Tuesdays With Dorie – Golden Brioche Loaves

by Jessica on August 23, 2011

Golden Brioche Loaves

I know how excited I get before I’m about to bake bread. It’s one of my favorite indulgences and I miss it terribly (way more than I miss those thirty extra pounds I’ve lost). But what I didn’t remember about baking brioche, is the incredibly long rising times the recipe calls for. It’s been over three years since I last made it (using the dough for Dorie’s Pecan Honey Sticky Buns), so I’d forgotten how agonizing it is to wait for this lovely bread to bake up.

My loaves didn’t rise like they should have this time around, but what they lacked in height, they made up for in taste… an absolute buttery taste. Momma G compared the flavor to croissants, so maybe that’s a sign I’ll perfect #3 on my 30-Before-30 list. Sounds good, right? :)

Golden Brioche Loaves 2

Margie of Tea and Scones is this week’s sweet hostess. Visit her blog to get a copy of the recipe and to see a list of this week’s TWD participants, head over to the ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post!

Golden Brioche Loaves (pgs. 48-50)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Golden Brioche Loaves 3

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eliana August 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

A buttery loaf? Hmmmm – sounds glorious to me!

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2 Chaya August 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

I relate to you about those rise waiting times. The bread is easy to make but the waiting is challenging. The results are worth it. You have a stunning loaf.

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3 Margaret August 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

They mite not have risen much but the texture looks perfect.

Thanks for baking with me this week.

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4 Cakelaw August 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Mmmm, I would happily have some of this. Love brioche!

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5 Tracey August 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I agree with Momma G – the brioche is sort of like croissants, though I personally find croissants even more buttery and flaky (and hence delicious)! Your loaf looks great Jessica :)

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6 Nicole August 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I posted the two variations made with the dough. I does take a long time but the bread is very tasty. Your loaves look great!

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7 Elaine August 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Hi, Jessica! Wow! Congratulations on your weight loss! Your brioche looks so pretty and golden. If brioche tastes that croissants I will definitely have to make this for my husband.

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8 cindy August 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I have got to make this soon. It looks so good. Congrats on -30, that’s wonderful.

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9 Jill August 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I hadn’t thought about it, but this was croissant-like in flavor. I guess that’s why it was so good with jam for breakfast!

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10 Pamela August 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Lovely and buttery goodness!

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11 Nic August 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

cute little loaf, sorry it didnt get the height you wanted but it sure looks good to me!

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12 Jessica August 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm

What gorgeous golden color on that loaf! Mine were more “brown” than “golden.” 30 pounds – wow, very impressive! I’m thinking the brioche diet is not the way to go for me. :)

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