe someday I’ll attempt them (I mean, look how good they look!) but for now I am going to stick with this croissant-like brioche bread.
This recipe makes two loaves of bread, which is a good thing because it disappears quickly. It makes seriously the most delicious toast I have ever had! And a grilled cheese on this brioche bread?! Unreal.
Sidenote – I brought that Christine Ferber jelly back from Paris and it is amazing! TheBetterHalf thought I was kind of nuts to transport jelly in my suitcase, carefully wrapped in clothing, but this article proves that I am not the only crazy one! Some things are just worth it 🙂 (TheBetterHalf: Just because someone else did it doesn’t make you not crazy. It means she’s crazy too. You’re both international jelly smugglers.)
If you are lucky enough to have a snow day today, try making this brioche bread! You will not regret it.
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