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Big Black Dog: Poor Man's Brioche with a dose of Rich Danish!

June 3, 2009

Poor Man's Brioche with a dose of Rich Danish!




We're into our fourth week of Bread Baker's Apprentice (BBA) my weekly bread baking group. And this week the assignment was Brioche. There were three different versions of Brioche to choose from, the difference was in the amount of butter; Rich Man's Brioche with 2 cups of butter, Middle-Class Brioche with 1 cup butter and Poor Man's Brioche with 1/2 cup butter. Since I was not sure if we would like Brioche or not I decided to save the butter and made the Poor Man's Brioche!


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To begin with, I made one large, round loaf of Brioche. And a Pastry Sous Chef on Twitter, @niteweng, suggested I make Danish with the remaining dough. The Brioche was good but the Fresh Strawberry Danishes were outstanding!



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I've made Danish before and used the same technique with rolling out the dough and layering fresh fruit. Then rolling up the dough and slicing into danish. You can find the technique including a step-by-step here. Caution, this link goes to a post when I first began my blog and well..you'll see a huge difference from then to now. ;)


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Google Books has the entire book, "The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread" by Peter Reinhart, scanned and you can find the recipe on Page 123 by clicking here.


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21 Comments:

Blogger ImStuffed said...

Omg! those danishes look incredible! I have tons of strawberries....thanks for the answer as to what I'm going to do with them! :)

June 3, 2009 at 2:25 AM  
Blogger susies1955 said...

WOW, Your loaf looks great and what a wonderful idea to do danishes. THEY look so very good.
I'd love one or two or three right now for breakfast. :)
Susie

June 3, 2009 at 4:39 AM  
Blogger Wonk said...

Wow, agreed, the Danishes are droolable.

I rarely work with yeast, in fact the only things I ever recall making apart from bread are Stollen and Hot Cross Buns. This really encourages me to be more adventurous though!

June 3, 2009 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

The danishes look amazing...now pass one over to me!! ;-)

June 3, 2009 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger SKM said...

droooool. those look amazing.

June 3, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Anonymous The Purple Foodie said...

The danishes look absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could grab one now. Strawberries are my favourite fruit and I'm so envious of your berries for our season is long over!

June 3, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

YUM!!!!! Your dog is precious!

June 3, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger peteeatemall said...

Mmmm the danish look so good.I filled mine with Almond filling! I need to have this dough on hand all the time to make danish and what not! Thanks for sharing. Happy Baking..

June 3, 2009 at 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

What an inspired idea. I might try that next month with fresh cherries!

June 3, 2009 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger YankeeQuilter said...

Those danish look wonderful! I may have to give this a try.

June 3, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Natashya said...

You are a genius! I must have a danish right now.

June 3, 2009 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Penguin Chef said...

YUM! I was planning on making the Middle Class and making various filled rolls and sweets now that May (the month of no-sweets!) is over :) You've definitely inspired me to try something like your danishes!

June 3, 2009 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Rebeca said...

Yummmm!

June 3, 2009 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh so YUM!

June 3, 2009 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

So inviting! Great job!

June 3, 2009 at 7:16 PM  
Anonymous EdibleObsession said...

The danishes look fabulous! I have to come back to visit your yummy-looking blog regularly :)

June 4, 2009 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Melissa Clifford said...

That is gorgeous! I love it! What a beautiful job and photo. What did you do with the round loaf? It must be so light!

June 4, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Di said...

Wow, those look awesome! I never would have thought to add strawberries to danish. I'm going to make my brioche this weekend. Probably a loaf and either snails or a coffee cake ring. Mmm.

June 4, 2009 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Nico said...

very nice, I'll try the brioche danish this weekend.
thanks

June 5, 2009 at 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Sorry, I cannot make these because I would eat FAR TOO MANY of them...these look so delicious! The bread looks lovely, too. I am going in on brioche tomorrow, but making it just in loaves and weeble wobble shapes as I don't want to be too tempted with the sweet versions. There is just so often a girl can be expected to say no to these types of things. Yours look way way too too too good.

June 5, 2009 at 7:13 PM  
Anonymous Allen said...

The danish look incredible -- holy crap, there's nothing poor about those :-)

June 7, 2009 at 10:08 PM  

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