Handmade Brioche

I was once told that I wouldn’t be able to make Brioche very well by hand.  Of course whenever a person tells me that “I can’t”, I do my best to find out if “I can or can’t” on my own.

According to my CIA baking manual *babka is brioche with a filling (usually chocolate).  I did my own spin and also made one with lemon and sugar mixed with butter. The internet is full of various recipes for the dough, so I stuck to the traditional brioche method from the CIA manual.  I scaled the recipe down to 1/8th as I’m sure you won’t be wanting to make twelve loaves.  I felt satisfied making this with my bare hands, however I will welcome the day a Kitchen-aid mixer waltzes through my front door!

Printable recipe


***Not so secret footnote:

*If you delve deep into my brain, everything in my life seems to relate to a song or a sitcom.

This post originated from a rather funny Seinfeld re-run which caused me to google “babka”.  Does everyone remember the episode where Elaine and Jerry sit for hours waiting in the bakery waiting for the cake?

Oooh, cinnamon babka?



One Response to Handmade Brioche

  1. my mother always buys the best kitchen aids that she can find on the market `

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