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Megans Cookin: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Pumpkin Brioche

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Pumpkin Brioche

I got a new cookbook!


It’s the new Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg MD and Zoe Francois.

 I’m going to bake through this book, with a bunch of  bread baking bloggers!

HAAHA, say that three times fast! Go ahead, try it. It’s fun!

Anyway, sorry about that. 

HBinFive Badge Large The bread baking bunch, aka: The HBin5 group is hosted by Michelle of Big Black Dogs and your invited to join in too!  Were baking bread and we’ll temp you with new homemade healthy dough that we’ll bake in some form or other, every other week. It doesn’t “officially start” until after the new year, so there is still time to get your book and join in!

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But until the official kick off, we were treated to a bonus recipe and it’s perfect for the season!

Pumpkin Pie Brioche!

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I had a great time with this dough. In fact, I made it twice.

I did the original recipe as written on Michelle’s Blog. I loved the dough, the color, the ease, but the flavors of pumpkin or cinnamon didn’t really ‘shine’. I did spread a few slices of it with some Maple Butter and let me tell you, that was killer. Leave it to me to turn  a “Healthy” recipe into a dieticians nightmare. Oh but it gets better!

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I made the dough again!

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And this time I doubled the spices and used maple syrup instead of honey. But then…

I doctored it up even further and I made cinnamon Swirl Bread. Now that was good fun!

And did I tell you how easy it was?

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You can mix, and store your dough all in the same container. Seriously, it only took 10 minutes of hands on time to make my dough, and that was with stopping for a few pictures! Then you let it rest for 2 hours before using. It’s best to make it and refrigerate it over night for a more easily handled dough. And it will last a good 5 days so you can bake a loaf now and save some dough for later in the week. Fresh Bread has never been easier, or more affordable!

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I also made two trays of cinnamon rolls. :)  I froze one tray for Thanksgiving morning, and one tray is in the fridge for Sunday morning! In fact if your reading this on Sunday, I’m probably having a cup of steaming hot coffee and a warm cinnamon roll drizzled with a maple glaze. Tempting to make, huh?

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 Then I made some rolls. One thing I should have done was to stretch the dough on the top of each roll to make it  nicer looking. Next time! Bake and learn, right?

So…  you want the recipe for the Pumpkin Brioche?

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You have to go visit Michelle.  Since it’s a brand new, just released book, I wont be giving out the recipes. But as you can see how easy it is to make this bread, and how much money you could save, I’m pretty sure you’ll want to buy the book.  And check out the other bread bakers here! 

Until next time my friends…

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Blogger Heather B said...

oh wow...I want to try your doctored up version! It looks fabulous! The original version was good but this sounds even better.

November 14, 2009 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

My gosh, this looks good. I'll have to get the new book. I have their old one and loved it.

November 14, 2009 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Love your photos and commentary. I love the first ABin5 book and am very excited about baking my way through HBin5.

November 14, 2009 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Let's see you made a loaf of Pumpkin Pie Brioche and served it with Maple Butter. Then you made Pumpkin Swirl Bread, mini Pumpkin Brioche and Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls.

WOW..what a spread! I'm so impressed and I love the Maple Butter you suggested.

Look what happens when you let your imagination run wild. Fun isn't it!!!!!

November 14, 2009 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said... did some pretty awesome stuff with that bread. I'm lovin the cinnamon swirl bread with the maple instead of honey. GREAT idea!!!

November 14, 2009 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Yay! I'm so excited that you're in the hb in 5 group too! You gave this dough the royal treatment :D I love the pumpkin pie brioche with a cinnamon swirl, what a great idea!! It all looks great.

November 14, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

What fabulous adaptations. Delicious sounding bread.. maple butter what a great touch. Looking forward to all the recipes from this book in the coming year.

November 14, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger April said...

Sounds like you had a great date with the oven!! They look yummy!

November 14, 2009 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I may have to try the cinnamon swirl. I have an egg bread recipe that I make up like that and it's my daughter's favorite.
All these posts are making me anxious to try this bread out since I only made my dough today and haven't baked any of it yet.

November 14, 2009 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Bread Over Heels said...

You really got creative... I'm going to try the cinnamon swirl next time I have a sweet dough! Looks great!

November 14, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Cathy (Bread Experience) said...

Looks great! I've made the Pumpkin Pie Brioche loaf. Now I want to try the cinnamon rolls. Yummy!

November 14, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love the idea of using the dough to make pumpkin cinnamon swirl bread or cinnamon rolls! Great ideas.

November 15, 2009 at 5:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My mouth is seriously watering. I can almost taste it. Mmmmmm.

November 15, 2009 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Wow - you sure made a lot of variations!

I loved their first book, so I'm going to ask Santa for the second book. It's definitely worth it.

November 15, 2009 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Those muffins look so delicious! I am going to try your spiced up version for my next batch. The first one was good, but not quite pumpkin pie-y enough for me. I de-healthified mine as well by smothering it in pumpkin butter :D. Delicious!

November 15, 2009 at 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

What a great looking book. Pumpkin brioche sounds and looks so yummy! Enjoy your coffee and cinnamon roll this morning!

November 15, 2009 at 7:27 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Wow all versions look incredible.

November 15, 2009 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I love all of your fabulous creations! I have this book on my Christmas list! I'm jealous thinking of you eating cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving morning!

November 15, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

oh this looks just tempting! i'm going to have to look into that book!

November 15, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

You've been cooking up a bread storm! It all looks scrumptious! Love your version of the bread and fresh cinnamon rolls - heavenly!

November 15, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Heather S-G said... did an amazing job!! I am totally turning the rest of my dough into cinnamon rolls...they sound awesome :D

November 15, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Freezing a tray for thanksgiving is a brilliant idea!

November 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

Wow you are baking, baking and baking some more! What delicious looking bread....mmmmmmm :)

November 15, 2009 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

You go girl! Twice? How do you find the time?! I like your tweaks.

November 15, 2009 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger RJ Flamingo said...

Those cinnamon rolls look awesome - even raw! Great job!

November 15, 2009 at 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Jane In GA said...

Your pictures make me wish I had some more Pumpkin Dough still in the refrigerator. I made just a couple of loafs and it's gone. My buckets are full of the Master and WW Rye now...
You're pictures are great!

November 16, 2009 at 6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your version of pumpkin brioche! Would love to try it, sounds super delicious!!!

November 16, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

That looks beautiful; I love your cinnamon swirl variation! May have to try it next time I do this dough!

November 16, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

I love their new book. I can't wait to try this one!

November 16, 2009 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

ooo fabulous!! I got the book at the foodbuzz fest and JUST mixed up a batch this morning. Should be all set to go when I get home from work. I just did a master recipe though to start :) your adaptions look so good!!

November 16, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

If someone (ahem, ahem, relatives) doesn't buy me that book for Christmas, I'm going to cry. You've got me craving all things bread and cinnamon rolls!

November 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Awesome. I need and want that book!

November 16, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Your personal interpretations of this recipe are just fabulous!!

November 17, 2009 at 1:13 AM  
Anonymous Tara said...

This baking braid is going to be so much fun. You have posted some wonderful photos!

November 17, 2009 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am a huge brioche fan...usually takes a couple days to make. But pumkin..that is really and awesome idea!

November 17, 2009 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Have mercy! This all looks so good! I've been eye-balling that cookbook everytime I walk past at my local Borders. After reading this, I definitely think that it needs to go on my Christmas list.

November 17, 2009 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Cristie said...

I'm so happy I still have dough in my fridge so I can make those rolls of yours, everything looks beautiful!

November 20, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

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