Have you ever had a cooking date? I had a couple of them with my bestie back in Sydney. We spent the entire day chatting, gossiping, playing with the kids and doing a culinary experiment. That is when this came up. The Briochee came out lovely and serve as perfect appetizers. The cooking process is a bit lengthy if you are not used to bread baking, but then you hardly realize the time when you have lovely company, right? :)
2+1/2cups Bread flour
1tsp Instant yeast
1/2cup Luke Warm Milk
75grms Butter (room temperature)
Mix the yeat sugar and salt with the luke warm milk,keep aside until the yeast turns foamy. Add the foamy yeast, egg to the flour and knead everything gradually until the dough turns soft. Now add the butter and knead the dough again for few minutes.Arrange the dough in a greased bowl,covered with a towel,keep in warm place until the dough double in volume.
3nos Potatoes (cooked and mashed)
1no Onion (chopped)
1tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
Coriander leaves (chopped)
Heat the oil, add the chopped onions, saute until they turns transparent.
Add the mashed potatoes and cook with chilly powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder, salt.Toss everything gently and cook in simmer for few minutes.Finally add the chopped coriander leaves,put off the stove.
For assembling the roses briochées:
Punch down the dough and knead the dough again for few minutes.
Roll the dough and divide the dough as three equal balls.
Roll the ball with the rolling pin as medium thick flat disc.
With a cookie cutter, cut the dough as medium sized circles.
Make 4 slashes on the circle, from the edges towards the centre, as shown in picture.
Make a small ball from the stuffing, keep in the centre of the circle and bring two opposite edges towards the centre.
Now bring the remaining two opposite edges around the already sealed edges to form a rose like shape. Brush the briochee with milk and sprinkle some sesame seeds.
Continue the same process with the remaining dough and remaining stuffing.
Arrange the prepared briochées over a baking sheet, cover it with a towel and keep aside for half an hour until they rises a bit.
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C
Brush the top of briochées with egg yolk beatened with water.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
Remove the roses briochées from the oven and let it cool completely in a wire rack.