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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

For 1 brioche, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
18 min.1 hour25 min.1 hour 43 min.
Preservation: One or two days in the fridge. It should be reheated.
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Step by step recipe

1 Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #1Roll 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.
3 min.
2 Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #2Lay 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.
1 hour
3 Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #3Drain 20 snails, then lay on a sheet of absorbant paper.

Set aside.
3 min.
4 Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #4Once the dough is well risen, glaze a second time.

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).
2 min.
5 Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #5Press the snails into the top of the brioche. 5 min.
6 Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #6If the 120 g Beurre d'escargot is frozen, slice off small chunks... 2 min.
7 Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #7...and sit one on each snail.

If the beurre d'escargot is freshly made, dab a knob onto each snail.
3 min.
8 Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #8Bake for about 25 minutes.

Serve hot or warm.
25 min.

Remarks

You can make a seafood version of this recipe by using mussels, or other shellfish of your choice, instead of the snails.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
413193 gr103 gr376 gr
207 %36 %10 %57 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
63614 gr16 gr58 gr
32 %5 %1 %9 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 brioche : 10.61 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Based on a brilliant idea by Eric B, who became a baker in 2018.
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This recipe use (among others)
Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sausage in brioche, Eggs in brioche nests, Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Pains briochés aux raisins, ... 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: French croissants, Caramelised apple pie, Cochelin d'Evreux, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Milk rolls, ... All

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