Parma, Pesto & Mozzarella Brioche Crown

It’s a ‘pot luck‘ day at work, so I’m doing the Brioche Crown for it, but this time with added pesto, homemade of course!

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For once I took the butter and eggs out of the fridge in advance, so combining the butter slowly into the dough was much easier than previously.

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While the dough rose I made a pesto. Starting with toasting pine nuts in the frying pan.

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Then pulsing with basil, olive oil and garlic in the food processor.

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When the dough had risen I rolled it out.

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Then brushed the pesto over it.

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Then added parma ham.

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Then mozzarella.

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Finally a few basil leaves.

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Then I rolled it up.

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Cut it into two.

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Twisted it together into one.

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And put on a baking sheet on the baking tray.

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Then in a bin liner to prove!

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After it proved I brushed with egg wash then grated parmesan. I’m a little worried about the amount of oil due to the pesto… but it’s too late to do much about that now!

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Then into the over for 25mins at 200c fan. Et voilia!

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Yeah… bloody thing closed up on itself so it’s no longer a crown :( I’ll have to cut slices at work to make it clear how it’s supposed to work :S

CameraZOOM-20130809125937295It’s a bit flat :( I think that’s all that oil from the pesto. I think next time I’ll either do much less oil in the pesto, or just stick to basil leaves!

 

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