Originally Posted by IrishLass
Well, I must say that the no-knead method works great with this dough!
I just got done baking up the last of the triple batch of dough that I made earlier in the week.
Pictured below is what I made with it today. On the left is an 8" potica; the two in the middle are 5" chocolate babkas with a crumb topping; and the one on the right is an 8" chocolate babka with crumb topping (thank you Scooter for pointing me to babka!). The babkas are fresh from the oven and still too hot to remove from their pans.
My house smells chocolatey good!
Wow, those look incredible!!! And yes, there's nothing like the smell of yeasted dough baking to make your house smell amazing. I'm glad to hear the dough worked well for you too. I was really disappointed when I found the recipe for the chocolate brioche, only to find that all the recipes for brioche dough said it was nearly impossible without a stand mixer, which I don't have. So I was a little leery when I saw the AB in 5 brioche recipe, thinking well how good could it be, this brioche stuff sounds kind of fancy and difficult, and this recipe just sounds too easy. I was happy to discover that it's not only easy, but delish, so tender and light.
I have a great babka recipe, but I'm anxious to try one with the brioche dough. I've saved a few versions that sound interesting, so if you're still in baking mode, you may want to take a look for some inspiration. There's just so many ways to use this dough!
And I'd like to try some cinnamon rolls with this filling...pistachio, dark chocolate and orange zest. OMG, it makes my mouth water just to type it! LOL
Please have a big slice of each of your creations for me.