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:

Change those ingredients for: 1 brioche 2 brioches 3 brioches

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Time required for this recipe:
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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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.
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
1,643 Kcal or 6,879 Kj73 gr88 gr112 gr
82 %28 %8 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
253 Kcal or 1,059 Kj11 gr13 gr17 gr
13 %4 %1 %3 %
Per brioche
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,643 Kcal or 6,879 Kj73 gr88 gr112 gr
82 %28 %8 %17 %
% 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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Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Agen prune cake, Pains briochés aux raisins, Chinois, Brioche royale, 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: Elsa's Comtoise galette, Flaky chocolate brioche, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Kouign-amann brioche, Agen prune cake, ... All

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