As a pastor’s wife I have the blessing of being close to some very special ladies. And, I get to have them over for brunch, which I did just a few days ago. It was such fun and we savoured wonderful foods. So, I decided that my first food post would include the recipes I prepared for the event.
I had, only a few days before, been lucky enough to be watching Ina Garten and she was having a couple of girlfriends over for bed and breakfast. Her recipes sounded so wonderful I was convinced that this would be the menu for our brunch.
Breakfast Bread Pudding
So is your mouth watering yet?
I had some trouble finding a fresh Brioche for the Breakfast Bread Pudding so I made one from scratch (recipe below.) The result was a wonderful, warm, bread with an aroma that filled the house with comfort and joy and I hardly was able to contain myself from slathering it with butter and chowing down the whole thing; forgetting I needed it for the BB Pudding. But reality returned, I repented of the lust of my flesh and the loaf was spared such a tragic ending.
After the brunch the girls went home and told on me to their hubbies who in turn sent some kudos my way. I was flabbergasted when I was equated to Emeril. That was a first! Naturally, I couldn’t take credit. Thank my Lord and thanks to Ina for making my day!
My Brioche Recipe
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup warm milk
2 pkgs. active dry yeast
4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbls butter
1 egg yolk beaten
Stir sugar into warm milk and sprinkle with yeast. Let stand 5 minutes or until the surface is frothy. Stir gently to moisten any dry particles remaining on top. Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Melt butter; cool slightly. Lightly beat butter and eggs into yeast mixture Pour into flour mixture, combining to make a dough. On a floured surface, knead dough until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place 30 minutes. Grease loaf pan.
Knead risen dough lightly to deflate and form into a loaf. Place on a greased cookie sheet or pan. Brush with egg yolk and let rise in a warm place 15 mins. Preheat oven to 425˚ (220c) Bake 15-20 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Cool on rack and enjoy!
Proverbs 31:23-26, 28-31 Our husbands deserve our love, time and attention. We have promised our best to our leadership responsibilities but we have promised our lives to our husbands.