Tuesday, May 21, 2013

BWJ - Savoury Brioche Pockets

 Savoury Brioche Parcels © www.foodbabylife.com

I had a bit of a brain freeze and totally forgot that this was BWJ week. Luckily without a mixer I have perfected a brioche dough made in the breadmaker and whipped these beauties out in about 2.5 hours!

They are called Savoury Brioche Pockets, and just as the name suggest, they are a brioche dough wrapped around a savoury filling. As I had forgotten about the recipe I didn't have any goat's cheese or chives on hand but I did happen to have leftover steamed potato in the fridge.

To make my filling I sauteed some onion, garlic and spinach in butter until soft then added it to cold mashed potato along with a handful of grated cheddar cheese, some salt and pepper. Basically it made the yummiest mashed potato you can imagine!

Savoury Brioche Parcels © www.foodbabylife.com

The taste test ...

They didn't blow my socks off but it was pretty tasty. The filling was delicious and you can't go past brioche. I'm just not a huge pan of potatoes in bread. It just seemed a bit too heavy even though the filling was lightened up with veg. I think my brioche discs were a bit too thick so the ratio of bread to filling was a bit off. Still a success overall though.

Carrie of Loaves and Stitches will have the recipe up today and to see what the other bakers thought of this one, check out the LYL section.



9 comments:

  1. These were tasty. I love the way you finished these off. Pretty.

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  2. I agree with your comments on the starch-filled starch. In the week leading up to bake day I kept trying to come up with a decent alternative but never really got there. Maybe some sort of marinara-meatball? Or even take some cues from strombolis/hot pockets?

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  3. Your brioche is beautiful! The mixing sent a death knell to my Kitchen Aid and the bread machine finished the job! http://praycookblog.com/2013/05/20/the-brioche-that-killed-my-kitchen-aid/

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  4. I didn't know you could make brioche dough in a breadmaker. That's pretty darn cool! (and my KA would love a break!)
    Your pocket looks so lovely.

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  5. These look really good, nicely crimped edges.

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  6. Looks nice, might have to try it myself

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  7. I think mixing the dough in the bread machine's actually a good idea - brioche has killed a few KitchenAids in this group and in French Fridays, too. I love the edges of your pocket. Mine disappeared when they went into the oven.

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  8. Very pretty! Yes, the potato was a bit heavy. I probably would have preferred an all veggie filling.

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