“If they don’t have bread, let them eat brioche!”

The quote is probably from Queen Marie Antoinette (some say it would have been said by Princess Maria Theresa of Spain) when she was told that the peasants had no bread to eat, they say this is one of the most historical related to the bun. The brioche (the French say “la brioche”) takes wheat flour, milk, yeast, sugar, eggs, butter and salt. It is a sweet, de luxe bread, with a delicate dough and a golden crust. It is sometimes flavored with orange blossom water and incorporates raisins, candied or fresh fruit, pistachios, chocolate, etc. It can be molded into different shapes. The most representative is the brioche à tête (head brioche), in clear allusion to the cruel fate of Marie Antoinette. To top it off, it resembles a royal crown. There’s also the couronne brioche, round and hollow in the center, like a donut; the Nanterre, name of a city in the metropolitan region of Paris, in rectangular format; the mousseline, cylindrical, made in a metal tube; and several regional modalities