Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rewind! Brioche Raisin Snails and Summer Fruit Galette

I joined Tuesdays with Dorie in January 2010--about 20 months ago.  The group had already been going strong, baking through Dorie Greenspan's fabulous book, Baking from my Home to Yours.  I had been baking through the book in a rather random way, but Tuesdays with Dorie helped me focus in on a particular recipe each week--plus there was the fun of knowing that lots of other folks were baking the same thing!  The Tuesdays with Dorie bakers expect to finish baking all of the recipes by the end of the year!  I'm hopeful I'll cross the finish line with them, although I do have 35 recipes to complete instead of 13!

This week, I baked two absolutely wonderful recipes.

First off, I used the brioche dough from last week to make Brioche Raisin Snails.  Wow!  Was that ever fun!  I loved soaking the raisins in boiling water for 4 minutes, then dumping in some rum, and lighting it!  Playing with fire in the kitchen!  The interesting thing about the rummy raisins is that the rum flavor wasn't really detectable--they just tasted delicious.

The second recipe I made was a Summer Fruit Galette.  I made this for my birthday and used fresh peaches.  Beautiful, wonderful, and delicious!  I followed Dorie's suggestion and spread the dough with ginger preserves and while I wouldn't have thought it possible, the preserves improved the taste of the already splendid peaches.


  1. your snails look amazing! so professional and pretty.

  2. Those brioche raisin snails are absolutely wonderful! They look so good! The galette is the perfect way to use up summer fruits.

  3. Very nice! Sounds like a wonderful birthday dessert! :)

  4. your brioche snails look SO yummy!! perfectly golden and swirly, I would love to bite into one right now, fresh from the oven. good thing I'm making cinnamon rolls to tide me over until i try the brioche recipe again :)