So nice to have one of our favorite shows back on.
We kept telling our kids they would love this..finally three seasons later they tried it and fell in love with the show too..They even have tea during the show..
Imagine my surprise when my daughter handed me a gift when she walked in Christmas morning..and this was in it..cute little DA box..and inside this replica..it's maybe 2 inches across..
and if you push on the highest tower..the lights go on and the theme score plays♥
I thanked her ..quite more excitedly than that ..and she said..Fred bought it for you..
A little booklet with the primary characters with quotes..
So maaaaany classic quotes..
Not all from the book..
"Get back in the box Miss Sharp"
"Do I look like a frolicker?"
"Oh dear ,have you swallowed a dictionary?"
"What is a weekend"?
I can hear all their voices when I read quotes from the show..
Definitely Downton Worthy is this brioche..
In December..I happened to see Jamie's Jam Brioche on her wonderful blog~
I had seen these here and there on Pinterest..but they seemed..quite impossible..I guess I never really read into them..just looked and lusted.
Jamie made it sound doable and her ethereally gorgeous brioche made me do it:)
The link to the video helped too.
We were having the boys for a sleepover New Year's Eve..I was either going to make them Krusteez Waffles ;) or Eggos..or this..
So NYE day..around 9.30 AM I started this..
I have a very bad habit..I skip parts of recipes..I gather the general gist of a recipe and immediately step into the process..Don't do as I do:)
So I never saw that it could take up to 4 hrs to rise/proof..
And it was frigid cold here..we don't heat our homes to 70F in QC in the winter...we dress warmly even.. indoors~
So..I finally finished the brioche at 4.30..dusk..right when the boys were arriving so I snapped 38 photos in dusk in 10 mins max:)..racing my brioche to a chair in the dining room(west facing) by a candlelit window..
So the photos are misrepresentative.
It actually looked better in person.
And it was so good!
So go see how Jamie did hers..I swear my mise en place was a lot messier..
I ran out of Nutella..God Bless Jacques he went out and came how w/ a similar spread by Laura Secord..and she is an institution here.
I was gloating when I saw my brioche..not even as feminine and perfect as Jamie's..but still I gloated inside myself.
It's sinceriously fun and challenging... to make..minimally challenging.. but don't think you can say..I will make these for breakfast now..in QC in the winter..
Unless your yeast is on steroids.Or you have an oven w/ a proof setting.
To me the rolling out the dough was the trickiest..it felt like I didn't have enough dough..but I did..and knowing how much the boys love Nutella..I put too much so some of my ends even after repinching..split a bit..but still quite divaish I found.
Breakfast was super easy..yogurts with the flower on it plse(vanilla)..banana..and brioche..I warmed up pieces for them in the microwave..just like 10 seconds.
I LOVED making this.
Thank you Jamie for the inspiration for the boys NYday breakfast and my fun NYE day.
Times sure have changed from when I was going out in a sequined halter top and palazzo pants on New Years Eve.