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Brioche in the Twin Cities

therese81081 Nov 8, 2007 07:36 AM

Can anyone tell me where I can find the best brioche in the Twin Cities?

  1. b
    B.A. Nov 10, 2007 08:53 AM

    Paticks French Bakery makes a good brioche. Sometimes you have to order one. Their large size is wonderful

    1. g rote Nov 9, 2007 06:46 AM

      Franklin Street Bakery make a great rectangular loaf of brioche that we used to use @ my former place of work, and it was perfect. Dense, crisp, lightly sweet & buttery. Perfect for French Toast or for making toast points for hors d'oeuvres or for a foundation for a foie gras dish.

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      1. re: g rote
        therese81081 Nov 10, 2007 06:34 AM

        Found some decent brioche at Whole Foods. Not your typical loaf, so not ideal for French toast. I will have to make a visit to Franklin Street Bakery.

      2. r
        Raka Nov 8, 2007 12:47 PM

        Rustica makes a Brioche Bun that is quite yummy. It is studded with chunks of sugar.


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        1. re: Raka
          GastronautMN Nov 8, 2007 08:04 PM

          I'll second Rustica and plug their Bostock. Slice of brioche, almond paste and shaved almonds twice cooked. Decadent accompanyment to your cappucino.

          The Brioche at Rustica is not available everyday so check their website for what days are best. Currently Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

          1. re: GastronautMN
            MSPD Nov 9, 2007 04:53 AM

            I've arrived at work many a day covered in powdered sugar from a Bostock (or three) from Rustica.

            Not being an expert on the fine art of brioche, what makes for a great one?

            1. re: MSPD
              therese81081 Nov 10, 2007 06:38 AM

              I made the mistake of not being more specific in the type of brioche I was looking for because it can be used many different ways. My husband & I went to France in September, so many wonderful foods!!! We had yesterday off from work & tried to find the best French baked goods that the cities has to offer. The brioche I was looking for was a loaf of bread so that I could toast it in the morning with Nutella.

        2. k
          KTFoley Nov 8, 2007 08:01 AM

          I have enjoyed the offering at Franklin Street Bakery.

          (612) 871-3109

          Franklin Street Bakery
          1020 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

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