Orange-chocolate brioche

It was nearly ten years ago,when I first  ( and last time!) ate brioche… I was a trainee at Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel in Greece and while I was getting ready for my shift,I saw those beautiful babies starring at me…! They just got out of the oven and it was impossible for me,as a foodie,not to try! ( I had to know what I was serving to people,right?) I instantly fell in love with that bread! So fluffy and buttery!

Unfortunately,a month later I found out about my celiac,and of course the disappointment was huge… Leaving in a small country,like Greece,that celiac is not well-known to people and the gluten free products are extremely expensive and shipped either Germany or Italy..  Right now,there are greek companies that make the most mandatory,to service, gluten free products.

Luckily,I moved to U.S and my luck has changed completely! There is a big selection of gluten free products that there not so different as the regular products. Maybe slightly different in some products.

So, 10 years later I was looking for brioche recipe and I found a great one! Of course,I couldn’t resist but made a few changes. Found the recipe here. Is a great site!

 I added:

  • Zest and juice of an orange
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1  tbsp. of cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. Nutella

I split the dough in half,before it rises the first time. In one half I added the orange zest and juice and on the other half I added the cocoa and the Nutella.

I used vanilla extract for both doughs.

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The results are amazing! So scrumptious and fluffy!

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I bake them in a muffin tin,but I made the mistake to use muffin cups. Don’t make the same mistake! Unless,are well greased.

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