Tuesday, October 30, 2012

From my kitchen: Brioche aux pralines, first attempt

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.


  1. That still looks great and I think I need to try it too!

  2. Even if you forgot the sugar looks great, not sure of the taste since I like my food actually really sweet.
    So I hope next time you cook it you don't mess up! ;D

    Girls that glitter love the dark

  3. Hi Ivana, to someone like me who doesn't know what this dish is meant to be like, it looks pretty fine! Its admirable that you continue trying out new things, I've also had a few kitchen fails and then refuse to attempt the same failed dish twice.

  4. Oh yummy. This look so delicious. Great Post
    Have a fabulous day.
    xo, Petra


  5. That still looks great - and I would totally try that out as well. And don't worry, I think we all mess up in the kitchen every now and then ;) ♥

  6. To be completely honest, that still looks absolutely delectable ;) Lovely photographs, I want to bake on my own now!

    And fret not, for I think I have screwed up in the kitchen many MANY more times - perhaps because I'm only fifteen? My mother's close to banning me from the kitchen completely! My cookies always make a huge mess. But I'm going to keep trying till I can perfect my recipes! :) x

    Love, Fatima (fashionpilgrim)
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  7. oh my goodness how delicious do these look! trust me i would still try them!

  8. hmmm, delicious! :) love your blog! Let me know if you're interested by following each other, it would be a pleasure to me! baci, D.


  9. It looks so good Ivana, congrats! I'd love to taste it:) Kisses!!:*

  10. For a "fail," it still looks amazing! I love that you shared a messed up recipe- I have had so many ideas to blog about, but then they just don't turn out :)

  11. Lovely blog!
    Check out mine sometime if you want :))


  12. yum! Great Blog! Would you like to follow each other?

    Much Love,

  13. I think you do really well Ivana! You cook some hard dishes! Brioche looks yummy!

  14. This looks fantastic!! Great job - you're an awesome cook! :)
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

  15. The result looks so yummy and beautiful anyway!
    I wish you to find your perfect recipe!)

  16. Haha- this is shocking! I thought you NEVER made a mistake in the kitchen! ;) Glad to know that even the great chefs/bakers among us sometimes have masterpieces that don't go as planned!

  17. ivana you are getting so so talented in the kitchen!




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