Papaya Brioche with cheese and farm eggs omelette and french tarragon bearnaise sauce

Are you promdi?

A few weeks ago, I got an eyebrow raising message from a friend telling me that I must be a "provenciana" now considering that I live in Provence which literally means province in french. And what is the big deal I just thought. It is so sad that the word province is often connotated with being naive, backward or ignorant. In Philippine lingo we have the term "promdi" to denigrate somebody coming from the province. I have been long time city dweller and somehow I understand this sort of rivalry. But honestly I really don't mind being coined as a "provenciana". Because this means living closer to the nature, breathing fresher air far from the hassle of the city and eating farm produced products. Yay isn't that better! Anyways I'm sure my friend meant no harm when she said that and besides France's Provençe isn't really that provincial.

And speaking of healthy food I just thought of conconting up this simple meal of fresh farm eggs omellette on home baked brioche with some tarragon bearnaise sauce for my Royal Food Joust entry.

My over burnt brioche......

My Papaya brioche before over burning ....

Papaya Brioche

400 grams of flour
1 sachet of yeast (about 10 g)
85 g of sugar
one and a half teaspoon of salt
3 egg yolks
24 cl of milk
100 g of dried papaya
70 g of butter
1 egg yolk + some milk for brushing the brioche

In a bowl put the flour, yeast, sugar, salt and egg yolks and add the milk little by little and continue mixing until they become homogenous. Add the butter and continue kneading the dough until they dont stick to the hands. Let this dough stand for an hour. Flatten the dough to release the air and add your dried papaya. Continue kneading again and let it raise for another hour. Butter your brioche mold and put the dough inside. Brush it with egg yolk and egg mixture. Pre heat the oven and bake it for 20 minutes at 200° celsius.
Cheese and Farm Eggs Omelette

3 large eggs
half a cup of grated gruyere cheese
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil

Beat the eggs and fold in the grated cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Warm up the pan and pour in the butter and olive oil. Lower the fire. Pour the eggs and cheese and cook it slowly.

French Tarragon Bearnaise Sauce

1 tablespoon of chopped tarragon leaves
2 egg yolks
100 g of butter
2 cl of wine vinegar
2 cl of white wine
1 small shallots chopped

In a casserole boil slowly the white wine, wine vinegar, shallots and tarragon leaves. Let them infused until the volume reduced. Let it cool then add the egg yolks beat them vigorously. Put back into the fire and continue whisking. Avoid making the eggs coagulate. Add the butter and continue whisking the sauce.


♥Rosie♥ said...

A great entry for the Royal Food Joust!! Your omelette, bearnaise sauce and brioche make a gorgeous combo - YUM!

Anh said...

Beautiful brioche. I like the addition of the dried papaya.

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Adam said...

Nice entry for the joust! I like how the sweetness of the papaya is going with the eggs, it just adds something special. And over-burnt? No way, that's just little character over there :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful post! That original dish must be very flavorful!



Leslie said...

well your "Overburnt" Brioche makes for a beautiful photo

A_and_N said...

A papaya brioche! So innovative! We are posting a brioche too today :)

Thistlemoon said...

That broiche looks amazing! I love both papaya and brioche so the combination is a winner! :)

As for being provincial - I am all for it! We are gearing up for our move back to the country (Vermont) and so looking forward to getting back to the peace and quiet!

Gloria Baker said...

I love papaya and brioche Dhanggit and this look awesome!! Beauty pics!! xoxoxoxogloria

♥peachkins♥ said...

papaya brioche!it's brilliant!

raquel said...

seeing that i am the reason you're using these three ingredients, i must say you came up with one fantastic interpretation!!! as for being "promdi" LOL...having been to Brignoles and Aix-en-Provence a couple of years back, I say no better place to be promdi than Provence!


Little Corner of Mine said...

I like the sound of fresh farm eggs on papaya brioche. Yum!

grace said...

this is the perfect breakfast, no doubt about it. the texture of your brioche is incredible--so pillowy and lush. nicely done!

Lady P said...

your food looks fabulous and your photos put me in a mind to travel to your table
thank you soo much for stopping by the ole blog
yours rocks!!

maybelle's mom said...

FANTASTIC entry. I think it is a winner.

pigpigscorner said...

Wonderful shots! The papaya brioche sounds really interesting.

Susan said...

Looks luxurious, Hilda - all that buttery bread, cheese and eggs. Yum!

Unknown said...

What a fab blog you have :) just been browsing around. I have got to try your orange flower bread, that sounds amazing. Have a wonderful weekend!

daphne said...

Love all these photos- Esp with the char marks! Seriously! They look really good.. and who can resist a brioche with papaya?

veron said...

ha..ha..forgot the promdi word. A papaya delicious that sounds!

lubnakarim06 said...

Oh wow....that's a simple and yum soup....

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