Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Baking With Julia- Savory Brioche Pockets

Savory Brioche Pockets by Teckelcar
Savory Brioche Pockets, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
This week's challenge on Baking with Julia was Savory Brioche Pockets. For the full recipe and many pretty pictures head on over the the challenge's host, Loaves and Stitches.

I enjoyed making these little pockets full of yum, though they are a bit labor intensive with the brioche dough. I planned a head this time and decided very early on to tweak the recipe more to our liking. I love asparagus, but not everybody in my family can or will eat it. Therefor it was time for a bit of substitution.

Spinach came to mind, I could promote the pockets as a sort of spinach pie. So I blanched the spinach and used roughly a heaping tablespoon per pocket. The end result was quite good even with my forgetting to add the chives (and dang it I was looking forward to cutting back my seemingly immortal chives), all it needed was an extra bit of salt. I don't know if I'll make them again, the dough is a bit fussy, but they were a very tasty experiment.


Have Apron....Will Bake said...

It was a time consuming recipe. But look how great yours turned out...and I love the idea of spinach in them! If it wasn't for the TWD group, this is probably a recipe I wouldn't have tried on my own. But I'm so glad we did it. I think next time I would make the dough and freeze it and then when I felt like making them, the most time consuming part would be done!

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Spinach sounds like a wonderful substitution. I have yet to make these - hopefully soon!

Anonymous said...

Spinach sounds like a great idea, I used apples instead, which worked surprisingly well.

Teresa said...

Spinach sounds like a lovely variation and they look perfect!

loavesandstitches said...

Lovely! They are quite a project, not an everyday recipe, but really yummy.