Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bastille Day - Celebrate with Craquelin!

Homemade craquelin
Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th to commemorate the storming of the Bastille and the resurrection of a constitutional monarchy after the French Revolution.  It is a national French holiday celebrated all over the globe now with food and good fun. Paris also marks the occasion with an annual military parade.

Today I am celebrating Bastille Day by giving a nod to the famous bread, brioche, which is said to have originated in France.  It is an egg and butter rich dough which can be baked as a traditional Brioche à tête or made into a number of other delicious baked items.  One of my favorite desserts made with brioche is craquelin.  For this yeast product, the brioche is filled with sugar infused with flavorings- often orange or lemon zest.  There is nothing quite like biting into a fluffy brioche to get to the delicious, crunchy sugar center.

Enjoy a great craquelin recipe found here and happy Bastille Day!

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