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Raisin Chardonnay Brioche

Submitted by: Robert Nieto, Jackson Family Wines

What inspired me with California golden raisins is that they have a light vanilla flavor along with a hint of butter. I decided to incorporate Chardonnay grape skin flour and Late Harvest Chardonnay to balance out the raisins.


Size: 4”L x 1/4”H  |  # Pieces that can be made from 5 lbs flour: 37 | % of California Raisin Product to dry flour weight: 53% | Production Time: 6 hours
US/oz Metric g/ml Bakers %
Chardonnay Brioche-Milk 24 681 30
Eggs  .4 681 .5
Bread Flour  72 2043 90
Chardonnay Flour  4 114 5
Sugar  8 227 10
Yeast  2 60 2.6
Salt 1.3 36 1.6
Butter (Butter Book)  32  908  40
Chardonnay Almond Cream-Almond Meal  10.6  300  13
All Purpose Flour  9.2  260  11.5
Chardonnay Flour  1.4  40  2
Sugar  10.6  300  13
Butter (room temp)  10.6  300  13
Eggs  10.6  300  13
Chardonnay Pastry Cream-Milk  21  600  26
Sugar 6 160 7
Eggs 2 50 2
Yolks 1.5 45 2
Cornstarch 2 60 3
Chardonnay Flour 1 201
Vanilla Bean 1 1 1
California Golden Raisins (poached) 42 1200 53
Water 8.8 250 11
Late Harvest Chardonnay 10.6 300 13
Chardonnay Glaze-Milk 2.6 75 3
Powder sugar .8 500 22
Chardonnay Flour .4 10 1
Candied Almonds - Slivered Almonds 14 400 18
Sugar 3 80 .04
Salt .07 2 .0001
Vanilla Bean 1 1 1
Egg Whites 1.8 50 2


Posted December 19, 2013 by Dori
What inspired me with California golden raisins is that they have a light vanilla flavor along with a hint of butter. I decided to incorporate Chardonnay grape skin flour and Late Harvest Chardonnay to balance out the raisins.

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    Mixing Time 8 minutes
    Mixing Speed 1st speed and 2nd speed
    Dough Temp 75oF -77oF
    Fermentation Time Let rest at room temperature for 20 minutes, then place in cooler overnight
    Fermentation Temp 80oF
    Folding if needed Yes.  Laminate as Croissant method
    Resting Time Yes, in between folds, 15 minutes for each fold
    Proofing Time 15 minutes
    Proofing Temp 86oF
    Type of Oven Convection
    Baking Temp 350oF
    Steam if needed No
    Finished Product Weight 110 grams
    Laminated dough procedureIn a medium size mixer, place milk and eggs in bowl. Meanwhile, in a medium size bowl, combine the flours, sugar, salt, and yeast, mix well. Pour dry ingredients on top of the milk-egg mixture and mix on lowspeed for 2 minutes. Once the dough has come together, increase the speed one more notch and mix for 6 minutes. Place dough in a greased container and let rest for 20 minutes at room temperature.Press dough down to release any gases and place in refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. At this point soften the butter by using a rolling pin or using a mixer. Shape into rectangle between parchmentpaper and place in refrigerator until needed. Pull the dough out of the refrigerator and roll out by using a rolling pin or a dough sheeter to ½ inch thickness, shape into a rectangle form. Pull out butter and let itsoften. Ideally, the dough and butter should have the same flexibility.   Place the butter on 2/3 of the dough. With the other 1/3 of dough place over the butter, then place the other side of the dough toresemble an S-shape structure. T he dough will be laminated 3 times with 15 minutes of rest time between each fold in refrigerator. Once the dough is ready for the final sheeting, roll out to a 1/4 inch (6mm) thickness. Cut the dough in half and place one half in the refrigerator as this will be for the bottom part. With the other one, dock the entire dough giving it a dotted structure appearance and place in refrigerator to firm for about ten minutes. Cut both pieces in 4″ rounds. Place bottom rounds on sheet pan. Place dough in refrigerator until ready to assemble.Procedure for the fillings, glaze, and toppings:1. Chardonnay raisins: Place raisins in small pot with water and late harvest chardonnay and bring to a boil, set aside to rehydrate, about two hours.

    2. Chardonnay almond cream: Cream butter until creamy. Next add sugar and eggs and mix well. Then add the dry ingredients, mix well. Reserve in refrigerator until ready to use.

    3. Chardonnay pastry cream: Place all ingredients in a medium pot and cook on medium heat until it thickens. Place pastry cream in mixer along with a paddle attachment. Mix until cool. Reserve in refrigerator until needed.

    4. Candied almonds: Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well until the almonds are evenly coated. Place almonds on a full size sheet pan with a silpat. Bake at 325oF for 4 minutes. Pull out and give a stir to give an even toast. Bake for another 2 minutes. Let cool completely and place in a plastic container.

    5. Glaze: Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk to a smooth texture. Leave at room temperature until ready to glaze the final product.


    1. Place bottom dough rounds on a full size sheet.

    2. Pipe 2 tablespoons of almond cream on each round.

    3. Pipe 1 tablespoon of pastry cream on top of the almond cream.

    4. Place 3 tablespoons of poached raisins on the pastry cream.

    5. Egg wash the edge of each round.

    6. Place the docked dough on top, press to seal the doughs together.

    7. Place product in freezer for 5 minutes.

    8. Pull product out of freezer and egg wash the entire top. Let rest for 15 minutes before going in the oven.

    9. Bake at 350oF for 8 minutes and rotate for another 6 minutes.  Cool for 5 minutes then glaze the top.  Sprinkle with candied almond.





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