This week's Tuesdays with Dorie : Baking with Julia post is brought to you by five sticks of butter.
That's right, I said five.
Although Julia Child did say that "If you're afraid of butter, use cream," that wouldn't quite work in this recipe, (although I do love that quote.)
I stuck to the recipe to a T, every step, every measurement. That's kind of a tricky thing for me to do as a blogger. Afterall, we live to adjust recipes so that we can post about them, right? And I gotta say, this was the absolute easiest dough I have ever worked with. Don't worry about the fact that my poor little Martha Stewart blue artisan Kitchen Aid almost crapped out, it was worth it. I've never rolled out such a beautiful dough. Did I mention it calls for brioche? Too good.
But next time, I think I'll cut the butter that's folded into the dough and the butter in the bottom of the pans. I'm a big fan of butter being from the south, but it was even a bit much for me.
If you're striving for baking excellence and tradition, definitely give these a try for your next special brunch. Allow up to three days for prep, though! Although not actively time consuming, there is a lot of waiting!