Guys... I've been a bread making machine these past few weeks since getting my new Kitchen Aid because of that dough hook. Before, I would have to knead my dough by hand and it was the worst thing ever because I have no upper body strength and I would tire out halfway through kneading. But now... now I can let my mixer do the kneading and use my free arms to do important things like
eat cake wash dishes.
My favorite bread to eat and make is a super buttery French brioche loaf. This loaf is laden with butter and takes bread eating to a whole new level.
My favorite way to eat a buttery French brioche loaf is to slice it up, toast it, and spread a nice helping of homemade jam. (If you made the berry wine jam and have some left over, this is the best time to whip it out!) But I've been known to make frequent trips to the kitchen and rip off a chunk of bread and eat it plain. This bread is just so addictive, especially fresh out the oven.
Now, I usually go for the store-brand butter because, hello!, have you seen butter prices these days?! Ever since starting this food blog, I've noticed the price up butter go up over $2 in my local store in one year. Almost $5 for a pound of butter is ridiculous. (Side note: when the store closed down last week, I stocked up and got about 10 pounds of butter for only $14, let's see how long it lasts me!) If you are going to make anything that has butter as one of the shining stars i the recipe, you've gotta splurge on the good stuff. Your wallet might not like you, but trust me, it is worth it.
Be sure to work on yo brioche skillz this weekend cause we are gonna make the most ridiculously rich and delicious desserty breakfast with it soon.