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Phil_A_Mignon May 4, 2008 07:09 PM

Does anyone in the Philly or greater Philly area (preferrably Chester County) know where I might find mini brioche rolls? I am catering my wife's annual Mother's Day Tea, and I need 'em for this Sunday. If I can't find them, I'll have to make them, which I don't mind doing. And if that's the case, are they difficult to make? Any advice? Do's or don'ts? Much appreciated.

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  1. mschow RE: Phil_A_Mignon May 5, 2008 07:44 AM

    Sorry this is not in PA, but I believe this baker will make anything you want. Perhaps you can arrange to pick them up at the farmers market in Philly. Anyway, Versailles Bakery is an excellent baker and might be worth making a call to inquire about your rolls. (link below)
    Sorry, I am not a baker at all, so no advice on making them yourself. Perhaps you can post on the recipe forum; people are very helpful there.
    http://theimpulseonline.com/apps/pbcs...

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      Buckethead RE: mschow May 5, 2008 09:07 AM

      I was at the Headhouse Square farmer's market yesterday and Versailles Bakery was one of the vendors there.

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      Bigley9 RE: Phil_A_Mignon May 5, 2008 08:45 AM

      Metropolitan bakery has them sometimes. They would likely take an order for them. http://www.metropolitanbakery.com/loc...

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        LowerGwyneddGirl RE: Phil_A_Mignon May 5, 2008 01:25 PM

        Ina Garten has a really good recipe on the foodnetwork website. She uses them alot on her show and people write in all the time looking for them. I have not tried the recipe yet but want too when I get some time. She claims they are pretty easy to make.

        Good luck. I love Brioche rolls and wanted them to make my own mini sandwhiches.

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          Phil_A_Mignon RE: LowerGwyneddGirl May 8, 2008 08:03 AM

          I did a test run of Ina's recipe, and ... as always ... she's spot on. They came out awesome. Did them in muffin tins. Thanks for the tip, and DO make these yourself, they're worth the time.

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          SpdRcr069 RE: Phil_A_Mignon May 5, 2008 01:52 PM

          Truffled Egg Toast. You have to serve this. Sorry, I've been craving truffled egg for days now. Tria Cafe has this on their menu. They make it with brioche...

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            percyn RE: Phil_A_Mignon May 6, 2008 10:52 AM

            Classic Diner in Frazer has great brioche sliced bread. You can call them to see if you can get the mini rolls.

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              malkazanie RE: Phil_A_Mignon May 6, 2008 02:07 PM

              DiBruno's carries both mini brioche rolls and a sweet brioche done by Le Bec Fin. If you call them a day or two in advance, they can do a special order for as many as you may need. (Select the extension for the coffee bar.)

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                gardens4me RE: malkazanie May 6, 2008 02:31 PM

                Aux Petites Delices in Wayne makes great brioche! As well as everything else in the bakery. Authetic and precise, like the French baker that owns the place!!!

              2. CindyJ RE: Phil_A_Mignon May 6, 2008 04:20 PM

                Have you checked Wegman's? I don't think they bake brioche in the store bakery (at least, not on a regular basis), but they do have small, round challah rolls, which are very similar to brioche, back in the Kosher department. I think the brand is Zomick's. They're quite good.

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                  Phil_A_Mignon RE: CindyJ May 8, 2008 08:00 AM

                  Thanks for that. My Wegman's is right in Downingtown (I'm in Exton). And I will check that out. Thanks so much.

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                  lagreen RE: Phil_A_Mignon May 12, 2008 09:31 AM

                  I know Mother's Day is over now, but I think the best brioche in the area is made at georges', Georges Perrier's bakery on the main line ( 503 W. Lancaster Avenue in Wayne). They sell the brioche at Chestnut Hill Coffee Company and they're fresh, soft and rich every time I have them. They're perfect!

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