Brioche for 2

  • pre-heat oven (180°)
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 (yes 15) tea spoons of powdered skimmed milk
  • 2 tea spoons of baking powder
  • 3 tea spoons of artificial sweetener or stevia 😦
  • Sometimes I add orange juice, orange zest and/or cinnamon.
  • Mix, pour in a cupcake pan
  • Bake until golden, about 10 minutes

Sometimes you wake up without me, because I’m already up, making that stupid diet brioche you like, from that Dukan recipe we found online. These are the mornings when I need to be alone and think. It’s really just an overconfident sweet omelet in disguise. We call it brioche because you’re on a permanent crusade against flour, real sugar, and everything that makes life easier. This is why you have abs of steel, and this is why I always wonder if you secretly hate my body.

When I’m upset, I usually put too much stevia, and the brioche become bitter because it’s not real sugar. You never complained because you know better than to complain when I’m already upset. When I’m in a good mood, I secretly use real sugar instead. I don’t know if you ever noticed, but this is when you like it the most. My favorite is with cinnamon and orange, why don’t you like cinnamon!!!

I whip the dough until I’m done thinking, that’s a long time spent whipping something that has no flour in it.

I used to toss it all in one big pan but now I think it’s prettier in little cupcake shape. There’s a moment you never see, when they’re in the oven, all golden and puffy, I almost believe I’m making real brioche.

And we eat them for breakfast.

I don’t know why I wrote this in present tense, and I don’t know why I still bake this when I need to think in the morning.

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