So, I decided to finally try my hand at brioche yesterday. Turns out I had a good reason to be nervous.
After much Googling, I finally settled on this Epicurious recipe for Basic Brioche. First of all, due to my never-present-when-I-need-them reading comprehension skills, I thought I could start the dough at 10:00 last night. Um. No.
There were 12 reviews of the recipe and no one else seemed to have a problem so clearly it was on my end. I’ll go ahead and set it for its second rise and see if the yeast is completely kaput. Otherwise, I think I’ll try the recipe for Simplest Brioche instead (which frankly is probably where I should have started)
*Note the eggs and butter already on the counter for the next attempt.
Wait, mini-rant: what is it about no recipes being written for us poor saps that don’t have $350 stand mixers?!?!? GAWD, I want one!!! I know they made brioche before everyone and their sister owned a Kitchen Aid. Apparently, these recipes aren’t posted on the interwebs. I guess this means I’ll have to look for a *gasp* paper cookbook.