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Nov 8, 2007 07:36 AM

Brioche in the Twin Cities

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

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  1. I have enjoyed the offering at Franklin Street Bakery.

    (612) 871-3109

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

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

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      1. re: Raka

        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

          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

            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. 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

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