Happy birthday, Sunday Supper! This week we are celebrating the second anniversary of the creation of Sunday Supper, a movement dedicated to getting folks back around the family dinner table, eating together. Along with recipes, we are sharing our favorite Sunday Supper memory from the last year. For my recipe, I decided to go back to my first Sunday Supper post and choose someone else’s recipe from that list to adapt. I first participated just over a year ago and the theme was “bucket list.” I tackled lemon soufflé. As I looked through those recipes, I realized that one of my favorite bloggers, Nancy from Gotta Get Baked, had made something that was also on my bucket list: Brioche. So yay! Another year and another challenge to scratch off the list!
My favorite Sunday Supper memory really speaks about the hearts of the men and women who form this group. It’s not even post, theme or recipe related. One night, a couple of months back, one of our British members wrote a heartfelt plea on the Sunday Supper Facebook group wall.
What followed were jokes and commiserations and virtual handholding. When the next morning rolled around, she came back to thank everyone for seeing her through. The thread ended with a comment from our wonderful leader, Isabel from Family Foodie.
And, Isabel is exactly right: That is what makes this group special.
And, now on to the brioche! I’ve given these special sweet rolls their French name because, when we lived in France, they were my daughters’ first choice of snack when we’d walk down to the local bakery of an afternoon, and that brings back another lovely memory for me. You can’t beat brioche with little chocolate chips for a great breakfast or snack!
Make sure to scroll down and see all the other celebratory recipes and favorite Sunday Supper memories we have for you today.
For the dough:
4 cups or 500g flour
1 packet (1/4 oz or 7g) dried yeast
2/3 cup or 155ml milk
1/3 cup or 70g sugar
1/2 cup or 110g butter, very slightly softened
100g mini semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
To decorate before baking:
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon milk
About 3 tablespoons or 30g pearl sugar
Warm your milk in the microwave by zapping it for about 30-40 seconds. Sprinkle on the dried yeast and one teaspoon of the sugar. Stir gently and set aside for about 10 minutes.
In the bowl of your standing mixer, measure your flour and add in the rest of the sugar and the two eggs. Pour in the milk/yeast mixture.
Add the second third of the butter to the dough and knead until incorporated.
Add the final third of the butter and knead again until incorporated.
Form a ball with the dough and leave it in the bowl. No need to grease the bowl, it's buttery enough.
Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place for about an hour or until it doubles in volume. (If you are living in a cold place, fill your sink with a few inches of hot water and set the covered bowl in there.)
Meanwhile, prepare your 12-cup muffin pan by lining it with stiff paper cups.
Punch down the dough and remove to a clean work surface. Pour on the mini chocolate chips. Fold and knead the dough until the chips are evenly distributed.
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Cut the dough into 12 reasonably similar pieces.
Roll them in balls and set them inside the prepared muffin cups.
Set aside for about an hour in a warm place to rise for the second time. (If you live in a cold place, you can do the hot water in the sink trick again but do be careful to put just a little water so it doesn’t come up and wet the stiff paper cups and dough when you put the muffin pan in.)
When you are about 15 minutes from the end of the second rising, preheat your oven to 350°F or 180°C.
Beat your egg yolk with the tablespoon of milk. When the brioche are ready to bake, brush them lightly with the egg yolk/milk mixture and sprinkle on the pearl sugar.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the brioche are golden and sound a bit hollow when tapped.
Happy 2nd Anniversary, Sunday Supper! It's been an honor and a privilege to be a part of this wonderful group. Look at all the other celebratory recipes and special memories my fellow members have shared!
Brilliant Breads and Breakfast Fare:
- Brioche aux Pépites de Chocolat from Food Lust People Love
- Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Cups from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Celebration Strawberry Crepes from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Homemade Brioche from Masala Herb
- Onion Cheddar Cheese Focaccia from Flour On My Face
- Poached Pear Bread from Hip Foodie Mom
Amazing Appetizers and Cocktails:
- Blood Orange Gin Fizz from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Blue Cheese Walnut Tarts from Magnolia Days
- Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Stuffed Butternut Squash from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Cheesy Twists from What Smells So Good?
- Key Lime Pie Martini from girlichef
- Pizza Dip from The Food Army Wife
- Slow Cooker Party Mix from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
Spectacular Soups and Salads:
- Creamy, Tangy Bacon Salad Dressing from Daily Dish Recipes
- Day at the Beach Healthy Tuna Salad from Shockingly Delicious
- Low Carb Spicy Chunky Vegetable Beef Chili from Yours and Mine Are Ours
- Luscious Fruit Salad from Pescetarian Journal
- Quinoa and Buffalo Chicken Salad from In the Kitchen with KP
- Carne de Porco Alentejana | Portuguese Pork and Clams from Family Foodie
- Chicken Shami Kebab from Soni’s Food
- Chicken and Rice Dinner in the Crock from Momma’s Meals
- Curried Chicken from The Foodie Patootie
- Healthy Chicken Tetrazzini from Citronlimette
- Imagination Stew from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Orecchiette with Chicken, Brocccoli, Mushrooms and Onions from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Runny Egg Risotto from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Sautéed Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce plus Arugula, Radicchio and Escarole Saladfrom Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Seafood Stew from Healthy. Delicious.
- Spice-Crusted Fish Tacos with Confetti Salsa from The Weekend Gourmet
- Spicy Roasted Squash and Wild Rice Bake from Curious Cuisiniere
- Spicy Shrimp Tempura Rolls from kimchi MOM
- Spinach Proscuitto Macaroni and Cheese with Walnut Topping from Noshing with the Nolands
- Tuscan Chicken Spinach Soup with Roasted Red Pepper from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Azuki Red Bean Ice Cream from The Ninja Baker
- Banana Pudding Parfaits from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Birthday Cake Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Caramel Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars from Pies and Pots
- Chocolate Mousse Torte from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cinnamon Sugar Churros and Chocolate Sauce from Neighborfood
- Crumb Cake Brownies from Table for Seven
- Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Pops from Ruffles & Truffles
- Gluten-Free Epiphany Cake from Happy Baking Days
- Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Cookies by Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Happy Birthday Cake Batter Truffles from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Kahlua Toffee Ice Cream Cake from Webicurean
- Mini Chocolate Bundt Cake with Raspberry Sauce from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes from Basic N Delicious
- S’mores Snack Cake from Alida’s Kitchen
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