Anyway, these were delicious but a bit of work... The brioche dough takes a while, but it is REALLY yummy. This is the same dough that was the basis of the Pecan Sticky Buns, and the making of the dough is described on that post, if you are interested.
Moving onto these yummy little treats - they are filled with caramelized onions, mashed potatoes mixed with goat cheese, and asparagus. I know I have mentioned it before, but caramelized onions really make everything in the savory world delicious. Mmmm. The recipe had you cook the onions for only 20 minutes to caramelize, so either that is just crazy or I had my burner too low, as it normally takes me about an hour to caramelize. Regardless, caramelized onions are worth the time!
voila! A delicious treat!
The recipe stated that you should end up with about 12-15 pockets. I made 7 and had to take a break to get the clever girl's dinner and deal with the clever baby (having two kids is very busy!!). I certainly did not have enough of the caramelized onions to make another 5+ pockets, nor enough of the mashed potatoes. I could probably have squeezed in 2-3 more. But instead I just put the other circles in the refrigerator to wait for a new plan.
The new plan ended up happening the next day - I filled them with cinnamon sugar, diced apples, and pecans and had another 5 pockets. I should have sauteed the apples before baking, but they were pretty tasty, I must say.
Our host for this recipe is Carrie of Loaves and Stitches. I love her blog so I highly recommend that you check her out. She is a knitter and baker, too! A kindred spirit. She has the entire recipe for the Savory Brioche Pockets on her blog if you want to give it a try! They are quite tasty, I must say!