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Where can I buy a loaf of brioche in San Diego?

foodie238 May 12, 2008 10:54 AM

I'm trying to find a loaf of brioche to make a bread pudding recipe (May 08, Food & Wine), but haven't had any luck (at least not from Whole Foods or Bristol Farms). Any other suggestions so I don't have to keep running all over town looking for this?

  1. paso_gurl_100 May 14, 2008 09:32 AM

    I have used Trader Joe's brioche in bread pudding twice. It was excellent. I actually felt bad cutting up a whole loaf, but it turned out great (I made it with less eggs, and tried to cook it a bit crispy on the top. The bread is really buttery. I LOVE Bread & Cie, but I think I would just cry if I had to "waste" a whole loaf of their great bread on a pudding. The TJ's loaf was like $4.

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      mendocino May 13, 2008 05:17 PM

      I've seen it at the Trader Joe's in Point lOma...it looks good, never tried it thought. But if it's for bread puddng you should be ok!

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        DougOLis May 12, 2008 01:21 PM

        I've seen at Henry's from time to time. Got a fantastic one from Bread and Cie once. If you can't find Brioche you could use Challah which is a bit more common and pretty similar.

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        1. re: DougOLis
          susan3733 May 13, 2008 12:13 PM

          Village Mill Bakery in Del Mar Highlands shopping center off El Camino Real, next to Barnes & Noble has amazing mini-brioche rolls, but call first to make sure. They are really delicious and would be great in that recipe.

          1. re: susan3733
            Enorah May 13, 2008 12:14 PM

            Oh I love Village Mill!

            Have you ever had their chocolate chocolate chip bread?

            I think they only make that one on Saturdays.

        2. foodiechick May 12, 2008 11:49 AM

          For the best result I would spend the money for the best product, try Bread and Cie. If you can't get to their location I know their products are carried at many Vons locations, as well as Jonathans in La Jolla (maybe at Harvest Ranch as well since they are sister stores to Jonathans).

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          1. re: foodiechick
            Enorah May 12, 2008 11:50 AM

            I agree.

            Trader Joe's brioche is probably not the best

            1. re: Enorah
              Alice Q May 13, 2008 09:31 PM

              It's pretty good though. As much as I love Bread and Cie, I think Trader Joes probably would work just as well in the recipe. I'm also not sure Bread and Cie actually sells a plain brioche - I usually just see the raisin bread.

              1. re: Alice Q
                Enorah May 14, 2008 08:44 AM

                Good to know

          2. Enorah May 12, 2008 11:37 AM

            I have seen it at Trader Joes in Encinitas

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