All posts tagged: breakfast

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Pains au chocolat (almost)

I was asked by a friend to take part in a contest, where you do not win anything, but where you only share the desire to knead. The topic was bicolor brioches: so I decided to prepare some pains au chocolate, made with vanilla and cocoa brioche doughs. A set of classic tastes, which never disappoints. Perfect for breakfast. #briochedeprintemps    

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Hokkaido milk bread

A special milk bread, prepared with a special japanese method: Tangzhong. Tangzhong is a roux, prepared with water or milk, that has to be added to the dough…..your bread will be super soft and very very delicious. You will get a bread higher and lighter than it would otherwise be. A perfect milk bread for breakfast or for tea time. I reduced the sugar a little, but if you follow the original recipe, you can get gorgeous and delicious small brioches or “pains au chocolat”.

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Cappuccino french brioches

Different ways to have breakfast….. You can drink coffee, tea, cappuccino, orange juice, croissants or bread and butter and jam…… What about me? I drink cappuccino with 3 cookies….. Only recently I begun to prepare french croissant……the typical meal for breakfast….. So…..I had an idea…….To prepare cappuccino french brioches. That’s it: to taste to be dipped, to eat.

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Orange blossom water braided brioche

A few days ago I tried this recipe for making brioche dough, by the famous itaian Patry Chef Luca Montersino:it is the best I’ve ever made. It is a particular dough, because you prepare the dough twice…..it is more difficult to explain than prepare it. Brioche dough is not so sweet and not so buttery……so you cannot feel guilty eating a slice. I tried a braided brioche, but you can shape the dough as you prefer. Try: it is healthy and delicious, for a special breakfast.

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Apples cake

An apple cake is not the perfect Fall dessert only……..it can be prepared along all the year. Each home baker has a secret recipe for the “best” apple cake….. This cake is the best apple cake I can remember. Super soft, thanks to the dough: infact the recipe calls for pastry choux recipe……but the proportions are different. I suggest you to try it: served plain, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of softly whipped cream.