Saturday, December 1, 2012

Brioche Christmas Tree

Last year with a couple of friends i baked for a month for Champa's Bake-a-thon, this year am again gonna run but  this time just 3 days per week. For the first day of bake a thon, am posting my lil one's latest favourite, brioche christmas tree.Since christmas is approaching quickly, my kids started asking to bake something christmassy. As i planned to bake bread, my daughter suggested to bake a brioche as christmas tree. I simply loved her brilliant idea and quickly prepared my brioche dough.

This cute looking brioche christmas tree was prepared with usual brioche dough and goes for eggs. I have already prepared a light version of brioche,this time i went for almost the same dough preparation apart from butter, i went adding more butter this time and these cute brioche christmas tree came out extremely spongy,buttery and delicious.I baked three medium sized brioche christmas tree from the measurement i have given here and went for some black poppy seeds and sesame seeds for the crust.Do check ChampaSrivalliSumana Deepak,Veena and Preeti Deo wat they baked for the first day of bake-a-thon.Sending to 60days of Christmas hosted by Priya and Divya.




3cups Bread flour or all purpose flour
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1/2cup Milk (luke warm)
3nos Egg yolks
1/4cup Sugar +1tsp Sugar
1tsp Salt
150grms Butter
1no Egg yolk+1tsp Milk (for brushing)
Black poppy seeds(as per need)
Sesame seeds (as per need)

Mix the yeast,a teaspoon of sugar and salt to the luke warm milk, keep aside until the yeast turns foamy.

Meanwhile take the flour,egg yolks,sugar in a large bowl, add gradually the foamy yeast and turn everything as a soft dough, now add the butter and knead everything for 10minutes.

Arrange the dough in a bowl covered with a towel,keep aside for atleast for 2hours until they double their volume.

Knead the dough again for few minutes, divide the dough as three equal balls.

Divide 16 tiny balls from the already divided dough. Roll them as round balls and place it over a baking sheet, one by one without any space as christmas tree.

Keep it in warm place for half an hour.

Preheat the oven at 350F. Mix the egg yolk with milk for brushing together, now brush the uncooked brioche christmas tree generously.

Springle the poppy seeds and sesame seeds on the top and  bake them for 20-25minutes until the crust turns golden brown.

Cool it completely on a wire rack.

39 comments:

  1. what a cute idea :) this looks fantastic on a christmas table

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  2. Perfect n soft brioches...looks fabulous!!! great job Priya!!

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  3. Merry christmas & the tree is such a nice beginning of festival times..plus u are super creative priya :)

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  4. this tree is so delicious...and so so cute priya

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  5. wow. this looks really neat and yummy.

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  6. Oh, it looks so cute Priya. Fun for kids to pull the rolls and eat them.

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  7. Brioche Christmas tree looks delicious and beautiful.

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  8. Lovely brioche tree.. Perfect for the Christmas season..

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  9. That's a cute Christmas tree!

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  10. This is so pretty and cute too...wonderfully done Priya !

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  11. Absolute fun Priya..Perfect and so temptingly baked !

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  12. Wow these are so perfect for the December season!!! A suggestion is that it would be more festive if you had added some red chili flakes and some fresh coriander leaves to add the color!!!

    Love your creativity!!
    Sowmya

    Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour
    Ongoing Event - Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats

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  13. What an innovative idea, credits to ur daughter n cute christmas tree, love it :-)

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  14. I love this idea!! I did it too, but with bread rolls with different toppings, lovely for the Xmas table!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  15. @Sowmya, its a sweet brioche, if am making something savoury, definitely i go for ur suggestion, actually i wanted to add some tutti futti chunks here, but none wanted to have as though so dropped the idea:).

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  16. So cutely done dear! You are just rocking!!! :)

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  17. wow....Soo cute and very innovative..Love this!

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  18. Loving the beautiful tree shape you created!! I love how you come up with simple and quick yummy bakes.

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  19. My gosh, that's awesome Priya..so good..

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  20. New and innovative idea.. So yummy tree Priya
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  21. Beautiful Christmas tree...yummy and looks soft...

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  22. You are very creative dear,looks so cute and perfectly baked.

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  23. i've heard so much abt rich brioche bread but not tasted it so far... Got to try this and the Xmas tree version is a lovely idea... your daughter is smart like you :)

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  24. innovative idea:) ur tree looks awesome

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  25. Priya nooooooooooooobody can beat you,U know I misssssssssssssed lot of your post just scrolled and saw. OMG so many barley recipes...so many bakes... ur always super woman ..Hats off to you...

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  26. this is simply superb...luv that cute brioche bread...

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  27. Love brioche bread urs looking very tempting...

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  28. Wow! It's so cute! Very lovely!

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  29. OMG...that looks so super cute and yummy!! I'd like a brioche roll now.

    Regards,
    Manju

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