HOW TO MAKE BRIOCHE WITH MICHEL ROUX

Warm milk, plenty of butter and a yolk glaze are the secrets behind Michel Roux’s melt-in-the-mouth French brioche. Watch and learn how Michel Roux makes brioche dough. This classic French dough can be frozen, well wrapped, for up to 2 weeks. To use, leave to thaw in the fridge for 12 hours before molding it into the required shape and cooking as usual.

70 ml tepid milk
15 g yeast
500 g plain flour
6 eggs, beaten
350 g butter, slightly softened, plus extra to grease
30 g caster sugar
1 egg yolk, mixed with 1 tbsp milk, for egg wash

You’ll need: Brioche Mold

*** For directions watch the video.

About…
MICHEL ROUX has held three Michelin stars for an astonishing 25 years at his renowned restaurant, The Waterside Inn at Bray. His career has been hugely successful ever since he opened his first restaurant, the acclaimed Le Gavroche in London, with his brother Albert. Michel has received countless other culinary honors, culminating in the OBE and Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. Michel frequently appears on television and has written several successful books, including eggs, sauces and pastry in this popular format. The latter received the Andre Simon special commendation award and his original sauces book won the Glenfiddich Visual Award and sold 300,000 copies.

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite after-school treat. Watch and learn to find out the answer to creating your perfect chocolate chip cookies. Making the perfect chocolate chip cookies has never been easier! I go ga-ga for soft chewy chocolate chip cookies. How do you like your chocolate chip cookies? Soft and chewy, thin and crisp, or cakey?

Thin and Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: about 3 dozen

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips

*** For directions please watch the video. Bake until cookies are golden brown 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: about 3 dozen

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips

*** For directions please watch the video. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 8 to 10 minutes.

Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies 
Yield: about 3 dozen

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
14 Tablespoons (1-3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips

*** For directions please watch the video. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges and set in the center, 10 to 12 minutes.

Want more cookie recipes? Try these…

Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate-Covered Sandwich Cookies with Dulce de Leche (Alfajores)
Whole-Wheat Almond-Butter Sandwich Cookies
Whole-Wheat Bars with Raspberry Jam
Homemade Oreos

HOW TO MAKE GRANITA RECIPE

Granita is the easier frozen dessert to make. It is typically made by freezing the mixture and scraping it often as ice crystals form. Watch and learn how to make this refreshing dessert perfect on a hot day. Amaze your guests with three flavors: Strawberry and basil, lemon and mint, and coffee…it will look like you slaved all day in the kitchen… if only they knew how simple is to make it!

Coffee Granita
300 ml strong coffee
60 g caster sugar

Lemon and Mint Granita
200 ml lemon juice
100 ml water
60 g caster sugar
A few sprigs of mint

Strawberry and Basil Granita
1 punnet of strawberries, blitzed to a puree
A few sprigs of basil
Juice of a lemon
80 g caster sugar

*** For directions watch the video.

Want more granita recipes? Try these…

Sour Cherry Granita
Mango-Lime Granita
Watermelon Granita