Typical recipe: The Strike or Brioche Pacaude (= Easter)
This cake shaped bread was made for Easter. Here are the keys to its production, but every baker brings his personal touch / her secret ingredient ...
Preparation: 40 min - Stand: 6h. Cooking time: 45 min.
Ingredients: - 550 g flour
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 2 small eggs for a brown
- 110 g caster sugar
- 110 g butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cream
- 125ml of warm milk
- 25 g yeast
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
If using a bread machine, replace fresh yeast with a packet of instant yeast bakery.
Boil the milk with 1/2 vanilla bean, split in two. Let cool.
In a large bowl, add the sifted flour. Make a well, add salt, break the eggs, add the powdered sugar and softened butter cut into small pieces.
Dissolve the yeast in a glass of warm milk.
Work the dough by adding gradually remaining milk. Knead the dough thoroughly and extensively.
In a bowl, pour the yeast in milk, brandy, cream and orange blossom water.
Add this mixture to the dough and work it until it is smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl with a cloth and let rise for 6 hours in a warm place. After this time, dust with flour a baking sheet.
Shape dough into a loaf. Let rise another 1 h.
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5 (180 ° C).
Brown the surface of the striker with beaten egg. Make an incision with a knife in the middle of the bun.
Bake at halfway and cook 45 minutes.
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