Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TWD—Golden Brioche Loaf and Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

TWD--Brioche Loaves 8-22-11

This might just look like a regular loaf of bread, but this is not quite the same.  This is the kind of bread you’d really want to splurge on.  


I took a lot of pictures and still feel like nothing could do it justice.  Maybe if I tell you that this recipe, which would make two loaves of bread, or in my case a loaf of bread and twelve cinnamon rolls is so flaky and buttery that you almost can’t believe it.  Just know that this bread (or whatever you make with it—sticky buns, anyone?) had three sticks of butter and three eggs!


This recipe is easy, but time consuming.  Though the mixer does all the hard work.  The time consuming part is just letting the dough rest.  It spends a few hours rising once the dough is made, then it also spends a night in the fridge.

Brioche Cinnamon Rolls 8-22-11 I knew since this recipe was not low-in-fat, that I’d not being having much of it.  So I loaded the cinnamon rolls with a cream cheese and heavy cream laden icing.

Cream Cheese Icing, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

2 cups powdered sugar

2 ounces cream cheese

4 tablespoons cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

Beat the cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth.  Add the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla and mix, then add the cream a tablespoon at a time and beat after each addition until icing is desire consistency.  Scrape the sides of the bowl often.  Spread or drizzle icing over cinnamon rolls.


Both the cinnamon rolls and even just a plain slice of bread are heavenly.  Love the texture and flakiness.  I would probably only make this again for a really super occasion because I cannot afford to eat things like this but once in a blue moon.  I can only imagine that this would make some delicious French toast.  The cinnamon rolls were devoured by the boys and I gave a few of them to some neighbor friends.  Most of the loaf of bread went into the freezer so I wouldn’t “sample” any more of it.

You need this recipe that was chosen by Margaret of Tea and Scones and she’ll have the recipe on her blog.

It will be fun to hop around Tuesdays With Dorie land and see what everyone made with this really fun dough to work with.


Lisa said...

I've been wanting to make brioche for quite a while now. Problem is, I still don't have my own mixer. I guess I'm just gonna have to wait until I can go home and then I'm definitely going for it.

Kim Bee said...

This looks so delicious. New follower from foodblogs. Loving your site.

Lisa Ernst said...

Three sticks of butter??? Hello Paula Deen! I can only imagine how good this must be. And to use it as a base for cinnamon rolls, probably pure ecstasy.

briarrose said...

So tasty...I would definitely be splurging.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

My mouth is watering....looks amazing!

Unknown said...

Holy moly Katrina, that is one insanely perfect loaf of brioche! Mine was all misshapen after its time in the oven, but no less tasty :) Those cinnamon rolls are to die for!

Cindy said...

I didn't make it because I have no self control and it looked so good! When I have company for the weekend I'll make it.
Your cinnamon rolls look decadent, wish we lived just a few miles closer. And we could share treats. Have a great day.

Bonnie said...

What beautiful rolls. They are my "one weakness" so I seldom make them. Brioche dough is such a splurge. Your loaf is beautiful.

Paula said...

I'm with commenter,Bonnie. Cinnamon rolls are my achille's heel so I don't make them often. I'll just drool over yours.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this is one of those things you can't eat a lot of. I offloaded most of my goodies! The cinnamon rolls look great. I've got the beginnings of pecan honey sticky buns in my freezer.

Unknown said...

I remember when I made these cinnamon rolls! I misread the recipe and thought it was 3 Tablespoons of butter...ha! I FREAKED OUT! My dad told me, "Just do it, Claire." So I did...the cinnamon rolls were good. Daddy loved the bread alone but I wasn't a fan.

Pamela said...


Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

Wow. Those cinnamon rolls look amazing. Especially love the shot with the frosting. Good stuff!

Anonymous said...

I've made a lot of bread in my life but I've never made a recipe with that much butter! No doubt it's delicious. Your cinnamon rolls look fantastic.
Your previous posts with the cherry cheesecake bars and pineapple sherbet look great too. I might have to try that sherbet!

Kayte said...

Au contraire...you did that brioche well...and that cinnamon roll...bad bad you for promoting that kind of "must have one now" feeling when I was convinced that I really didn't think I would crave a cinnamon roll just seeing it and reading about it. Nice job. Kids back in school yet?

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

Delcious! wow!!!

TeaLady said...

Brioche and rolls look fantastic. What a great job on these.

thanks for baking with me this week.

BTW have made your Butterfinger IC often. So good.