I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with leftovers.
Some days, I welcome them with open arms (I'm looking at you lasagna); other times, not so much (tuna casserole).
Pizza - I'm in.
Leftover chicken. Blech.
Somewhere, I am sure that there is a path of reasoning that determines what works and what doesn't. I haven't figured it out yet.
Some people have the ability to go all Tamar Adler on their leftovers and create everlasting meals.
Based on the number of leftovers that molder in my refrigerator (and the related weekly clean-out of said leftovers), clearly I am not that person...
Fortunately, my polar opposites run amok in the Universe and those more leftover inclined than I have spread their wisdom throughout.
For example, day old brioche (studded with dried cherries) gets a second life when dunked in an orange syrup, is slathered with almond cream and baked a second time. Who comes up with these ideas??? (Not me - I would have turned it into French toast or something like that. Which sounds like a pretty tasty idea right about now...).
Since I already had brioche dough lounging in the freezer from our tearful tart experiment , this recipe really was a breeze.
Thank goodness for those leftover-amokers...
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe for Twice-Baked Brioche can be found here.