Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fattening and YUMMY!!!

Hello again............I can't seem to get away from Brioche Bread Dough for some fattening goodies!!! Sorry folks; I guess I am the rebel in the group not sticking to the assignment. Michelle said we could make what we wanted soooooooo here are my Pecan Carmel Rolls from the first book ABin5 page 187 and Bitter and Blanc Chocolate Brioche Pudding not in the book!!!

Sticky Pecan Carmel Rolls

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Bitter & Blanc Chocolate Brioche Pudding

(serves 8)

Ingredients / Quantity

For Vanilla Sauce:
Whole Milk / 6 ounces liquid
Sugar / 1 ounce (2 Tbsp)
Cornstarch / 1 Tbsp.
Egg yolks / 2 quantity
Vanilla Extract / 1 tsp.

For Pudding & Meringue Mixture:

Brioche bread, crusts removed / 8 ounces
Egg yolk / 3 ounces
Sugar / 2 ounces (4 Tbsp)
Heavy cream / 5 ounces liquid
White chocolate / 8 ounces
Butter / 3 ounces (6 Tbsp)

Egg whites / 2 ounces or 1/4 cup (about 2-3 yolks)
Sugar / 1 1/2 ounces (3 Tbsp)

For Ganache:

Dark Chocolate / 6 ounces
Heavy Cream / 4 ounces liquid

For greasing :
Butter solids / 1-2 Tbsp to coat
Sugar / 1-2 tsp to coat

For Vanilla sauce, boil milk & sugar in small saucepan. In small bowl, cream yolks & cornstarch; whisk in the milk, add vanilla extract. Pour back into saucepan & cook on slow heat till it reaches a coating consistency. Strain lumps. (may add a few drops of milk if too thick).

For Ganache: In saucepan, heat heavy cream to simmer. Put dark chocolate into bowl and pour simmering cream over chocolate. Stir gently until smooth. Cool slightly.

For Pudding: Remove the crusts of the brioche bread, dice into squares. Put in large bowl and pour cream over bread; let soak in.
In saucepan, melt the white chocolate with 6 Tbsp. butter & set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream sugar & yolk, add the melted white chocolate/butter mixture on slow speed.
Add the cream-soaked bread, mix well.

In a separate bowl, prepare meringue by whipping room temperature egg whites and sugar til thickened; fold into the bread mixture.

Grease individual soufflé cups with butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Spoon a layer of ganache into the bottom of each cup. Top with bread pudding mixture.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 mins. Remove, cool slightly, dust with powdered sugar & serve with vanilla sauce.

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  1. Those Pecan Rolls were one of the first things I ever made from the book and they were DELICIOUS!

  2. I love both brioche dough recipes (the one in ABin5 and in HBin5. My husband begs for the cinnamon rolls, and we've made crescents with various fillings. The doughnuts are also magnificent -- and so quick to make since they don't require any resting time. Your rolls are stunning!

  3. OMG...the caramel pecan rolls look so good! I want one right now!

    Never heard of Bitter & Blanc before but it sure does look good!

    Great job!

  4. Ok, You win. Your non-healthy breads look (and I'm sure taste) much better than the ones I made. Mine were good but I'll trade you straight across any day.

  5. I love the recipe for the pecan rolls, it is one of my favorites in the first book-- I can almost taste it through the screen. Tasty and delicious breads!

  6. Oh my goodness! Those pecan caramel rolls look so good! I'm going to have to make some. Thanks for the suggestion.

  7. I'm with Bonnie! I'd trade straight across too. They both look scrumptious. I've never heard of
    Bitter & Blanc Chocolate Brioche Pudding, but, I would sure love to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  8. Never heard of this pudding, but it looks good. And since I don't have HBin5, I keep baking from Abin5. :)

  9. Oh my, I am glad I can't gnaw myself through the computer. Yum!

  10. After bumping my head on the computer screen several times I realized that those caramel rolls were just a photo. I guess I'll have to take my poor bruised forehead to the kitchen and bake my own.
    They look maaarvelous!

  11. I should not have come here before breakfast! Your pecan caramel rolls look gorgeous and delicious. Mmmmmm pudding! I'm thinking of making chocolate bread pudding with the Ain5 brioche recipe for Easter.

  12. I should never read these posts when I'm hungry. My mouth is watering! Those caramel rolls look divine!

  13. Those rolls look totally yummy! I love pecans.

  14. Sounds great! I love the brioche for cinnamon rolls!

  15. Oh, my, but these look good. I love anything made with brioche dough. I found your blog by chance but will be back often to see what else you've been baking up. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary