Bake this rich, buttery brioche bread for your kids, friends or a family weekend. The butter/flour ratio is 1/5 which is quite low for a (french) brioche bread. The leftover slices (if any) are wonderful for French toast or bread pudding, or wrap the bread in foil and store in the freezer. Because of the lengthy kneading process, I recommend using a stand mixer or a food processor for kneading the bread dough. Enjoy this wonderful bread!
Bake this rich, buttery brioche bread for your kids, friends or a family weekend. The butter/flour ratio is 1/5 which is very low for a french brioche. The leftover slices (if any) are wonderful for French toast or bread pudding, or wrap the bread in foil and store in the freezer.
- ingredients for 2 loaves
- g. 500 (unbleached) all purpose flour -
- g. 200 lukewarm milk -
- g. 100 softened butter - room temperature
- 2 eggs -
- g. 40/50 sugar - t.t.
- g. 8/10 active dry yeast -
- 1 tsp salt -
- for the Egg Wash
- 1 egg -
- 2 Tbs. milk -
NOTE: add butter and salt at last
to the mixer bowl add: flour, milk, sugar, yeast, eggs, and mix. Then add butter and salt. Mix on low speed for a few minutes until the batter starts to come off from the sides. When it does, increase the speed and let mix for further 8/10 minutes. The dough will easily come off the hook when ready.
lay the dough on your counter top and shape it into a smooth ball
move into the bowl, cover and let rest until doubles its size (about 1 or 2 hours depending on your kitchen temperature)
in the meantime grease 2 baking pans with olive oil or butter
after 2 hours remove dough from bowl, punch back, reshape and cut in 2 halves
cut each half in 3 equal pieces, roll each piece into a 1-inch "sausage" and make a braid. Repeat with the other half.
Set oven at 4ooF. Prepare the egg wash: whisk well one egg with 2 Tbs. milk. Brush the 2 loaves with the egg wash.
sprinkle with granulated sugar (or just regular sugar) and let loaves proof for about 20/30 minutes
put in the hot oven for about 20/25 minutes
remove from oven and let cool down before removing from the mold and slicing. Enjoy the Brioche Bread alone or with jam and butter!