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Words for nerds - the one with the hardcopy book and the bread

Being Jewish, Christmas is a very low key event. Elise normally hosts a motley collection of Jews and orphans. Last Tuesday she email to confirm I would be bringing bread, as usual. Ooo, I thought, I can make brioche. I've never made brioche. There was a recipe for it in Doris Brett's Australian Bread Book,(I'd link, but there are no sources)  which is where I learnt to bake bread, as a 14 year old. My parents still have that copy. I was not allowed to make brioche because it has five eggs, and my mother was horrified at the idea of using 5 eggs. Until I was buying my own groceries I thought eggs must be very expensive. Turns out they are not, but my mother grew up in England with rationing, and still thinks eggs are precious.
So I started Googling brioche recipes, and then, on  a whim, Doris Brett's book. There was a copy on eBay, with an expected delivery date of Friday! I bought it, and it came on time for me to use it for Christmas baking

I made the brioche


which has some issues - maybe I shouldn't have started the dough on Saturday after Star Wars and a few drinks, and the carrot bread, which was excellent.

I am linking up with Kathyrn from The Book Date for "It's Monday, What are you reading?"

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  1. The brioche sounds tempting...enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  2. I've wanted to give brioche a try since I can't find a bakery that sells it here. It looks like a nice recipe. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  3. My grandmother taught me to cook and she went through similar rationing during the Great Depression. I have some similar weird food hangups because of what she experienced. Hard to believe it's the last link up of the year. Come see what I'm reading.

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  4. I love trying out new recipes. Happy Holidays! Girl Who Reads

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