I have a great big family big, but a really big one. On Christmas Eve, we were up to 60 and 70 people only with cousins and uncles on my mother's side, so in my house I have always seen cooking for many people.
At Christmas, every December 28th my mother invited us all to a tea party, the "pages": pages are the ones that in the Bethlehem portal always come before the 3 Magic Kings, making Jesus aware that the kings were coming soon. Every December 28th, those pages left in my mother's House the presents that my grandparents had asked the 3 Magic Kings for each of us (grandchildren).
It was a crazy afternoon with a human train as a train that all cousins made. The snack was between an English tea and a Spanish classic merienda: hot chocolate, tea, butter muffins with candied fruit, chocolate bunt cake, macaroons and a juicy and tender brioche bread (my brothers and I always prayed for some leftovers, but every year the first thing to go was the brioche).
My mother did all the work without complaining at all and without noise, tea for 60 and it was always a great success. She prepared three or four loaves of brioche bread on a rectangular mould and served them in slices with butter and homemade jams. I will never forget the magic of those evenings with dishes of Limoges and thread embroidered tablecloths. A luxury that filled all of us with happiness and sugar! I have not ever tried an equal brioche, and so today, with the permission of my mother, I share with you this recipe, her recipe for my family brioche that I love making for breakfast on weekends.
- 3 eggs €0.37
- 60 ml of milk €0.04
- 40 g pressed yeast (fresh) €040
- 250 g flour €0.15
- 80 g of butter at temperature room €0.37
- 60 g sugar €0,051
- 1 pinch salt €0.02
- 1 egg €0,13
- 2 tablespoons of milk €0.018
Total €1.55 that divided among 8 buns that come out, we have €0.19 per unit. Cheaper than bread bought at the bakery!
10 Let cool the briochettes on a wire rack and serve with butter and jam or with ham, chorizo...sausage... Tender, juicy, and delicious!
- Prepare them the night before and give them 2 minutes oven heat in the morning. You'll have freshly baked brioches for breakfast
- Serve with salted butter and Strawberry Jam
- Fill them with ham, chorizo or smoked salmon with cream cheese. Simply delicious.
- Splash them with some grains of Pearl sugar or sesame seeds