white new year

My New Year celebration was white, but not cold. We've been busy with long chit chat over non-stop dinner flooded with "I swear to God" I'll only eat once a year filled with lots of calories and guilt food and alcohol of course. I hope yours was a fantastic one too.

Come January in France Gallete de Roi (King's Gallette) is a typical dessert we eat in family or with friends. A tradition to honor the Three Kings visit to the holy manger. In the Southern France we boast of our Brioche de Roi (Kings Brioche), a fluffy brioche perfumed with orange flower that is topped with candied fruits.

I maybe a little bit busy for awhile for our big move to the tropics but I'll try to catch up on you guys. Happy Happy New Year to all! May this new year be filled with lots of hope and peace for everyone else!

Photos above are taken at Villard de lans in the region of Isere in France.

Kings Brioche

330 g of flour
1 tsp of yeast
20 g of sugar
6 g of salt
4 eggs
24 cl of milk
170 g of butter
1 tablespoon of water of orange flower (eau de fleur d'oranger)
1 teaspoon of rhum
zest of one lemon
100 g of chopped orange confit

For the decoration:
30 g of fruit confits (candied fruit) chopped
1 tablespoon of crystallized sugar
1 tablespoon of apricot jam mixed with 2 tablespoons of water

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 the fleur d'oranger, rhum and chopped fruit confit. 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. In microwave oven heat up the apricot jam with water. Using a brush glaze the top of your brioche. Decorate it with sugar and fruit confit.


Kitchen Flavours said...

Perfect for the season....pics of France made me shiver....Brioche looks yummy....

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K and S said...

that is a lot of snow! Happy New Year!

Gloria said...

OH MY GOD! dear Dhanggit look beautiful, really beauty!! Happy New Year dar, hugggggs gloria

Bellini Valli said...

Happy New Year Hilda...a great way to start the decade!!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

the Brioche is perfect but I like the family photos more!

Happy cook said...

Yeah loved it when it was snowing here too.
Happy New year.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love snow! That brioche looks so tempting!



tigerfish said...

Where are you moving to? Beautiful white new year!

Adam said...

Wow, you're right, that's a winter wonderland for sure! I'm glad it wasn't that cold. I can handle snow, but freezing is a whole other monster :)

I like how everyone has their own 3 Kings cake. Yours is beautiful, I love the jewels you have rocking!

Best of luck packing. You better hold on to those snow pics... it may be awhile for ya!

noobcook said...

wow such beautiful landscape. Lucky you! hehe

Manggy said...

Happy new year Dhang!! :) What a great way to celebrate-- prance around in a winter wonderland then back inside to warm up with a loved one :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Love to see the snow shots, and Happy New Year to you!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Beautiful Brioche and happy new year to you too!

Ching said...

enjoy reading your posts. Now, you've got me wondering where you are moving.
Have visited Provence many times when we lived in Germany... your photos make me want to go back so badly. We even went camping by the banks of D'Ardeche.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Happy New Year! :) Your wintery snowy photos are just gorgeous and that King Cake looks lovely! :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

The brioche de roi is almost like our bolo rei here in Portugal. That was a lot of snow!!! Lovely pictures!

Anonymous said...

I have a chronic fear of using yeast! Your brioche looks sooo tempting though. :)

Aparna said...

Can see you have had a great holiday. Best ishes for a equally wonderful New Year and belated birthday greetings too.

pigpigscorner said...

It's beautiful! Love snow!

Kate/Kajal said...

Such beautiful pictures. Envy you ...i'm still to experience snowfall !

veron said...

Gorgeous photos, and that brioche looks amazing!

daphne said...

Happy New Year Dhanggit!!! That looks awesome- and New Year's even in paris was a dream for us..

One regret- I didnt get to try brioche on my trip! =(

Tina Le said...

Hi !
by coincidence , i m in your website , so impress by your photographies and your recipes .
My husband and i love to cook , and i m considering a
pretty good cook , we are enjoying a lot family dinner time .

Also i m vietnamese french canadian living in Dallas ,Texas ,
very enjoy to know you have some french recipes on here . thank you

Maya said...

I don't think I will ever get tired of all that snow :)

Madison said...

These looks so yummy. Yours look so delicious, I’ll have to give it a try