Snails in a brioche


Snails in a brioche
A flat brioche filled with snails, themselves filled with a knob of sophisticated beurre d'escargot. The flat round shape is reminiscent of the old-fashioned French snail dishes. Cut into bite-sized morsels, this makes a good aperitif snack.
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Last modified on: November 11th 2018

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For 1 brioche, you will need:

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18 min.1 hour25 min.1 hour 43 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Snails in a brioche
Roll out 200 g Brioche dough into a circle about 8 inches (18-20 cm) in diameter.

Note: if possible, use a brioche dough with only half the usual amount of sugar.

Stage 2 - 1 hour
Snails in a brioche
Lay the circle of dough in an 8 inch (20 cm) tin, preferably spring-form type, then glaze the top.

Leave in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Snails in a brioche
Drain 20 snails, then lay on a sheet of absorbant paper.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Snails in a brioche
Once the dough is well risen, glaze a second time.

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Snails in a brioche
Press the snails into the top of the brioche.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Snails in a brioche
If the 120 g Beurre d'escargot is frozen, slice off small chunks...

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Snails in a brioche
...and sit one on each snail.

If the beurre d'escargot is freshly made, dab a knob onto each snail.

Stage 8 - 25 min.
Snails in a brioche
Bake for about 25 minutes.

Serve hot or warm.
Remarks
You can make a seafood version of this recipe by using mussels, or other shellfish of your choice, instead of the snails.
Keeping
One or two days in the fridge. It should be reheated.
Source
Based on a brilliant idea by Eric B, who became a baker in 2018. .
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
490 Kcal or 2,052 Kj75 gr98 gr116 gr
24 %29 %9 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
75 Kcal or 314 Kj12 gr15 gr18 gr
4 %4 %1 %3 %
Per brioche
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
490 Kcal or 2,052 Kj75 gr98 gr116 gr
24 %29 %9 %18 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten, Sourdough, Nuts, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 brioche : 10.66 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Agen prune cake, Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), Eggs in brioche nests, Brioche royale, Galette de Fougerolles, ... All
Beurre d'escargotBeurre d'escargot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mussels with beurre d'escargot, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to make tart cases, Vol-au-vent cases, Lumberjack turnovers, Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies, Apple Strudel, ... All
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