I had brioche bread for the first time recently.
Whenever I watch Top Chef, it seems like someone is using brioche bread to make some kind of appetizer. And the judges always yell at the contestants, and say it doesn't work. I had no idea why. The bread sounded interesting, and fun. But I had not idea what it tasted like.
Well, I finally got to find out. It turns out brioche bread tastes like a croissant. Like, instead of rolling the croissants, they put all the dough into a bread pan and bake it up. So basically, it is a divine cloud of eggy, buttery goodness.
I love croissants, and I loved brioche bread. But now I understand why the judges would make comments about how it didn't work with an appetizer. It's a bread that is meant to be soaked in coffee, or smothered in jelly or warm gooey chocolate. It's a dessert bread. And serving it with savory appetizers just isn't going to work.