BISCOTTES

These brioche-like mini breads are delicious on their own. This recipe will make 4 small breads or two regular size loaves. I usually keep two as mini breads for biscottes and cut the rest in thin slices. Whilst the oven is still warm, I grill them on both sides and then leave them in the oven until it has cooled down completely; usually overnight. The following morning, you have a very dry, crispy and very well toasted Biscottes. They keep for a long time and perfect for canapes, great for foie gras and wonderful as a midnight snack.

INGREDIENTS
500 Gr. Bread flour (You can also use All purpose flour)
10 Gr. Salt
1 Egg at room temperature
60 Gr. Butter at room temperature (cut in small cubes)
10 Gr. Dry yeast
30 Gr. Sugar
30 Gr. Powder milk
275 Gr. Lukewarm water

PREPARATION
In a bowl of a mixer with a dough hook, pour the yeast, sugar and water and with a spoon, stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the flour, salt, milk and the egg and mix until well incorporated. Mix this batter at low speed for 5 minutes, until all ingredients are well incorporated, then increase the speed to medium and pour the butter cut in small cubes, a few at a time, until fully incorporated in the dough.

Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let the dough rise until double; about 1 hour. After an hour, deflate the dough and cut into 4 equal pieces. I use a small scale to ensure consistency.
Butter 4 small bread pans or 2 larger ones.
In the meantime, preheat your over at 180 Degrees Celsius. Bake the breads for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. When cool enough to handle, place them on a rack to cool completely, then cut them in small slices.
I usually cut all the breads and freeze the slices for the best morning toasts !

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