Saturday, March 8, 2008

So Much Time and So Little To Do (Strike that and Reverse it)

So Much Time and So Little To Do.......Strike That and Reverse It~Willy Wonka
The doomed Marie Antionette is often quoted as saying "qu'ils mangent de la brioche," which means "let them eat brioche," not "let them eat cake (gaiteau)"!~artisan bread in 5 minutes a day

Several days ago I prepared a Brioche recipe from the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The recipe makes four 1-lb. loaves. I finally got around to using it Friday night. This is what became of the dough:

This is what is known as Almond Brioche "Bostock". It is a combination of buttery brioche, almond cream and orange zest-infused sugar. HOLY FRICKIN FRIJOLES is all I have to say. Life is Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!!!!

Then today I used another pound of the dough for this:


~As Fred Sanford would say "I'm Coming Elizabeth, I'm Coming"

I still have 1 1/2 lb. of the dough left to which I will make another "Bostock" and send it into work w/my hubster on Monday for his peeps.

Ham and Italian Bean Soup
On Friday, This:
Became This:
Which in turn, became this: It was one of those DUMB ASS moments.........don't even ask. All is good though. The soup was saved. Really good too. I used a combination of both chicken and beef stock and white wine, carrot, celery, shallot, bay leaf, thyme, garlic, dried Italian beans and a spiral sliced ham. Let's just say I need a new crockpot.

Tonight was Chicken Quesadillas on the BGE

Rotisserie white wine/herb pulled chicken, roasted red/yellow/jalapeno peppers, black beans, corn, cotija and cheddar cheese on sundried tomato/spinach tortillas, topped off with shredded romaine lettuce and a homemade salsa of diced pineapple, corn and black beans tossed in a mango vinaigrette.



michelle @ TNS said...

holy jesus, i need that brioche.

Ann Miller said...

I can so appreciate the Skippy John Jones reference. It is one of our husband tries so hard with the accents, as does my brother in law. The level to which we reduce ourselves for our children is truly beautiful...and hilarious!!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Michelle, if you don't have Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day........YOU MUST get this book. MUST....It is a NEED not a want. Trust me on this. If you never buy another cookbook again, you HAVE to HAVE this!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Isn't that almond brioche to die for? I made it for my husband on Valentine's Day and I just about ate the whole thing myself! I'm scared to make the chocolate one. It looks dangerous!

Danielle said...

i can't believe you made brioche. every time ina would mention "brioche," i had an urge to punch her int he face (that was before i lvoed her, of course).

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Sticky....That brioche is absolutely deadly. I used grand marnier in the chocolate ganache.

Danielle, if you want the recipe email me. If this was the last thing you ever baked...your life would be complete. It is THAT good.

Anonymous said...

yum, that all looks delicious!