Tuesday, November 2, 2010

HBinFiveNovember 1st Bread Bread

I've heard my bread companions rave about the Pumpkin Pie Brioche dough ever since I joined the HBinFive group in January. I've been so eager to give it a try.

I decided to make the Pear and Apple Coffee Cake from the ABinFive recipe (although I used only apples) using the Pumpkin Pie Brioche dough. It's almost like a layer cake, with a bottom layer of dough topped with sliced apples and brown sugar, an oat crumble topping, and then another layer repeating.

The consensus in our house was that this cake was OK. The dough is heavy and the result was a dough-like cake.

Even the brioche loaf I made was heavy. It had a wonderful cinnamon flavor, but overall this dough disappointed me a bit, considering what a fan I am of the ABinFive brioche and the whole wheat variation from HBinFive, as well.

I like it when we are all really excited and pleased with what we have made, but I suppose a difference in experience gives us depth as bakers.


  1. So sorry that this recipe did not work out for you. It sure looks good!

    Did the dough have a good rise? I've made the Pumpkin Pie Brioche 3 times and it's always had a huge rise, probably one of the most active doughs I've made so far.

  2. I enjoy the varying results, I was happy with what I made from this dough. Thanks for sharing your story.

  3. regardless of your disappointment...they look great!

  4. Your loaf and cake look wonderful! I liked the pumpkin pie brioche, but I think it could be better. It was a little heavy, so I've been trying to think of ways it might be improved upon. Good luck with your next loaf!!

  5. Your loaf and cake do look good. Too bad you didn't like them.

    I've had mixed results with the pumpkin pie brioche dough. I thought it was really good with the Pear Tarte Tatin and the honey caramel sticky buns.



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