Brioche always scared me...until I started making breads and sticky buns and other yeast-filled treats. Now I am dying to make the perfect brioche. Anyone who has been lucky enough to have a fresh, light, flaky brioche in France knows what a treat these can be...and I want to be able to make them at my leisure!
So, I simply took the Brioche Sticky Bun recipe from Nancy Silverton and made sticky buns with 1/2 the dough, and 12 mini brioche with the other half. It was so easy, scary easy. I am not thrilled with their forms, I have to work on forming my balls and getting them looking like a Pillsbury Dough Boy head (if you know what I mean!), but WOW were they delicious. My very tiny children each ate 2 at one sitting, and my husband and I probably downed 3 each. We both found they tasted best without jam. The jam takes away from the lightly sweetened dough.
I sprinkled the egg washed tops with Pearl Sugar that I purchased from L'Epicerie.com, and I baked them at 350 for about 25 minutes.
I'm getting really into this bread thing!