I was buzzing around one of these giant brioche for some months.
Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin - La Brioche - 1763
You may not know, but at the origins brioche wereof this size, if not huger, as you can see in some pictures from XVIII century. These were the infamous "brioche" that Marie Antoinette wanted the people to eat instead of bread ("S'ils n'ont plus de pain, qu'ils mangent de la brioche"), and in fact they were used just like bread and eaten together with both sweet and savoury food.
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