National Brioche Day
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What Is National Brioche Day?
Brought to you by St Pierre, National Brioche Day is a day completely dedicated to celebrating the wonderful French specialty that is brioche. It’s a time for treating yourself to something indulgent, elevating your everyday meals, and making the most of a true French classic.
We believe something as rich, and delicious as the iconic brioche deserves its very own day. So, we’ve created a range of easy and delicious recipes, serving suggestions and meal ideas for you to enjoy, so you can add a taste of Paris to your everyday meals.
When Is National Brioche Day?
St Pierre’s National Brioche Day is held on May 14th. Be ready to celebrate with us!
A timeless, effortlessly elegant classic, brioche is the ideal addition to your table for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Browse our selection of authentic simple but delicious recipes for some inspiration, and add a taste of Paris to your everyday meals.
The possibilities truly are endless when it comes to brioche. Breakfast or lunch, sweet or savory. Find inspiration in our wide range of recipes, or go off script with a little culinary invention of your own… what could possibly be more French than style, flair and creativity?
What is brioche bread?
Brioche is a soft, lightly sweet and enriched French bread that is used in both sweet and savory dishes to add a little bit of indulgence. Because brioche dough is enriched, it has a truly rich and decadent taste – every bite is a taste of Paris.
A little treat or a showstopping meal. St Pierre brioche makes every day magnifique.
How To Make Brioche: Recipe For French Brioche
Contrary to popular belief, making brioche is not a daunting task and trying your hands at it is definitely a nice way to indulge in the rich flavors of French cuisine. All you need is flour, sugar, eggs, milk, yeast, and some optional salted butter. While there are plenty of online recipes available, the key to perfecting this delicacy is in the kneading and giving the dough ample time to rest and rise.
We understand that time is precious, which is why St Pierre has made it easy for you to savor the taste of freshly baked brioche without the hassle. Our premium quality brioche products are available in various forms and are packaged conveniently for the whole family to enjoy a taste of France in every bite! St Pierre brioche is widely available in grocery stores nationwide – find out your nearest stockiest of St Pierre on our Where To Buy page.
What does Brioche mean?
There is an actual historical meaning to brioche. The word “brioche” comes from the Old French word “brier” which means “to knead” or “to mix”. It is believed to have originated in the French region of Normandy during the 16th century.
How to pronounce brioche?
‘Brioche’ is a French word, pronounced bree-osh. If you’re going to order from a café in Paris, you might want to practise your pronunciation, but the beauty of the St Pierre range is that we bring a touch of Paris right to your home. So however you say ‘brioche’, add a touch of Parisian flair to your day with St Pierre.
For everything else you need to know about brioche and how to celebrate National Brioche Day, head to our blog.
What is brioche pronunciation?
The pronunciation of “brioche” is “bri-yosh” in French while people from Britain will most commonly pronounce it “bree-ohsh”:
- Start by saying “bree” as in the word “breeze”. Make sure to emphasize the “ee” sound at the end of the word.
- Next, say “ohsh” as in the word “posh”. The “oh” sound is like the “o” in “go” or “so”, and the “sh” sound is like the “sh” in “shoe” or “fish”.
- Finally, put the two parts together: “bree-ohsh” or “bree-ohch”.
Remember that the “ch” at the end of “brioche” is not a hard “k” sound as in “cake”. Instead, it’s a softer, more aspirated sound that’s closer to “sh” or “zh”.
However you say it and wherever you’re from, the bread’s light richness and lightly sweet taste will instantly transport you to Paris for a quintessentially French culinary experience. Ooh la la!
🔊 “Brioche” pronunciation audio
How to make brioche?
Contrary to popular belief, making brioche is not a daunting task and trying your hands at it is definitely a nice way to indulge in the rich flavours of French cuisine. All you need is flour, sugar, eggs, milk, yeast, and some optional salted butter. While there are plenty of online recipes available, the key to perfecting this delicacy is in the kneading and giving the dough ample time to rest and rise.
We understand that time is precious, which is why we have made it easy for you to savour the taste of freshly baked brioche without the hassle. Our premium quality brioche is available in a range of shapes and forms, packaged conveniently for the whole family to enjoy heavenly flavours of French cuisine in every bite!
What to do with brioche bread?
Brioche is a wonderfully versatile bread, that works equally well in savory and sweet dishes. We like ours with lashings of French butter and jam, and also nestled in a rich custard for the most decadent brioche bread casserole. Use our St Pierre Brioche Burger Buns for constructing the ultimate cheeseburger, or take a few slices of St Pierre Brioche Loaf and create an elegant sandwich befitting of a Parisian café. For a little extra indulgence, use our St Pierre Chocolate Chip Brioche Loaf to make a soft and sweet chocolate brioche casserole.
For more authentically French inspiration and ways to elevate your mealtimes, check out our recipe selection.
What is “Brioche perdue”?
“Brioche perdue” (also known as “pain perdu” or “French toast”) is a classic French dish made by soaking slices of Brioche Loaf in a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla, and then frying them in butter until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside. The name “brioche perdue” means “lost brioche” in French and refers to the fact that this dish is a way to use up leftover brioche that might otherwise go to waste.
Brioche perdue can be served with a variety of toppings, such as powdered sugar, fresh fruit, whipped cream, or maple syrup. It is a delicious and decadent breakfast or brunch dish that is perfect for special occasions or lazy weekends.
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If you want to know how to make brioche perdue, make sure to check our ultimate Brioche French Toast recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is National Brioche Day?
National Brioche Day is a whole day dedicated to celebrating and enjoying classic brioche! The enriched French bread is the ideal addition to any meal, and is a classically indulgent treat for whenever you wish to add a touch of Parisian flair to your day.
When is National Brioche Day?
National Brioche Day is celebrated on May 14 each year. You can take part by including a French twist to your everyday meal by adding some rich, sweet brioche – perhaps by swapping out your classic burger bun for a St Pierre Brioche one, or by making a brioche casserole.
Who invented National Brioche Day?
National Brioche Day was dreamed up by the St Pierre, who wanted to find a way to give the soft, rich bread the celebration it deserves! We love to celebrate with a full day’s menu – breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner – inspired by our range of brioche products. It really is magnifique!
What do you eat on National Brioche Day?
Brioche, brioche and more brioche! It’s so easy to include brioche in your staple meals, though we also have an entire recipe section dedicated to adding some French flair and creativity to your day! Try substituting your regular bread for a slice of toasted brioche, or pack a sandwich in a soft, and golden brioche sub roll for lunch!