Tonight I baked a loaf of brioche. One of the reasons that I've started baking bread is because there are no good choices at our supermarkets. I have never seen brioche or challah at our market. I don't even think Panera carries this type of bread. Well, now I am so excited that I can bake any bread that I want or need. And, the best part: I can do it myself! Cheaper, fresher, and just better!!
This is only about the 8th or 9th time that I've baked any bread at all and I would still consider myself "very new". They say that brioche dough can be hard to work with and it certainly was. It went fine up until the time that I had to work in one and a half sticks of butter. Then it truly became a buttery and greasy nightmare and my husband, daughter and myself really didn't think the bread would turn out.
I am very happy to say that it turned out very tasty. I have never had brioche before, but it is very much like a croissant. I will be making this bread again very soon. We were very impressed. I made this loaf for my next post, Berry-Brioche Bread Pudding with Lemon Fondant. I think Tyler would be impressed that I made my own brioche!! The recipe is not included in this post, but you can find many others online at foodnetwork or allrecipes.