Chocolate Rolled Brioche and I am campaigning for me

Let's Rock n Roll, Chocolate ROLLed Brioche

Have you ever have that feeling you are jinxed.

Well you know I was born with a birthmark “balat” on my right leg (it’s actually hidden) and growing up I always hear people say it is unlucky to have one. When I was in grade school if it rains on a special occasion or if we would lose in school competition they would try to ask who has a birthmark and blame the circumstance on her or him. I have never been persecuted because I never told them I have one. I succeeded in hiding it among my friends until university days in our swimming class. But I am already a grown up and it’s easier to defend myself. Of course I never believed in that. Although sometimes I doubt if it’s really true.

Well you see, it’s been a year I needed to have my French documents translated in English to regain back my Filipino nationality. I asked a friend (another blogger who has gone through already to this) if we could meet up at her place so she could accompany me in advancing on this matter We are suppose to do it two weeks ago but every time something comes up. Last week the weather was so bad that I couldn’t bring my daughter with me since there was nobody to take care of her. So I ended up in canceling my rendezvous with her. When I called her last Monday, I told her nothing can stop me from coming today for this purpose. My daughter will stay in his grandparents’ house so even if the weather isn’t good it won’t matter. She left me a message last Tuesday telling me there will be a big transportation strike in our area and it might be impossible for me to go out. Roads will be blocked and there might be some detours. I told her no problem I’ll just ask my husband to bring me to her house thinking that no detours and roadblocks can stop me from doing this today. Guess what happened? When hubby went home last night he told me I won’t believe what happened. Our gas tank was empty and there’s no gasoline station open due to transportation strike and road blocks. I just abandoned for today and console myself by eating this brioche.


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Chocolate Rolled Brioche

550 g of flour, 100 g of sugar, 3 eggs, 150 g of fresh cream, 125 g of butter, a pinch of salt, 125 g of chocolate or you can use Nutella (depends on how much you want to put), 20 g of dry yeast, some sugar and one egg yolk for the crust

Dissolve the yeast in a small cup with about 2 tablespoons of warm water. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with sugar, fresh cream, flour and salt. Mix well. Add the dissolved yeast on the mixture and continue mixing. Let the dough rise covered with a wet towel for a night. The next day work on the dough as if you are working on a “pate feuillete”. Form a rectangle and put the butter inside then fold twice. Using a rolling pin flatten the dough and fold this time in three parts. Put the chocolate in the middle and roll the dough. Let the dough rise again for about three hours. Cook for thirty minutes at 150° Celsius. Brush the surface of the dough with egg yolk and sprinkle some sugar on the top.

My Nutella is trapped inside...

31 comments:

K & S said...

sorry to hear about your dilemma! your brioche looks great and I have voted for you. :) hope you are able to straighten out your paperwork soon!

Sylvia said...

I like the idea. When those (weird) thing happens.Take a break and eat this wonderful brioche

Peter M said...

I fell for you, everyone hates bureaucracy except for those employed by the gov't.

I would say a few things to you in Tagalog but they are all swear words! lol

In the meantime, I'll make the coffee, serve up a couple of Brioche and we'll do a language exchange, oK? Salamat.

Jackie said...

Your Brioche looks great - love the addition of Nutella!

Gloria said...

Your Brioche is lovely Dhanggit how ever!! is yummuy,yummy.!Hope your problems happens how say Peter take a cup of coffe with your delicious brioche! xxGloria

glamah16 said...

This to shall pass. As my mother said dont claim it, it's just a bad cycle out of your control. Eat that gorgeous brioche and cuddle with your baby. Your blessed not jinxed.

oggi said...

Oh yes, balat. I had a faint one on my left arm when I was a baby, thank God it disappeared when I was 4 or 5 years old.:)

Nutella and brioche yumm!

You have my vote!!

Deborah said...

This brioche looks absolutely wonderful! I wouldn't mind sitting at home and eating some of this!

Catherine Wilkinson said...

oh, even in misery, you bake like an angel. I wish I lived there, I would babysit for you! I love the babies! My son has a birthmark like yours and consequently, because of his birth culture, was given to an orphanage...where I adopted him! So it's very good luck for me!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Oh, that's terrible, Dhanggit. I hope the brioche makes you feel just a little bit better, anyway. It's gorgeous.

Hetal said...

Hey u ahve a delicious blog and this brioche looks wonderful..

Marvin said...

the brioche looks wonderful, and I'm definitely voting for your pasta;)

Liliana said...

YAY! another Nutella recipe. Your brioche looks absolutely delicious. Something will make. I made your banana nutella maple syrup bread three times already!

I just voted for your ravioli.

Good luck with your translation!

Mandy said...

I am so sorry to hear that your plan has to be delayed again. Your brioche looks wonderful, and I hope after consuming some, you will feel better. Good luck with the translation!

Kevin said...

Brioche rolled with chocolate...mmm... It looks amazing!

Big Boys Oven said...

Look we are rolling together!

acey said...

looks like a wonderful roll!!! and i hope everything will go well for you, ate d. stay strong!!!

tigerfish said...

It's ok. I'll rescue the nutella for you :)

Emiline said...

Oh, gosh. I've got to have that! Get in my belly!

That's too bad about not being able to meet up with your pal. So what do you do now? Ride your bike? Oh the French and their strikes.

Jescel said...

hmmnnn.. yummmy.. can i have some?

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

You got my vote Dhanggit! And don't blame luck on the poor birthmark; these things happen. I'm known to have a black tongue...but throw caution to the winds & am least superstitious. How else would we have such yuumy choc brioche!xoxoxox

bagel said...

What's the old saying? When life gives you lemons you make lemonade? When you have calamansi, you make calamansi juice? Does that work too? But I think when life gives you lemons, you make chocolate brioche works even better. That looks wonderful!!!

Beachlover said...

Brioche rolled with nutella..I love nutella..but never try brioche..Voted for you!!good luck!

Amor said...

Your brioche looks so yummy!thanks for the recipe,I'll surely try it.BTW,thanks for visiting my blog,saan ka pala dito sa France?Is it ok if we can exchange link?

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Your first link to vote didn't work. The second link was fine though. I voted for you. :)

chriesi said...

Mmm it looks yummy! I also voted for you. :)

Dhanggit said...

Hello everyone, thanks for voting for me :-), i really want to answer you one by one but this time i really dont have much time. i'll promise to drop by this monday on your yummy sites..big kisses

Suzana said...

Voted! Now hand me a slice of that yummy brioche if you please. ;)

Mansi Desai said...

wow, that brioche looks amazing! love nutella in anything:) in fact, you could send this in to the monthly mingle I'm hosting on my blog:) It'd be great to have you participate!

Rosie said...

WOW oh WOW Dhanggit your brioche with Nutella does sound & look so perfect to me!! What I would do for a slice of that right now ;)

Rosie x

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