Sunday, May 25, 2014

Agneau de Pâques Brioché/Easter Special Lamb Brioche/Easter Lamb Brioche

Bread baking at home is one of my stress burster, i love to experiment with my bread dough but still i have to succeed couple of method of making bread at home like sourdough. However i love baking bread at home with my usual way of making bread dough. Till now i feel very comfort with brioche dough and i love to bake bread with this rich dough. Since few months for some reason i couldnt able to participate Defi Boulange, a fabulous bread baking event by Nadia and Manue.Eventhough this challenge was for the month of April,i dont want to miss their incredible challenge, actually the idea of making brioche lamb pulled me. Yes,i prepared this lamb brioche twice coz my first trial turned almost like a turtle lamb which was quite funny to see but tastewise nothing to say they came out just awesome.

Easter was during april month but still i want to post this Easter special brioche coz this bread was sitting in my draft since long, its better late than never na. I prefer posting it today coz of this week's blogging marathon theme, as i chosed yeasted breads aS theme.As i told earlier, i tried this bread twice at home, my first trial turned as turtle like lamb and my second trial came out simply prefect, seriously multiple trials will definitely pull you to get anything prefect, trust me i learned this after so many disasters.Thanks to Manue and
Nadia for pulling me to nail out this cute looking lamb in brioche.My lil one went crazy when he saw this lamb brioche and he simply enjoyed this bread with his chocolate drink.Obviously this brioche lamb join the kid's friendly snack's list.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#40. 

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 Vanilla essence
1/2tsp Salt
80grms Butter
1tsp Sugar (for brushing)
3tbsp Water (for brushing)
Sugar pearls (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,vanilla essence 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.

Punch down the doubled dough, knead for few minutes, take two small balls of dough to make lamb's legs. 

Line a baking sheet over a baking tray, transfer the lamb's legs to the baking sheet.

Now pinch out a small ball of dough to make the head of the lamb. Arrange over the already prepared baking sheet.

With the remaining dough, roll it as small discs as show in the picture. Roll three discs of the dough as shown in the picture.

Roll it tightly, and slice it in middle to make a rose like shaped dough.. Finish the dough as the same way.

This is my first trial, am posting this pic to get an idea about how to arrange for making this lamb brioche as i couldnt able to click the stepwise pictures while making the second one.
Arrange these rose shaped dough one by one between the head and legs of the lamb to form the body of the lamb.

Keep them again in a warm place for an hour,covered with a towel.

Preheat the oven at 350F.

In a small bowl, mix the sugar and water for brushing together, brush the top of the bread generously

Sprinkle the sugar pearls.

Bake in oven for 20-25minutes until the bread turns golden brown.

Let it cool completely in a wire rack.

Enjo with your favourite drink.


Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

OMG .. this is superb !
I am bookmarking it. Will try it whenever I have some free time.

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow is all I can say. When I say the title of the post, I assumed bread had lamb in it. lol! It did not occur to me that it is lamb shaped bread! Nicely baked.

Nargis Aara said... Reply To This Comment

Honestly these look so cute :) I know baking is stress buster for many people all the best for more trials

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

My goodness Priya, that's incredible work on the bread!..your steps surely helps..very nicely done..:)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

wow wow...super likes

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

you have left me speechless with that lamb cute!..looks very very nice and interesting! said... Reply To This Comment

interesting bread looks great

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

A masterpiece, Priya.

Sundari Nathan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! Love this lamb though being a vegetarian!! :)

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, they look super-cute :) Would love to make them to impress my little one:)

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! That is so cute! You are so crafty.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

My my've shaped it so perfectly. I don't think I'll have the heart to tear the shape out. Irresistible and I'm scrolling up and down to get another look at this wonderful creation.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Wow. looks so cute, really u r genius dear, wht a great idea.....

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

wow... looks really cute...

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

it looks so cute sis, here my daughter is pulling me to make one right now :-)

Gloria Fernandes said... Reply To This Comment

Awww thats such a cute looking bread.. Hats off to you.. Super loved this..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my my!! You are just great! So so good... A Masterpiece by the Masterbaker herself! :)

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Reply To This Comment

It looks so cute ...u r so creative...

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Aahhhh that lamb looks soooo cute. Amazing bread.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

That lamb looks so cute ....wonderful bread!

Menaga Sathia said... Reply To This Comment

Really am speechless,the lamp looks soo cute!!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

That is one cute looking bread. :)

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Incredible artwork and a yummy looking one at that!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

OMG! what an awesome bread. Wow that really is lot of hard work.