Saturday, May 31, 2008

Should be pretzels-but Brioche Snails instead...

That's right, this post should be about pretzels. Let me explain, a few weeks ago, while looking on the Daring Baker's new site..Mehgan from A Craving of Perfection wanted to know about doing past challenges, wanted to know if anyone had went back and made previous ones, and so, this sounded like something that I would like to do. So, Mehgan decided that we should start from the beginning, meaning the pretzel. Now, I have made them before and they turned out fine, so this should be a breeze...right? Well, they were, until I decided that I should wait until we came back from swimming this afternoon before I should butter them, and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar....wrong! I came home, brushed with melted butter, sprinkled generously with cinnamon sugar and took a bite. Hard as a rock!! So, that is the lesson learned with this...butter and top as soon as they come out of the oven.

Now, on to the brioche snails..all I can say about this is YUM! I had left over brioche from the sticky buns and did not want to waste it, so I remembered the brioche raisin snails. I don't really care for raisins, so I substituted them for mini chocolate chips! What you do is, roll out the brioche, spread a layer of pastry cream and top with raisins, or in my case the chocolate chips. Bake them off, top with a glaze and there you go. Delicious! My son ate 3 of them at one time!!


10 comments:

Megan said...

Ok, can you send one my way? Those look absolutely delish!! I baked up the leftover dough into brioche rolls but they came out horrible! I have bad baking mojo going on today....need a little baking wizard to run through and make everything good again.

Megan said...

I need to make this dough and give these a try. They look splendid. Your pastry cream link isnt working. Can you point me too it?

Lori said...

Okay, I think only two of the five or six or so have done the pretzels.

The brioche looks good though.

rebekka said...

I never got to make the brioche snails, I wonder if they were as good as the sticky buns...or better! They look scrumptious on your blog :)

Janet said...

I wonder why they hardened. You think brushing with butter is really the key? That seems weird.

Megan said...

Hi April - you've been tagged!!
mybakingadventures.com

nashbabe said...

Wow, this is a lovely blog! So cool that you won that bundt pan, obviously you are a baking MACHINE! :-)

Mehgan said...

Oh, good to know! I hadn't even though about the impact of waiting to butter them would have on their softness! And thanks for the honorable mention, I'm very flattered! Can't wait till the next one!

Jaime said...

weren't the snails delish?

Christine said...

I want to go back and do the past challenges! Trying to make the time! These look delish!

By the way you have been tagged! Your it!

The rules:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

So head on over to my site when you get a chance!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Should be pretzels-but Brioche Snails instead...

That's right, this post should be about pretzels. Let me explain, a few weeks ago, while looking on the Daring Baker's new site..Mehgan from A Craving of Perfection wanted to know about doing past challenges, wanted to know if anyone had went back and made previous ones, and so, this sounded like something that I would like to do. So, Mehgan decided that we should start from the beginning, meaning the pretzel. Now, I have made them before and they turned out fine, so this should be a breeze...right? Well, they were, until I decided that I should wait until we came back from swimming this afternoon before I should butter them, and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar....wrong! I came home, brushed with melted butter, sprinkled generously with cinnamon sugar and took a bite. Hard as a rock!! So, that is the lesson learned with this...butter and top as soon as they come out of the oven.

Now, on to the brioche snails..all I can say about this is YUM! I had left over brioche from the sticky buns and did not want to waste it, so I remembered the brioche raisin snails. I don't really care for raisins, so I substituted them for mini chocolate chips! What you do is, roll out the brioche, spread a layer of pastry cream and top with raisins, or in my case the chocolate chips. Bake them off, top with a glaze and there you go. Delicious! My son ate 3 of them at one time!!


10 comments:

Megan said...

Ok, can you send one my way? Those look absolutely delish!! I baked up the leftover dough into brioche rolls but they came out horrible! I have bad baking mojo going on today....need a little baking wizard to run through and make everything good again.

Megan said...

I need to make this dough and give these a try. They look splendid. Your pastry cream link isnt working. Can you point me too it?

Lori said...

Okay, I think only two of the five or six or so have done the pretzels.

The brioche looks good though.

rebekka said...

I never got to make the brioche snails, I wonder if they were as good as the sticky buns...or better! They look scrumptious on your blog :)

Janet said...

I wonder why they hardened. You think brushing with butter is really the key? That seems weird.

Megan said...

Hi April - you've been tagged!!
mybakingadventures.com

nashbabe said...

Wow, this is a lovely blog! So cool that you won that bundt pan, obviously you are a baking MACHINE! :-)

Mehgan said...

Oh, good to know! I hadn't even though about the impact of waiting to butter them would have on their softness! And thanks for the honorable mention, I'm very flattered! Can't wait till the next one!

Jaime said...

weren't the snails delish?

Christine said...

I want to go back and do the past challenges! Trying to make the time! These look delish!

By the way you have been tagged! Your it!

The rules:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

So head on over to my site when you get a chance!