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.
9,4003.2/5 for 5 ratings
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Last modified on: November 11th 2018

For 1 brioche, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 1 brioche 2 brioches 3 brioches

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Time required for this recipe:
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18 min.1 hour25 min.1 hour 43 min.
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Keeping:

One or two days in the fridge. It should be reheated.

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.
Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #5
Press the snails into the top of the brioche.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Snails in a brioche : Photo of step #6
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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,160 Kcal or 4,857 Kj265 gr1,022 gr550 gr
58 %102 %96 %83 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
178 Kcal or 745 Kj41 gr157 gr85 gr
9 %16 %15 %13 %
Per brioche
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,160 Kcal or 4,857 Kj265 gr1,022 gr550 gr
58 %102 %96 %83 %
% 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: Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Morteau sausage rolled brioche, St Tropez tart, Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies, Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), ... 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: Tea and white chocolate biscuits, Galette de Fougerolles, Cramique, Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Brioche galette, ... All

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