We had almost as much rainfall overnight as we usually have during May and June combined. Here it doesn’t rain, but it pours; the house was surrounded by an impressive moat this morning that I don’t recall being there when we signed on the dotted line. We now also boast a second river, which sounds fine in theory, but is not so practical in reality as we’re not very well-equipped boat-wise. Hugo took one look outside this morning and went back to bed, sighing heavily, the hens are developing webbed feet and learning to swim and I was out early drying off the horses with my hairdryer. All-in-all an appropriate morning for brioche.
- 300g spelt flour (or plain flour if you prefer)
- 100g butter, melted
- 100g coconut oil, melted (you can substitute this for a further 100g of butter)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 40g cane sugar