I’m currently eating a cannoli mid-flight, making my way back to Los Angeles where Amelia and Joshua are waiting for me.
The past few months have been filled with lots of traveling and me going from one place to the next. This homebody is V excited to stay put for a while.
I’ve been wanting to make some form of babka for a long time because the spiral chocolate vibes make me super happy.
Initially I wanted to make something similar to these wreaths (aren’t they beautiful?!) but then I tried it and this dough, while delicious, spread (thanks to maybe too much butter). But, they work great when formed into a knot and baked up in a muffin tin! Second (or third time, can’t remember) was a success.
After a year hiatus, I’ve gotten back into ceramics and I’m making plates! And bowls and all the things. I’m super excited. One of the best parts about ceramics class is that I get to take it with my friend Lara. She’s Australian and I alway ask her questions about Australia. I recently brought up fairy bread and she was like “Oh yeah, for kids’ birthday parties!”
Well, today is the day I take a turn around the earth one more time, so I figured what better way to celebrate than with re-imagined fairy bread.
If you’re unfamiliar, fairy bread goes like this: margarine or butter smothered on soft bread…and then topped with sprinkles! That’s it. Couldn’t be simpler and kewt!!
This is different because instead of the sprinkles sprinkled on top, which you could do, the sprinkles are dotted throughout the buttery brioche.
Sounds simple…umm…but this took me like a week to figure out. One secret I learned: FREEZE YO SPRINKLES.
Freezing the sprinkles prevents the sprinkles from bleeding as they’re mixed into the dough. And we do have to really mix in the sprinkles so you get the sporadic sprinkle behavior.
Back in February, I made funfetti souffles (after my friend, Sam, was like dude funfetti souffles) and the sprinkles were a nightmare in the egg white. They created a big ol’ mess and I sort of just abandoned the project. Now I know the secret thanks to Joshua. (This has been a community effort!)