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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?

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


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

Set aside.

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

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

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

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

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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.

Stage 8 - 25 min.
Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #8
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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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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 uses (among others)
Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Brioche galette, Pains briochés aux raisins, Agen prune cake, 3-fruit brioche loaf, Chinois, ... 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, Chinois, Koulibiak in pie dish, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Beef Wellington, ... All

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