Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Cranberry Cinnamon Brioche

Brioche is a highly enriched French bread, whose high egg and butter content give it what is seen as a rich and tender crumb. It has a dark, golden, and flaky crust from an egg wash applied before and after proofing.The word brioche first appeared in print in 1404, and this bread is believed to have sprung from a traditional Norman recipe. It is argued that brioche is probably of a Roman origin, since a very similar sort of sweet holiday bread is made in Romania... It is often served as a pastry or as the basis of a dessert, with many local variations in added ingredients, fillings and toppings. Here i used dry cranberries n cinnamon powder to this brioche to make them more flavoursome..actually i want to prepare as swirl brioche but at last i added few cranberries to make them more delicious...

2cups All purpose flour +1/2 cup of flour
1/2cup Lukewarm Milk
2tbsp Sugar
2tsp Active dry yeast
1/4tsp Salt
1/2cup Butter ( room temperature)
1no Egg
1/4cup Dry cranberries
2tsp Cinnamon
1tsp Butter( melted)

 Add the active dry yeast to the lukewarm milk n let them sit for 5 minutes..Take a large bowl, add the all purpose flour, sugar n salt...now add egg , butter n foaming yeast..mix everything well with ur fingers, they will be very sticky..dust the dough with the flour n knead them for a while until they turn soft.. keep this soft dough in a warm place for an hour r until they double the volume...

Knead again for a while...add the cinnamon powder to the melted butter n keep aside..also add the cranberries to the dough n knead for few minutes until they get well mixed..dust again n flatten the dough..spread the cinnamon-butter mixture over the dough..roll them as cylinder..u can bake them directly now r else can arrange them in a loaf pan r in a cake mould..here i used savarin cake mould..brush the unbaked brioche with cinnamon-butter mixture r else with beaten egg..just springle few cranberries too..Let them sit again for few minutes until they raise a bit in a warm place..Preheat the oven to 350F..

Arrange the mould in the middle rack of the oven n bake them for 30minutes r until they turn brownish..Keep aside n let them cool for few minutes..

Just springle powdered sugar over the brioche n serve them with any choice of spread!!!!


Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

wow,thats a splendid treat..And i love cinnamon in any form..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

mmmmm yummmy nice recipe looks yum yum

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

some of your baking recipes are very unique and this is one of them..looks yummy..

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

It seems you truly love brioche.Cinnamon is perfect with it.I love cinnamon

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Rich and flavorful brioche

PG said... Reply To This Comment

Looks really delicious! I find it wonderful that you used cranberries rather than the usual raisins. yum yum.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Love the picture & Love anything with cranberries in it.

Happy new year to you & your Family!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

aaha..supera iruku paakavae. kalakunga priya. where did u buy that doll? romba cute a irku.

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

wow..u desreve an applause Priya..Always comes up with such lovely recipes..:)..I loved that doll..;)