Pogne de Romans


Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans is a kind of brioche lightly flavoured with orange and rum. It originated in Romans-sur-Isère, a town in south-east France.

This recipe dates back to medieval times, when it was made in a ring (or crown) shape to celebrate the end of Lent, as eggs could then be used again.

This more contemporary version is not particularly tricky, though it takes a long time for all the kenading and resting stages.
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Last modified on: October 7th 2018

For 2 pognes, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 1 pogne 2 pognes 4 pognes 6 pognes

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
58 min.1 day 16 hours40 min.1 day 17 hours 38 min.
Keeping: Several days in a cloth bag.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 8 min.
Pogne de Romans : Photo of step #1
Put into a mixer bowl: 500 g flour, 35 g orange flower water, 20 g rum, the juice and zest of 1 orange, 12 g salt, 1 g yeast, 225 g leaven, 125 g butter and the zest of 1 lemon.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
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Knead on slow speed for 30 minutes.

Stage 3
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This should give you a firm dough that French bakers call "bâtarde" (bastard).

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Add 150 g caster sugar.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Knead for a further 5 minutes until the sugar is mixed in and the dough nice and smooth.

Stage 6 - 4 hours
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Gather the dough into a ball. Transfer this to a large clean bowl and cover with a plastic sheet.

Leave to rest at room temperature for 4 hours.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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After this time, weigh out the dough into lumps of 850 g for a ring pogne, or smaller for individual brioche style.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Press the 850 g of dough into a round, flat cake.

Male a large hole in the centre and lay the ring on a baking sheet.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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For the smaller brioche-style pogne, put the dough into a brioche tin or mould.

Stage 10 - 1 day 12 hours
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Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest at room temperature for 12 hours, then a further 24 hours in the fridge.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Glaze the top of the pogne.

Stage 12 - 1 min.
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Slash the surface of the pogne in a large square, whether on the ring...

Stage 13
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...or classic brioche shape.

Stage 14 - 40 min.
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Bake for about 40 minutes.

Stage 15
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks

Do not be surprised if all the kneading and resting times in this recipe seem excessive. This is because there is hardly any yeast, and the long resting time also develops the flavour we are aiming for.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,129 Kcal or 17,287 Kj81 gr642 gr131 gr
206 %31 %61 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
248 Kcal or 1,038 Kj5 gr38 gr8 gr
12 %2 %4 %1 %
Per pogne
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,064 Kcal or 8,642 Kj41 gr321 gr66 gr
103 %16 %30 %10 %
% 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 recipe by Thomas Marie.

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