I know that it may not seem like that here on the blog, but even I can occasionally mess up a great recipe like it's nobody's business. Despite my best efforts, my macarons still refuse to rise on their feet (maybe it's because I've changed oven three times this year?). The last time I made chicken breasts for lunch, I completely forgot about them, and ended up with a dried, messy stuff that went directly to trash. And this, my friends, is my latest culinary experiment gone bad. I've been planning to make a brioche aux pralines for ages, ever since I discovered the one made by my ex's mom. I checked out numerous recipes, trying to figure out what my perfect one should be. I thought I had it all well made, until I put the brioche in the oven and realized almost immediately that something had gone amiss. The brioche didn't rise. At all. And it took me only one second glance at the recipe to realize that I'd forgotten to add sugar to the dough. Huge bummer. It comes as no surprise that the end product was closer to Italian cantuccini than a true soft and fluffy brioche.
I am by no means an accomplished chef (I still have a long way to go), but I certainly don't have a problem making fun of my occasional kitchen fail. And since I'm always trying to learn from my mistakes and I'm always wishing to do better next time, I promise you to give this brioche another try and share it with you. Sugar included.