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Sweet Potato Brioche French Toast

There are a lot of steps involved in this recipe for sweet potato French toast with homemade sweet potato brioche, but none of them are hard, and if you've never made brioche be reassured that it's among the easiest of bread doughs. If you can make cake, you can make brioche! More

Good Bread: Lafayette's Rustic French Breads

If you open a brasserie these days, you have to take bread seriously. Case in point is Lafayette, the new French restaurant in the old Chinatown Brasserie space on Lafayette Street. Walk in the door and the first thing you're greeted with is a counter displaying racks of brown loaves and glistening pastries that are an immediate sign of the eatery's ambition. More

Sweet Technique: Brioche

Brioche is an enriched (meaning it contains butter, eggs, milk, and sugar), yeasted French dough that falls into the category of Viennoiserie, right alongside croissant, danish, and beignet. It's best known as a breakfast dough in America, because its fluffy yet stretchy texture lends so well to treats like sticky buns, yeasted doughnuts, and buns containing chocolate or dried fruit. Personally, I love making loaves of it for sandwiches (it tastes like a more buttery and sweet version of potato bread) and once it has staled a bit, it's perfect for making French toast or bread pudding. More

Brioche Monkey Bread

Learning to make brioche dough has allowed me to delve into all kinds of new frontiers, but I think this decadent recipe for monkey bread is my crowning achievement with the dough. I've added a caramel to the mix, and turned up the spice with ginger and nutmeg. It's definitely not diet food, and it's highly addictive. It's a perfect sweet for serving at brunch with lots of people around. Making it alone is too dangerous. More

Basic Brioche

There's nothing else like buttery, impossibly light brioche. This recipe, which has been only slightly adapted from Joanna Chang's book Flour, is a particularly awesome version of the fluffy dough that's the main ingredient in so many delectable treats. More

Cook the Book: Almond Brioche Toast

Instead of throwing away day-old brioche, penny-wise French bakers often make crunchy, creamy, custard-soaked and almond-encrusted toast. But at Amy's Bread in New York City, the Almond Brioche Toast is so popular that bakers must use fresh loaves in order... More

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