Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dulce de Leche Brioche Rolls

It is now time to show you what I planned on doing with the dulce de leche that I had made earlier that day. I was going to attempt to make brioche rolls. These tend to be a little involved and I wasn't sure I was up to the challenge. In fact, I started them on a Saturday and finished them the following day. I found the recipe on a blog called Tartelette which can be found at tartelette.blogspot.com. This recipe is from an entry dated 3.06.07. Go browse her blog at your own risk but don't say I didn't warn you.

Here is a photo I took from her blog of what the final product should look like.

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All good recipes must include these two ingredients and this recipe is no exception.

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Since this is a bread recipe warm water, warm milk, dry yeast, flour, sugar, and salt were also involved. Everything was mixed and kneaded

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and then it was time to let it rise. This included multiple risings in and out of the refrigerator.

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This was the final result.

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Then it was time to roll the dough out into a rectangle. Cream cheese and my beloved dulce de leche were spread over the dough.

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That was rolled into a log and then cut into 12 pieces and placed in a nine inch round pan.

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I placed the dough back in the refrigerator for the night. In the morning I had this to show for all of my hard work.

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After baking in the oven this was my final result.

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I admit hers look better and probably taste better too. They weren't terrible but the caramel and cream cheese that had been rolled in the log had sunk to the bottom of the pan. I thought more of that would have stayed in the roll itself. I have to give these a 2.5 out of 5. I may give them another try at some future date.

But because the dulce de leche is sooooo good I had to find another recipe to try. This time Dulce de Leche Brownies that I found on davidlebovitz.com. He is an American living in Paris who has written numerous cookbooks. His specialty is chocolate and more chocolate. Visit his site at your own risk. Here is the final result.

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Again not what I was hoping for. They were a little too sweet even for me. I think I needed to bake them a little longer too. I liked the outsides better than the middle. Plus I think a thicker caramel consistancy would have worked better. Another that I may try again in the future.

In the meantime my quest for the perfect Dulce de Leche recipe continues.

3 comments....porters always have something to say!:

Jock said...

They may not have turned out but they still look good in the picture.

megawatt miler said...

the rolls look really good anyway

curlz said...

Looks good to me. It's gonna be hard to find something that doesn't come off as being too sweet -- that's the dulce de leche itself.

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