Q: What do you get when you mix milk, honey, vanilla bean, yeast, flour, salt, a stick-and-a-half of butter, 10 egg yolks and takes three days to make?
Q: What do you get when you mix sugar, water, and fresh cranberries, boil them for 12 minutes, then separate the solids from the liquid?
A: Cranberry Jam (and a sweet container of cranberry juice – think Cran-Martini!)
Q: What do you get when you roll out the Milk and Honey Brioche dough and spread it with the Cranberry Jam?
A: Cranberry Sweet Rolls.
This was the yellowest (10 egg yolks!), silkiest (albeit stickiest) dough I’ve ever handled. It is the softest, most tender bread I have ever eaten. And 3 days to make? From someone who wants everything right now? I can just tell you that it was well worth the wait.
These lovelies come from Stella. Besides graduating from the Culinary Institute of America and currently working as a Pastry Girl (don’t call her a Pastry Chef) at Table 310 in Lexington, Kentucky, Stella has a beautiful blog, Brave Tart, where she shares her creations with us.
Here are the links to Stella’s recipes:
Happy New Year!