Thursday, 21 February 2008

Brioche Filled with Chocolate Gnache



In the book-Artisian Bread in Five Minutes a day the author has written this is the closest you'll ever get to the aroma of a Paris Patisserie in your own kitchen.
And I can agree with this as when i made them the whole house was smelling to the baking of this bread.

I had found about this book trough Sreamy Kitchen and I have to admit it has been a great buy.

The recipes in this book is so easy.You just have to mix the dough and keep it in the fridge. You can keep them for 5 days. Jaden had written more you sit it in the fridge tastier the dough gets.
Normally you have to knead the dough for so many minutes when you make a bread, but in this book no. There is no work at all and that is what i love about it. And the results are so deliciously good.

From the same book i've made Sticky Cinamon pecan roll.

Before i get to the recipe I have a good news.
Rosie of Rosie bake a peace of a cake has awarded E for excellent award for me.
Thankyou Rosie. I don't know id she is awardind me for my smile or for my cooking :-)


Dough,Chocolate et...

Make 1 loaf.
1 pound brioche dough. I used half the recipe from the brioche bread. In the book it is written you only have to use 1 pound of the dough to make this.Choice is your own. You just have to know what is best for you.
1/4 pound bitter sweet chocolate finlay chopped.
2 tbsp unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan.
4 tsp unsweetend cacoa powder.
1 tbsp rum
5 table spoon corn syrup. ( I don't get this hear so used golden syrup)
1 egg white lightly beaten with 1 tbsp of water.
Granulate sugar for sprinkling on top. I used pearl sugar

Making the ganache:
1. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in a MW on low heat, untill smooth. Remove from heat, add the butter and stir intil incorporated.

2. Stir the cocoa powder into the rum, add the corn syrup, znd mix untill smooth. Add to the chocolate.


Chocolate Ganache etc...

3. Assembling the brioche:

Lightly butter 9 x 4 x 3 inch nonstick loaf pan. Dust the surface of the refrigated brioche dough with flour and cut off a one poud piece. ( I uses half of the dough from the brioche mixture)

Dust the piece with more flour and quickly shape it into a ball by streaching the surface of the dough around the ball a quater turn as you go.Using a rolling pin, roll out the ball into 1/4 inch thivk rectangle, dusting with flour as needed.
You will have to use generous amount of flour as the dough is really sticky tip i got from jaden.

4. Spread 1/2 cup of the ganache evenly over the rectangle, leaving a 1 inch border all aroundtarting at the short end, roll up the dough, beeing careful to seal the bare edge.



5. Gentley tuch the loose ends underneath, elongate into a oval , and drop into the prepared pan.

Done

6. Allow to rest 1 hour and 40 minutes.

7. Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Using a pastry brush, paint the top crust with egg white. Sprinkle lightly with the granulated suagar..

8. Bake the brioche for about 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the sugar caramalizes. Due to the butter in the dough, the brioche will not form a hard crust.

9. Remove from the pan and cool slightly, then drizzel the remaining 1/4 cup of ganache over the top crust. Cool completley and slice.

Here is the Sticky Conamon Pecan Rolls from the same book

54 comments:

Cakespy said...

Oh, one of my favorite combinations. This looks--and sounds--so delicious!

Cham said...

Congrats for the E award ! The brioche looks yummy :)

Asha said...

YUM YUM!! I have been wanting to bake Brioche for a long time now, even got the recipe. Ganache looks great in there, almost like all in one dessert! I bet H and S are both very happy to have that yummy when they come home!:D
Good work F, I will check that book as well, thanks. Enjoy the award too, both blog and smile deserves it!:)

Uma said...

Congrats on your award, Happy cook. the cocolate Gnache looks so yummy!

sandhya said...

Looks gorgeous.. it must have smelt so good... this must be easy as there is no kneading.. would surely try this....

Happy cook said...

Cakes spy Thankyou. It was really delicious.

Chams thankyou

Asha Well both H and S enjoyed them. Shyama coudn't wait till it was cooled , i had to slice a piece before it was fully cooled down.

Uma thankyou

Peter M said...

Happy, this would be wonderful serving with coffee to friends.

Rosie said...

Hi Happy Congrats again on your E Award!!

I am sat here drooling having just viewed your beautiful chocolate broiche and ganache!! This is an excellent bake and most scrummy ..

I spied your James Martin Book too ;)

Rosie x

Vanamala said...

This is new to me.. very nice

AnuZi said...

Ok I DEMAND that you go ahead and mail me some of that. THANKS!! hehe
Ok now that I'm done being a big baby...awesome recipe dear. thanks for sharing :o)

DK said...

Its celebration time! Congrats on the award HC :) With the scrumptious recipes you are churning out - u sure deserve the 'E' award girl! I still havent gotton over the taste of the Mushroom Dome which I made the other day - thanks to you :)

This ganache luks lip smacking!

Alpa said...

so yummy, congratulations!

SpicyTasty said...

wow!! looks yummy. A must try recipe...

Richa said...

looks so tempting, hc! u sure are putting that book to good use :)
congrats on the 'E' award!

Suganya said...

Brioche is already decadent. You have added another layer of decadence to it.

Rachel said...

the loaf looks lovely...the book seems to be a good buy..the pecan rolls was something that I have been wanting to try..still have not got down to doing it....

Congrats on the award:)

easycrafts said...

It looks great, but can u pls help me as to whether there is any substitute to eggs

Meera said...

Congrats on your E award.
Recipe and picture both look awesome.

Sagari said...

till now havent tried baking bread or something like this but that brioche looks sooooo good cant wait to try

Cakelaw said...

I'm in heaven when I look at this bread! BTW, congrats on your award - it's well deserved.

Dhivya said...

wow..looks delicious..can i grap one piece..its tempting..

Retno Prihadana said...

Congratulation for the award. Ur brioche look really good, just perfect with chocolate.

Laavanya said...

This looks awesome Happy Cook.. you've been tempting me with the sticky rolls and now this!!

Happy cook said...

Peter I do agree

Rosi Thankyou. I was really surprised how easy they were to make and Hi hi isn't james adorable :-)

Vanamala thankyou

ANuzi hi hi thankyou. If you were living close by i would have send them to you

DK thankyou.
You made the mushroom dome soup isn't it delicious and easy to make too

Alpa and Spicy taste thankyou


Rich thankyou. Yeah i am indeed . And want tç try the other recipes as soon as posible but my waistline don't agree with me

Suganya thankyou. That is ma not enough with one thing ;-)

Happy cook said...

Rachel do tey them. I would suggest pecan rolls to try first as this brioche dough was a bit difficult to handle than the pecan

Easy craft I've no idea if there is a substitution for eggs. Ask viji from V. Cuisine she might know or maybe bee

Meera thankyou

Sagari do try them, they are easy

Cake law thankyou, i was in heaven when i ate them :-)

Dhivya do grab them :-)

Retno Priadhana Thankyou. I loved them with chocolate

Kribha said...

Oh you wicked wicked girl, Are you feasting on this while I'm dieting? Wah.... Wah.... (can you hear me cry?) It looks absolutely GORGEOUS. HC, If I ever meet you I surely want you to bake this for me. Looks super good.

Kribha said...

Gosh! Your cake mesmerized me. Hearty congrats on getting the "E" award. You deserve many more. Enjoy it. Hugs to you.

Namratha said...

Wow Happy, it looks awesome and delicious. I can't imagine baking this, looks like a lot of work...great going that you've done it :)Congrats on the award dear...you deserve it!! :)

Swapna said...

Chocolate Gnache looks so yummy......congrats for the award Happy Cook!!!!!

Happy cook said...

Kribha I am always on diet. But then there are times i indlulge :-((( . If i ever meet you I will make it for you and both of us can indulge in this delicious brioche :-))

Namratha, It was not that difficult, inly part i thgought was a bit diggivult was handleing the dough when i had to make a ball

Swapna thankyou

Ruth Daniels said...

So glad I ordered the book...now I just have to have some patience until it gets here.

Great blog!

Saswati said...

you are an expert happy cook..i love all your bakes.this recipe is a keeper for sure.

Emiline said...

I think I'm in love! I'm going to have to try this this sometime, because I love all of the French chocolate-filled pastries.

bee said...

you, my dear, are a very corrupting influence on those who resolved to stay away from sinful things. :D

meeso said...

Are you serious...can something really look and sound so good!!! I wanted a piece of that instantly, it looks amazing!

Maheswari said...

Yummo..that looks mouthwatering..thanks for the step by step recipe..first time here, you have a load of good recipes here..i have started browsing thru...
Congrats on the award...

White On Rice Couple said...

Congratulations on this very deserved award! I love the softness of brioche and now with chocolate? This will be a first time for me. I wish you could send some over to me right now!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Chocolate in bread? Bring it on!

Raaga said...

this is so yumm... I wish I could bake like this.

sunita said...

Dear F, congrats on the award and the brioche looks awesome :-)

Dhanggit said...

as your award says, this brioche is indeed excellent!! would love to have a slice..hmm maybe two slices for me :-) hehehehe

Madhumita. said...

This brioche looks so professionally done and yummy :). I would love to try out this recipe when I'm a little more confident about baking.

Cooking and the City said...

Happy Cook Congratulations on your well deserved award. the chocolate brioche looks yummy :-)

Dell xo

Happy cook said...

Ruth you will have so much fun with this book. I am so glad that i bought them.

Saswathi thankyou. It is a real treat this.

Emiline do try them you will fall in love with it

Bee Yeah very true that is exactly what my hubby say. When i hear the word diet i start making all these fatty food :-))

Meeso thankyou

Maheswari welcome to my place.Enjoy the browsing

Happy cook said...

WHite one ric... Try them they are really easy to make and delicious too.

Susan that is excatly what i sadi when i read the recipe

Ragga thankyou. Ofcourse you can make them, I've seen you baking delicious cakes in your place

Sunita thankyou

Dhanggit, yeah i started with one slice but coudn't stop so grabed another one ;-)

Madumita, thankyou. Do try them, it is not difficult at all, there was no kneading or anything like that so it is easy

Miri said...

Seems like all that work which went into it was well worth the effort - looks delicious!

Pravs said...

Congrats on the award !! Ganache looks like a perfect bake.

Vcuisine said...

Looks great F. The way you presented it make it more simpler. Viji

curiousfoodie said...

This does not only LOOK super professional, it looks delicious! Mmmmmm... :D

Maria said...

Happy Cook this is what I would describe as pure heaven for me. This looks so good!

Maria
x

Anonymous said...

That looks good enough I decided to give making this a try! I've made the dough and cooked 1/4 of it. Now that I know I have rum, I'm eager to jump in trying the ganache! Did you use the 9x3x5 (or was it 9x4x5?) even though you doubled the bread part of the recipe? I noticed your dough time was longer with this recipe, so is it right to assume the doubled dough only took 5-10 minutes longer than the one that wasn't doubled? THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP!

Happy cook said...

What do you mean by the dough time longer?

Happy cook said...

Yeah i think what you mean.
I used half the master recipe for making this bread..
The recipie in the book said 45 minutes maybe because of the filling.
I would suggest after 40 minutes keep a eye on it

Kevin said...

That looks so good!