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Easter Lamb Brioche: Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge

Welcome to the second month of our Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge! Last month we began this series with my dear friends Mary, Keri & Pili! Below, you can find out more about them & their amazing blogs and here more about the Club! It was so much fun and I’m so happy we started this Blog Hop!

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So, as promised, each month we’ll blog about something special from each of our backgrounds and parts of the world. So, check out this months theme : Easter!

Easter Lamb Brioche Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge/kreativk.net

I must admit, it really was quite a challenge for me this time. For those of you who are following for a bit, you know, I’m German, but currently living in Spain. Last month I showed you a typical Andalusian breakfast , so this month, I’ll be going back to my childhood and make a typical German Easter sweet bread… or brioche. That’s French, lol, but it sounds better than Brot or bread, doesn’t it?  It’s a cake in shape of a lamb. My mother made it every Easter Holiday. We also dyed eggs or painted them and there used to be easter egg hunts and such. But what was never missing on our Easter table was this “lamb~cake”. My mother used to have a special 3D baking mold for it, you can find them below, in case you’re interested. I changed things up a bit and made this version, which turned out quite delicious & interesting as well! My daughters sure loved it!  (The following 2 items are affiliate links, for more info pls. read my full disclosure )

 

   

The recipe

1 cup  milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp. butter
1 package 7g dry yeast
500 g flour
1/2 TL salt
egg
  topping:
 1 egg yolk
  decoration:
 3 raisins for eyes & mouth
   
   

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the dough. Knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. Lightly flour the bottom of a large bowl, place dough in bowl and cover with a clean damp kitchen towel. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap; let stand about 1-2 hours. 
  2. Knead dough and separate into different pieces for the lamb shape. I used 1 bigger oval piece for the head, two longer shapes for the ears, 2 for the legs and 2 small balls for the feet. One small piece for the tale and approx. 25 small balls for the body. Some mini balls for the “wool” on the head. Leave a little bit of space etween all pieces. 
  3. Let stand for another 10-15 minutes. In the meantime preheat oven to 200 degrees C. 
  4. Slightly whisk the egg yolk and spread all over the lamb. Arrange the raisins (eyes & mouth) and press slightly into the dough. 
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes, you might want to cover it with foil for the last 10 minutes or so, so it doesn’t turn too dark.

Once it’s done and cooled, you can just pull apart the little balls and dip in jam or just enjoy as is!

Here it’s all assembled on my baking pan. I must say, I used dry yeast, maybe with fresh yeast the dow will rise a bit more, I’m no expert, so maybe it’s worth a try. I greased and flowered the baking tin because I ran out of baking paper. It came off fine!

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And here it is fresh out of the oven on my kitchen~easter~table! The fun part is that you can just go and pull the parts off and enjoy with a coffee, jam or how ever you prefer it!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I’m so happy you did! Please go and check out the other ladies’ great “Easter”~themed posts ! You can find the links below! 

 

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  • Theresa @DearCreatives
    11/03/2016 at 00:54

    Such a cute idea. & would work perfect for our big Easter gatherings. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Shared. Hope to see you again soon.

    • Katrin
      11/03/2016 at 10:29

      Thanks for stopping by Theresa! Have a great Easter!

  • Erin - Suburban Simplicity
    08/03/2016 at 02:01

    This little brioche is so stinking’ cute! Nice job! Thanks for linking up at Welcome Home Wednesdays! See you this week!

    • Katrin
      08/03/2016 at 18:57

      Thanks friend! Happy you visited! 😉

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    07/03/2016 at 18:02

    I love your Int’l Bloggers Club, it is so fun to see how each of you celebrate. I love your lamb, it is so adorable and a great token for the holiday. I bet the girls absolutely love it, and I bet they have a great time helping you put it together! I hope that you have a great Easter!

    • Katrin
      07/03/2016 at 21:53

      Nikki Thank you for taking the time to stop over. Yes, the girls always love helping, I made this while they were in school but I will make it again during the Easter break for sure with their help! I wish you a great Easter as well friend, sending you warm hugs!

  • AJ @ Aspen Jay
    07/03/2016 at 14:51

    Hi Katrin,

    What a fun tradition to pass down to your kids! My boys would love this! And you did such a good job on the lamb.
    I love this blog challenge you four ladies have. It’s fun to see what each one of you shares. Thanks for linking up with us at #TALENTEDTuesday!

    Hope you are having a lovely Monday!
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    • Katrin
      07/03/2016 at 15:58

      Thanks so much, you’re so sweet to say that! Have a great Monday AJ!

  • Life Loving
    06/03/2016 at 23:14

    This looks so good. He’s almost too good to eat (almost…) but then he is made of brioche, so it would be sad not to eat him as he’d be delicious. Happy Easter to you and your family, I know we’ve got a couple of weeks to go, but it’ll come round quickly.

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    • Katrin
      07/03/2016 at 15:26

      Thanks so much Sally! Happy Easter to you as well! 🙂

  • Laurie
    06/03/2016 at 10:01

    How cute would this be on the Holiday table? Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned and tweeted.
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    • Katrin
      06/03/2016 at 16:13

      Yes, the Lamb is quite cute….and yummy 😉 Thanks Laurie!

  • Becster
    04/03/2016 at 23:28

    Oh I love brioche! It’s the best sort of bread! #LifeLovingLinkie

    • Katrin
      05/03/2016 at 09:32

      I agree! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • kid can doodle
    04/03/2016 at 13:41

    So cute…shame to eat it, no?

    • Katrin
      04/03/2016 at 14:21

      Thanks! Yes it was a shame, but really good too, lol! 🙂

  • Lela
    03/03/2016 at 19:31

    What a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Have a great day!

    • Katrin
      03/03/2016 at 20:24

      Thanks!! Have a great day as well! 🙂

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    This is so clever and very cute! Did you give him / her a name?
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      03/03/2016 at 17:02

      No! We didn’t! That would have been a fun idea. next time! Thanks Angela 🙂

  • Pili
    02/03/2016 at 22:57

    Hi, Katrin! Love that tradition! The brioche reminds me of a partybrot, I made it once with poppy and sesame seeds, really delicious. It is fun that yours have a lamb shape, no wonder your girls didn’t want to try it at first!!

    • Katrin
      03/03/2016 at 16:58

      Hahaha, yes but they didn’t wait too long either, it was gone in no time 🙂 Thanks Pili!

  • Amberjane
    02/03/2016 at 19:16

    It is such a cute Brioche – love it Katrin thank you for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday

    • Katrin
      02/03/2016 at 22:33

      Thanks Amberjane, it’s cute and actually tastes good as well! 🙂

  • Gina
    02/03/2016 at 19:02

    This is so cute!! I just love it! I’d love to make this and share it with my family. My nephews would really get a kick out of it. I’ve never seen this shaped brioche before, but you did a fabulous job. It really looks like a lamb. Very impressive!! 😀

    • Katrin
      02/03/2016 at 22:27

      I’m sure you’d like it Gina, it’s so much fun to assemble 🙂 Thanks for your sweet comment 🙂

  • Marie, The Interior Frugalista
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    Your Brioche Lamb is adorable – too cute to eat! I hold a special place in my heart for Germany, having travelled there a couple years ago and fell in love. Pinning your recipe and I just might make this for Easter Sunday.

    • Katrin
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      Hahaha, yes, my girls didn’t really want to at first, but then they couldn’t stop, lol. How nice that you like Germany! I’m so happy you do, it is beautiful, especially in the summer! Thank you! 🙂

  • Ntina
    02/03/2016 at 14:18

    What a great tradition and this lamb-cake looks so cute! I love reading about Easter traditions, Easter is one of my favourite holidays!

    • Katrin
      02/03/2016 at 22:02

      Thanks so much Ntina, I appreciate it! Happy Eastertime to you! 🙂

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    02/03/2016 at 13:57

    I just love this brioche lamb. It turned out so cute! My boys would love this!

    • Katrin
      02/03/2016 at 22:01

      Thanks Ilka! Yes, I’m sure you’d turn this into a greater and healthier version 😉

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  • Keri
    29/02/2016 at 14:38

    Katrin, what a sweet tradition your passing down to your kids!! They will look back and remember you making your brioche and probably make it for their kids too. I bet it tastes great!! I’m going to have to put this on my must try list. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your Easter tradition!!

    • Katrin
      01/03/2016 at 16:38

      Thanks so much Keri! It is a little bit of how my Easter was as a kid and the little lamb did turn out nice tasting, the girls loved it 🙂 It’s really easy to make too!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    29/02/2016 at 09:23

    This is the cutest Brioche I have ever seen. So cute you almost don’t want to eat it. How did you ever shape it without the use of a mold? It looks great. We also have a bread like this but it has a bit of mastic in it to give it a gummy sort of flavor. It’s very interesting how we all do the eggs. I traditionally used to dye them red; now I do anything that the kids want.

    • Katrin
      01/03/2016 at 16:37

      Thanks friend! LOL, the girls didn’t want to eat it at first, but I must say, once they started there was no stopping, cause it turned out really nice tasting, and that’s not always the case with my baking lately, lol!