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The Brioche Tart That Made Julia Child Cry

The Brioche Tart That Made Julia Child Cry

January 04th, 2008  | Category: Chocolate, Friends, Tarts and Pies


As I am writing this post, first snow of the year is hitting the streets of İstanbul. It was the only thing missing at our New Year's Eve dinner party. I baked two desserts for the occasion: "Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel" and "The Brioche Tart that made Julia Child Cry" (recipe below). Can you believe that name? I didn't watch that specific episode, but apparently in ...

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Chocolate Brioche

Chocolate Brioche

December 27th, 2007  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch, Chocolate


Inspiration comes in mysterious ways. Who would have thought that dropping a piece of brioche into a jar of Nutella would lead to such a delicious discovery? OK, maybe it is not the greatest discovery, but chocolate definitely takes the classic brioche recipe to the next level. The level where chocoholics and gluttons like me meet up and stuff our faces with a whole brioche loaf and laugh ...

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What to do with leftover Brioche 2

What to do with leftover Brioche 2

September 13th, 2007  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


You baked it. Then you cut it into small rectangles, toasted it and turned it into a delicious dessert. What's next? You cut it into slices, place them in a toaster and then top it with your favorite ingredients. I spread Nutella on anything edible, so it was a no brainer. Sprinkle of pistachios adds both color and extra flavor. Then some homemade sour cherry jam. Simple and delicious. ...

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Brioche Pudding – What to do with Leftover Brioche

Brioche Pudding – What to do with Leftover Brioche

September 11th, 2007  | Category: Bread, Puddings and Custards


Unfortunately, brioche doesn't keep soft and fresh for a long time and it is likely that you will have some left for the next day. So, how can you turn the rest of this buttery bread into a delicious dessert? This brioche pudding recipe comes to rescue. It is from one of my favorite cookbooks: Kate Zuckerman's "The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle".

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My first Brioche

My first Brioche

September 07th, 2007  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


Whenever I decide to go on a diet, something comes along and makes it impossible to carry on. Last week, it was my first brioche experiment to blame. I don't usually crave bread, so I thought I was safe. Well, so much for that diet. As soon as I smelled the yeast in the kitchen, I knew I was in trouble. How could I ever think that ...

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