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What is that? may ask… well, in 2 words: another brioche! I told you I was crazy for that stuff and crazier for any variations I can find.
I found thids
little gem while perousing my favorites french blogs and I added it to the list for my baking frenzy yesterday.

Here is the recipe, and my take on it at the end:

BUCHTEL (makes 18 small rolls)

250 ml milk + 125 ml milk
2 1/4 tsp. yeast
500 g flour
75 g sugar + 2 Tb. sugar
100 g de soft butter + 50 g melted butter
1 egg
100 g almond paste
powdered sugar

Heat 250 ml. milk to lukewarm, dissolve the yeast in it. In mixer bowl, combine flour, 75g sugar. With the dough hook, start mixing while adding the yeast/milk mixture, add egg and towards the end, incorporate the soft butter.
Let rise, covered, until doubled in size.
Divide the dough into 18 small balls. Divide the almond paste into 18 small balls also, shape the brioche rolls in the palm of your hand by incaing a ball of almond paste into the dough and put in a13 by 13 baking dish, let rise one more time, covered with plastic wrap.
Bake in a 400 degree oven.
While it is baking combine the rest of the milk, butter and sugar, heat in the microwave for a minute.
When the brioches come out of the oven, brush the tops with the milk/sugar mixture and dust with powdered sugar.

It is so good!!! My variation: I add a lot of almonds so I made my own paste. I prepared the dough in the evening and let it rise in the fridge, overnight. I let it come back to room temperature for about an hour before shaping and baking. This dough is so soft and smooth, I had a hard time stopping myself from kneading it. You can knwead everything by hand, but I found my kitchen aid to be the best assistant so far!

Original recipe from omelette

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