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Brioche

Updated February 23, 2016

The ideal morning bread.

12 individual brioche

Preparation Time45 min

Preparation Time - Text35–45 mins, plus rising

Cooking Time15 min

Cooking Time - Text20

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Challenging

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionBuffet, Cocktail Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseside dish, snack

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealbreakfast, brunch, snack, tea

Taste and Texturebuttery, chewy, rich

Type of Dishyeast bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • One ¼ oz (7g) envelope instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Scant ½ cup tepid whole milk
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 12 tbsp butter, softened, plus more for the bowl and molds
  • 12 × 3 in (7.5cm) brioche molds

Instructions

  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add the milk. Mix on medium speed. One at a time, add 3 of the eggs. Add the butter 1 tbsp at a time, letting it incorporate before adding more. Knead the dough for about 8 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place until doubled. Deflate the dough and refrigerate, covered, overnight.

  2. Butter the molds. Knead the dough; divide into 12 pieces, and cut a quarter off each. Form 12 large and 12 small balls. Place a large ball in a mold. Make a hole in the center with a floured wooden spoon handle. Fit a small ball in the hole. Repeat with the other balls.

  3. Cover and let stand in a warm place about 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly brush with the remaining beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

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