Sunday, December 6, 2015
Mannelés de la Saint Nicolas ( Brioche of Saint Nicolas)
Today is Saint Nicolas day & it is a celebration day here in France especially in Alsace region . They are other European countries that also celebrate this traditional feast such as The Netherlands , Belgium , certain parts of Germany & Austria . Mennelé or Manalas are also known as little brioche of Saint Nicolas . It's a simple brioche that has a gingerbread man kind of form . I did not made my Mannelé in the traditional form but in a more fun shape... LOL Anyway if you want to know how to make the traditional form of this brioche , click HERE . You can also add in chocolate chips or raisin to the dough to enjoy a more tastier brioche . Belgium has a similar brioche called Cougnous with a slightly different form of brioche that resembles baby Jesus in a swaddling cloths .
Mannelés / Manalas de la Saint Nicolas ( Petit bonhomme Saint Nicolas )
Recipe from 750 Grammes
200 ml milk
2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
80 g sugar
75 g butter - softened & diced
1 packet dry instant yeast
1 tsp salt
Raisin or chocolate chip
1) In food processor combine flour , sugar & salt . Gradually mix in milk & eggs (one at a time) till all incorparated .
2) Mix in butter till all combined . Knead the dough till smooth . Place in a greased big bowl & cover with damp towel . Let to rise for 1- 1/2 hour in a warm place till double in size .
3) Punch down the dough & take a small hand full of dough to form the body into a round shape . Then take some tiny bits of dough , then form the arms & legs . Join the arm & leg by brushing some water before sticking them to the body .(If this process is too complicated you can also use a ginger bread cutter ) . Place on baking tray & cover with tea towel & let to rise for another 30 mins .
4) Preheat oven to 180°C & brush egg wash over the brioche & add any decortion you like such as raisins, chocolate chips & so on to make the eyes or buttons for the Mannelés . Bake for 20 mins till golden brown . Let to cool on wire rack . Serve with hot chocolate ....... YUM ;)
Linking this post to Bake Along # 89 - Christmas Yeasted Bread hosted by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours , Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids & Lena from Frozen Wings .
Linking this post to Cook & Celebrate : Christmas 2015 event hosted by Bake For Happy Kids , Goody Foodies & The Domestic Goddess Wannabe .
Publié par Kit @ i-lostinausten à l'adresse 1:19 PM