Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Gruyere Brioche Braid

The Gruyere Brioche Braid from the book Coffee Cakes: Simple, Sweet and Savory by Lou Seibert Pappas is the next bake for the members of The Home Bakers. The Home Bakers  is hosted by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours. If you are keen to join us, please contact Joyce. 



I have never had Gruyère  cheese before and found it to be creamy, nutty and flavourful. Named after the town of Gruyères in Switzerland - it is sweet but slightly salty and has a flavor that varies widely with age. With age, the cheese will become more assertive, earthy and complex. 


Gruyère is the cheese used in this recipe and it made a very delicious eggy brioche. The texture is soft and fluffy and it's one of those breads that is lovely on its own or perfect served with a bowl of savoury soup. Although the recipe did not call for it, I sprinkled some of the cheese on top of the bread before baking to give it a more "chees-y" look. 


This recipe was chosen by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake. Please go to her blog for the full recipe.


32 comments:

  1. So am I.....even though I saw Gruyere cheese on the supermarket shelf, just never thought of buying it. I should one day. Your bake look so beautiful, golden brown.

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  2. Mich, love the texture and colour of this bread!

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  3. Hi Mich,
    I have yet to try Gruyere cheese, not easily available at my side here, got to make a visit to the special supermarket for this. Your bread bakes up lovely and golden with wonderful texture!

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  4. Mmmm... love the texture of this bread, looks so delicious :)

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  5. Great results! I bought my Gruyere but undecided if I want to use cheddar...

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  6. Delicious this brioche! Even more delicious with the addition of cheese. Yum!

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  7. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com20 August 2013 at 20:12

    Love this bread, esp the top crust!

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  8. I like the "chees-y" look on top. Look so yummy. I must look-out for Gruyere cheese the next time I go to supermart.

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  9. HI Mich, what a beautiful loaf that you've made! I had also never tried gruyere before until I used it to make the focaccia.

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  10. Is Gruyere expensive over in SG too? I bought it a few times, and my daughter loves it and she has asked me to buy it again! Argh (expensive taste!).

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    1. Yen, it is expensive! $10 for one small piece, faint!

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  11. Hi Mich, your Guyere brioche look very nice. Love the soft and fluffy texture. Got coffee? :))

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  12. We love them too – especially during the week!

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  13. these brioche look amazing!!! I love brioches are delicious!

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  14. Hi Mich,

    Ever since we tried Guyere cheese, we never look back!!! I'm bad too laughing at my Singapore cousins and aunties that they are eating plastic Kraft cheese!!! :p

    Your family must be happy feasting this beautiful loaf :D

    Zoe

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  15. Gruyere is one of my all-time favorite cheeses -- but I never thought to incorporate it into a baked good. And I like how you described the gruyere flavor -- nutty and assertive is exactly right!

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  16. Beautiful loaf of bread, so golden! Am sure the gruyere cheese gave it extra delicious flavor:D have not tried this type of cheese before too!

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  17. I love this loaf of bread my friend, this looks so delicious :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  18. Wowwww
    It's a beautiful brioche!
    I absolutely love the texture

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  19. The bread has turned out beautiful, Mich.

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  20. Tasty & lovely golden brown brioche braid . Love your idea of addition of shredded cheese topping ! YUMMY! ;)

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  21. I Love this bread, looks so soft!

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  22. HI Mich,
    Am drooling looking at your lovely guyere broiche!!
    After reading that you are pairing it with a bowl of savoury soup..i drools even more..lols
    This is such a wonderful soft and nice broiche!!

    mui

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  23. Oh my, Mich. The thought of Gruyere garnishing that heavenly bread is mouth watering. Oh how I wish I was a baker! Nice touch on the topping too:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  24. Hi Mich, I like the taste of Gruyere cheese, first encounter was when I made the Croque Monsieur. I loaf has a lovely soft texture, yummy!

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  25. I love gruyere cheese so I'm sure I would love this bread! Thank you for sharing yet another delicious post and loaf. I hope you are having a beautiful Wednesday. Half-way to the weekend!

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  26. looks lovely! i have already bought gruyere cheese and will be making it very soon :)

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  27. I was planning to buy Gruyere last time but settled on cheddar since it cheaper :P Love this bread , flavorful for sure !

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  28. I hope you know you are very brave. I once made bread and it made me feel like I could do anything in the world. But alas, that was my first and last time...I spent the entire time nervously hovering over the blooming dough and worrying about letting steam out while it baked. I think it'll be long time before I can handle that kind of stress again [insert 'sad face' here].

    And bread with Gruyere! Oh holy gorgeous! It's one of my favourite cheeses and I can imagine how delicious your bread must've turned out to be.

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  29. hi Mich, very nice bread indeed. I love it, too :)
    adding some cheese on top of the bread is just great :)

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  30. Mich, this is a perfect loaf of bread! I haven't tried to make brioche yet but I would love to eat some of yours. perhaps it should be on my food bucket list..

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