I love bread. All kinds of bread – soft, crusty, flaky, plain or filled, sweet or savory. I probably love bread more than rice. Gasp!
As much as I love bread I limit myself to the occasional wheat bread only. Bread is carbs and I don’t have much control when confronted with good bread.
One day my *evil* bff Rochelle gave me two long breads from Chef Philippe. I’ve known about their party breads for quite some time already but I never dared try them since I knew my weakness. So it was part apprehension and part “jump for joy” when I saw the breads on the kitchen table.
Chef Philippe Party Breads
Party breads came in five varieties – 3 savory and 2 sweet. Rochelle knew me so well in choosing the walnut cream & chocolate bread.
I was already drooling when I took these pictures. It was the quickest photo shoot ever.
Walnut, Cream & Chocolate Party Bread
Despite being filled with a generous amount of chocolate, the bread wasn’t too sweet. The brioche had a slightly chewy crust and soft interior. It was a really wonderful experience biting into chocolate, pieces of walnut and sweet vanilla cream. It was even better when toasted in the oven for a few minutes.
Varieties of Party Breads (image from http://chefphilippe.org)
The other bread was a classic cinnamon raisin bread.
I’ve never been a big fan of raisin bread but this was pretty good too. Now I know that I don’t have to go to Baguio to buy raisin bread.
Premium Raisin Breads (image from http://chefphilippe.org)
Both breads were good but my most favorite bread from Chef Philippe are their crusty rolls. These aren’t in their website and needs to be pre-ordered. I thank Deb for introducing me to the best rolls ever.
The crusty roll is as big as a pan de sal. It just looks big in this picture which Rochelle took. The rolls aren’t fully baked and you have to finish baking them in a toaster oven. This made it taste like freshly baked bread. I usually store these rolls in the freezer and heat them in the oven straight from the freezer.
The roll is super crunchy in the outside just like a baguette and soft yet a bit dense in the inside. It’s perfect with simply butter and marmalade. A box of 12 white rolls cost P150 while the wheat variety which is equally good costs P180.
I had left over roast beef from a party which cut into cubes and sauteed in lots of garlic, olive oil, pepper and a dash of liquid seasoning and used it as a hearty filling for the crusty roll. It was one of the best mini steak sandwiches I’ve ever had. It definitely beat anything I’ve eaten in a restaurant.
Crusty roll filled w/ steak cubes
Since I’ve been on a diet for the past 6 weeks and haven’t eaten a single piece of bread this post made me yearn for bread. As soon as I reach my goal weight I’m buying a box of whole wheat crusty rolls to celebrate.
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5 thoughts on “Chef Philippe Breads”
omg, i love bread too!! 😀
I love their mediterranean party bread!!! 😀 You should try it! It’s bursting with fresh savory flavors! 🙂
That’s my next target!
Sighhh I love bread, too. Everything looks so good!!!