I’ve always loved the Brioche (pronounced brie-osh) served in Java restaurants as part of their breakfast menu. Brioche is a pastry of French origin that is basically an enriched bread but with a high egg and butter content. It is so bread-y, hearty and yet so rich!
So, I embarked on a journey to try recreate this yumminess.
My ambitious foodies out there can definitely try to make it from scratch, but I just bought a brioche loaf from the Brioche stand in Nakumatt Village Market.
By the way, when you go to the Brioche stand, you end up leaving with four extra delectable things you had not planned on buying. Don’t say you weren’t warned! Anyway, I digress.
So, curiosity got the better part of me and I bought the bread. When I first gave it a try, I literally gobbled down close to half the loaf …. Now how can I explain this gloriousness….? Do you know that feeling when you haven’t eaten bread for a while, then on a cold rainy day (like yesterday), you suddenly get your hands on a few warm, soft slices straight from the oven?… yes, that feeling.
I then decided to try transform it to try replicate the Java ones. I simply mixed egg yolk, milk, cinnamon (because, cinnamon!) and vanilla essence. I then lightly dipped the brioche in to the mixture and quickly fried it. I dusted some icing sugar on top of the strawberries I added and drizzled some Hershey’s Caramel Syrup (also available in Nakumatt).
Have a beautiful weekend and keep warm!