A Buttery and Cheesy Sourdough Surprise

A Buttery and Cheesy Sourdough Surprise

I recently joined Google+ and have been enjoying connecting with old friends and making new ones and hanging out in hang outs. In the process of adding new friends to my circles, I ran across a new baking group called Sourdough Surprises . They’ve been having fun using their sourdough starters with friends all over the world for the past several months, but I just found out about them.

Since I’ve been focusing on sourdough this month, I decided it would be fun to join them. Their challenge for the month was to make sourdough brioche dough and then make babka using the brioche dough. I love sourdough and brioche so I figured you couldn’t go wrong with that combination.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480 ml) culture from culture proof *
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (115 g) Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 4-5 cups (560 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 6 eggs (I used 6 large eggs, but I think medium would work better or only use 5)
  • 1 cup (240 g) butter
  • 1 egg yolk (for the egg wash)
  • 2 teaspoons water
Read the whole recipe on Bread Experience