Basic Brioche
Classic tender buttery French bread

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Basic Brioche

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Ingredients

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520g White Bread flour
12g Dry Yeast
55g White Sugar
6 Eggs medium size
35g Milk
10g Kosher Salt
Glaze
1 Egg beaten egg with 1tbsp of watter

Nutritional information

240
Calories
9g
Total fat
2.1g
Saturated Fat
65mg
Cholesterol
220mg
Sodium
1.25g
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
Sugars
Features:
  • Vegeterian
Cuisine:
  • 3 hrs and 10 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • Glaze

Directions

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It’s true that Brioche is what you make of it, it can be a sandwich bread, great toast, can be eaten with butter and jam for breakfast or as a sweet supplement for your coffee.

There are many recipes for Brioche, some use starters and some need an overnight resting of the dough.

I will show you below that Brioche does not have to be such a big project, it can be exactly as it is, a sandwich bread with egg and butter that is a bit like bread and a bit like a cake.

Brioche

Basic Brioche step by step

Brioche bread might sound like a fancy French bread but the truth cannot be further from that.

This bread is easy and forgiving, you can make it on a weekly basis no hassle at all.

Time frame for the Brioche is a few hours, start to finish, we use long resting time, sometime in the fridge and sometime outside to control the yeast rise.

After the first dough kneading we will put the dough in the fridge for 90 minutes, we don’t want a strong yeast action, we are looking for a 30% rise.

The reason is we don’t want a bread that is full of air bubbles, we need it firm, don’t worry it will be light.

The second proofing is after the dough is out of the fridge, we knead it a bit to wake the yeast, divide it into 2 parts and proof it in the brioche pans.


 

Again, we are not looking for doubling the dough capacity, 30% is all we are after.

Baking time

The brioche baking resembles more of a cake than of a bread.

We don’t use high temperature like in bread, we don’t give the brioche a heat shock for 10-20 minutes and then reduce the temperature as in bread.

Instead we bake it like a pound cake, steady low-medium temperature of 175°c/ 350°F in order for the dough to bake evenly and still develop a nice crust.

Give it a try, it’s certainly an upgraded bread that will be a start of every breakfast.

 

 

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Steps

1
Done
8 min

mixing ingrediants

In the Mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment put the flour and yeast, mix for a few seconds, add the eggs, milk and sugar, mix for 2 more minutes.

2
Done
9 min

adding butter and mixing some more

Add the salt and mix for 4 more minutes, add the butter 1-2 pieces at a time until fully absorbed in the dough and mix for 5 more minutes on medium speed.
From time to time scrape the bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
After 5 minutes of kneading move the dough to a floured surface.

3
Done
92 min

kneading the dough

On a floured surface, knead the dough for 2 more minutes by hand, you may need a spatula since the dough is very sticky and flexible, from time to time add some flour but only the minimum in order to work the dough.
Shape the dough into a ball, cover with a plastic wrap and place in a bowl in the fridge for 90 minutes

4
Done
1 -1/2 hrs

Proof the brioches

Take the dough out of the fridge, hit it a few times to let all the air out, divide the dough into 2 even parts and shape into a ball using your palm.
Grease 2 X15cm round deep cake non-stick mold and place the balls inside.
Proof the dough for 1- 1.5 hrs. or until the dough has risen in at least 30% (it does not need to be double its size).

5
Done
30 min

baking time

Heat your oven to 175°c/ 350°F.
Brush the brioche with the egg glaze and place inside the oven, bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
Note that because of the egg glaze the brioche might look ready before it's actually fully baked.
Remove the brioche from the baking pan and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes .
Serve warm or at room temperature.

jaron

jaron

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