By Melissa Pellegrino and Samantha Seneviratne
Once you’ve had your fill of fresh-from-the-oven brioche, it’s time to get creative with the leftovers. Here are some of the ways to use up your extra brioche.
Chocolate-raspberry bread pudding Cube brioche and mix with some eggs, milk, chopped chocolate, and raspberry jam. Put in a baking dish and bake until golden and puffed.
Brioche churros Cut the brioche into 1-inch-thick strips. Dip in beaten egg and pan-fry in butter in a nonstick skillet until golden-brown on both sides. Dip in a mixture of granulated sugar and finely grated orange zest.
Walnut and brioche stuffing Cut the brioche into medium-size cubes and dry out. Mix with chopped walnuts, sautéed shallots, and lots of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley. Add some chicken broth and bake until heated.
Eggs in a basket Cut a round hole in the center of each of two slices of brioche. Melt some butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the brioche slices and toast on one side. Flip and then crack an egg into each hole. Continue cooking until the eggs are done to your liking.
Sweet panzanella salad Soak dried brioche cubes in a honey-lime dressing. Toss with chopped seasonal fruit and a generous amount of torn mint leaves.
Fish skewers with brioche croutons Toast some brioche cubes in garlic butter. Alternate the bread on skewers with thin lemon slices, fresh bay leaves, and chunks of swordfish, and then grill.
Ultimate grilled cheese Make a grilled cheese sandwich with slices of brioche, sliced Italian fontina cheese, and crispy slices of pancetta.