52 Breads in 2013 ~ #19 – LEMON BRIOCHE

Please join me in giving a warm Canadian welcome to “Life without Lemons”.  Originally hailing from the UK and now living in Canada, we are very excited to announce that, Elyse with her fabulous “52  Breads in 2013″ will be our weekly guest blogger.  If you are looking for some fabulous bread recipes, drop by each week and see what delicious bread Elyse has baked in her kitchen.

A life without lemons is like swimming in the nude. You can do it, but it just feels wrong.

A Life Without Lemons is my little blog about food, family and an ongoing love affair with gin and tonic.  I am a wife, mother of two lovely (loud, messy, crazy) boys, trained butcher and passionate cook of all things tasty. I moved from rainy England to snowy Canada in 2011 and planned to make friends and influence people with food and gin.

In 2013 I have embarked on a baking mission to make 52 different breads. All of the recipes are from one book- Women’s Institute: Bread. I have no special tools or fancy equipment. Just me, my kitchen and a pre heated oven.

Why not come along for the ride and make some bread……….

“52 Breads in 2013″


I love saying the word brioche, it just sounds so fancy!  These are delicate, buttery and filled with a tangy lemon curd.

I don’t own a brioche pan so I used a muffin pan lined with muffin cases.  You still get a little fluted edge on the sides and for how many times I would use a brioche pan, I have no desire to rush out and buy one.



Taste:  When I make these again I will use homemade lemon curd as the shop bought jar I used didn’t have the creamy zing of ones I have eaten and made before and it was the only slightly disappointing thing about these brioche – but not that disappointing, they were still
yummy! These would also be wonderful with a chunk of chocolate in the centre of each bun instead of the lemon curd.


It was Alfie’s birthday this weekend and this is his new Playhouse.  He insists on eating everything in there so felt it only right to show you how Alfie ate his brioche.


  1. Teresa Claire says:

    There is a little Italian Bakery in my neighbourhood that makes Brioche…this recipe looks delicious too!

  2. Those look good and I’m not a fan of lemon!

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