Walk Through The Bible In One Year
Week 16 reading plan per day
Click on the colored link to read each day’s scripture.
Monday 2 Kings 1-4, Tues 2 Kings 5-8,
Wed 2 Kings 9-11, Thursday 2 Kings 12-15,
Friday 2 Kings 16-18,
Saturday 2 Kings 19-22,
Sunday 2 Kings 23-25
Blessings as you read!
Tuesdays With Dorie is coming up this week on … Tuesday :) However, before we make the most incredible recipe of Pecan Sticky Buns, we must first make Brioche. So I thought I would post the process for making Brioche today and tomorrow you will learn how I used it to make Pecan Sticky Buns.
According to Dorie Greenspan, “Brioche is an wonderfully elegant yeasted dough, a cross between bread and pastry. It is rich with butter and eggs, just a little sweet, pullable — a gentle tug, and the bread stretches in long, lacy strands — fine-textured, the result of being beaten for close to half an hour!”
Half an hour! Really? I love new recipes and I have really enjoyed the treats I have made so far with the TWD:Baking With Julia bakers group. But I have to tell you, I almost walked away from this one. Reading through the Brioche recipe and then on to the Pecan Sticky Buns I just wasn’t sure I had time to make this.
Fast forward … 24 hours. The Brioche is made. The Pecan Sticky Buns are made and resting nicely in the freezer. I am so thankful I took the time to work through this process. The end result is absolutely priceless. I have made a slew of caramel rolls, sticky buns, and cinnamon rolls through the years. But never, ever have I made a pecan sticky bun that ends up in layers upon layers of elegant, buttery pastry that bakes so divinely. I am so thankful I didn’t miss this dance
Okay Brioche first. There is nothing difficult about this, just time consuming. The recipe starts with The Sponge. A sponge is made to give the yeast a proofing period and deep flavor. First you mix milk, dry yeast, eggs and some flour. This is just mixed by hand.
Next the “sponge” is covered with more flour. This sets uncovered for about 30 minutes. After this resting time the flour will “crack” and this will show that the yeast is working fine.
Then sugar, salt, more eggs, and flour are added. At this point you will be really, really glad you have a Kitchen Aide or whatever bread making machine you use because the dough is mixed on medium speed for 15 minutes. Not 14 minutes or 16 minutes but precisely 15 minutes
I used my KA and it warmed up a bit, but made the dough beautifully.
Just when the dough can’t look any better butter is smooshed and then added to the dough, a tablespoon at a time.
The dough flies apart and looks a mess. But through several more minutes of adding butter and mixing the dough comes back together. It’s a miracle!
Place the dough in a buttered bowl, wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and left for 2 to 2 1/2 hours to rise. When this is done, the dough is punched down, re-wrapped and placed in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
At this point the dough is ready to use in any brioche recipe. On a side note, you can cover the dough tightly with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or you can wrap it airtight and freeze it for up to 2 months. Allow the dough to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.
Tomorrow you will see the results of my first brioche turned Pecan Sticky Buns! The actual recipe will be posted by two Tuesdays With Dorie bakers and I will give you the links in my Pecan Sticky Bun post! Stay tuned!
P.S. The Brioche Recipe …
The rules for Tuesdays With Dorie: Baking With Julia dictate that with each recipe only two folks from our baking group actually post the recipe. The rest of us just share the details of our experience. After reading several comments about this recipe in comparison to the Brioche recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s book, Around My French Table (which I have), bakers who have made both recipes seem to think the version in Around My French Table is slightly easier and less time-consuming. I am posting the recipe from that book today so you will at least have a Brioche recipe now.