This week, Yolanda of All Purpose Girl has selected Kugelhopf, a bread that Dorie hails as "half brioche, half cake." The name is kinda funny, but I'm down. I've never made brioche before, so making the dough and incorporating all of that butter was a learning experience for me, which is what this is all about after all, right? I must say though, oh my God, did this bread need so much time to rise!! For real Dorie, 3 rising periods? Dorie suggests letting the dough rest in the fridge overnight, but I think that stunted the rising in the final period. Mine didn't rise nearly as much as I thought it would, but I'm okay with that. It had a nice light texture, a fine crumb, and tasted lovely, if a bit yeasty. I can't wait to toast it and have it with jam!
Head on over to Yolanda's for the recipe. See the rest of the TWD creations here.