Homemade brioche

Homemade brioche

Based on 6 ratings

Difficulty

Medium 👍
25
min.
Preparation
40
min.
Baking
90
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-1+
500 g 
flour
1 tsp 
salt
2  
eggs
6  
egg yolks (divided)
70 ml 
milk (divided)
90 g 
sugar
42 g 
fresh yeast
130 g 
butter (divided)
Metric
Imperial
  • 500 g flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2  eggs
  • 6  egg yolks (divided)
  • 70 ml milk (divided)
  • 90 g sugar
  • 42 g fresh yeast
  • 130 g butter (divided)

Utensils

  • fork
  • pastry brush
  • kitchen towel
  • baking dish
  • oven
  • large bowl
  • whisk
  • small saucepan
  • standing mixer
  • small bowl

French bread to impress guests

Brioche is historically French and the French know how to do pastry. This brioche is fluffy and soft. Serve it with some fresh butter and a nice jam or salt and your guests will be impressed by your knowledge of French cuisine. It's a crowd-pleaser!

Step 2/7

  • 500 flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 egg yolks
  • standing mixer

Add the flour and the salt to the standing mixer. Mix well to combine. Add the eggs and egg yolks and mix well to combine.

Step 3/7

  • 50 ml milk
  • 90 sugar
  • 42 fresh yeast
  • whisk
  • small saucepan

Warm up the milk in a small saucepan. Add the sugar and fresh yeast. Whisk to combine. If combined, add the mix to the flour mixture. Mix well to combine.

Step 4/7

  • 125 butter

Add the butter to the flour mixture and mix well to combine.

Step 5/7

  • flour
  • kitchen towel
  • large bowl

Lightly flour dough and work surface. Knead dough into a ball. Lightly flour a bowl and place the dough into the bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel and set aside to rise for approx. 1 hour.

Step 6/7

  • 5 butter
  • baking dish

Lightly flour work surface again and knead again the dough. Roll into a log. Grease baking dish with butter and add dough. Cover and set aside for approx. 30 min.

Step 7/7

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 20 ml milk
  • fork
  • pastry brush
  • oven
  • small bowl

Transfer to the preheated oven at 180°C / 350°F and bake for approx. 20 min. Remove from the oven. Mix the egg yolk with the milk. Brush the bread with the mixture. Return to oven for approx. 15 - 20 min. Bake until the bread is golden brown.