If you’re a breadivore like me, anything with flour is enough to get you up and running to the kitchen! In this case, it is another fabulous recipe by Dorie Greenspan, part of the fun gang at Tuesdays with Dorie. In this case, it is a nice, sweet bread recipe studded with rum-soaked raisins on top of a simple, but classy pastry cream. Mmm.
Given my choice for abstinence in alcohol, I decided to take another route. I opted for some yummy craisins which I soaked in warm orange juice to help plump them and revive their flavor and size. To match that same flavor, I added some orange zest to the filling and in the icing drizzle. These turned out fantastic…and much easier than I had anticipated!
Looking at the photo, they look like the difficulty of a sweet bun or cinnamon roll, which seemingly requires a great deal of time and effort. Perhaps it is just the recipe, but these went through without a hitch, and the flavor beats those of any store-bought!
Brioche Raisin Snails from Baking From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan
They look wonderful and I bet the combination of the orange flavor with everything else was just great!
My initial thought was craisins too! I will have to try your variation next. Great job!
Great looking snails!!!
Wonderful substitutions! We ended up liking these, too.
I love the idea of orange juice and orange zest, I am sure they were terrific! Lovely snails!!
These look wonderful. I bet the craisin and orange juice combination was delicious!
I bet the orange/cranberry combination was tasty. It looks like your snails turned out great.
They turned out great. Orange juice is a good substitute.
Great substitution! Your snails look beautiful!
No hitches? You rock! They look great!
great idea to soak them in orange juice! :) they look great!
Look at that glaze! Yum.
Good choice with the orange juice and zest! They look yummy!
Orange craisins… I love it! Great job!
I may just have to buy the book and join y’all!
beautiful job!! i love the substitution of craisins and OJ – great idea!