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!