What got me out of the house all day was a fun day with some friends. We took a baking class and then had a late lunch (after eating lots of carbs). Now I should say that I don't bake ..... really .... ever. I like to eat baked goods, I just never bake them. That is probably a good thing.
The base of this baking class is brioche. A bread with lots of butter and eggs.... you know tastes good... good for you! :) I learned that brioche can be turned into about a million things! You can do sweet or savory. We used brioche to make cinnamon rolls, sticky buns and a brioche "roll". All involved a lot of eggs and butter.... I mean a whole lot of butter... but all were yummy!
Out teacher, Bernard, was very enthusiastic (see photo)! He apparently has a healthy food blog himself, but given all the butter we used I find this hard to believe! Just kidding.... of course. His blog has some great recipes, check it out!
Okay, back to brioche. We used the brioche dough to make a "roll" stuffed with fruit and nuts we actually "frosted" the bread with a thick layer of butter. Did I mention that we used a lot of butter? Here I am spreading more butter!
Here is a basic brioche recipe!
Want to add a little "something something" to the brioche? The options are endless. Take the dough and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough (about 1/4 inch thick). add whatever you want to the center (apples, bananas, chocolate, strawberries, nuts, nutella, etc) and roll it up. Brush the surface of the dough with egg yolk and sprinkle some sugar on the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or so.
You will get something like this once you slice it up!