This is a quick recipe for Brioche, a delicious sweet buttery bread , perfect for breakfast. I make these quite regularly and I love it! It’s very close to the ones you’d buy at a French boulangerie without the horrendous price tag…
(Source: Nathan of Supertoinette forum)
70g icing sugar
1 pinch of salt
1 paquet of instant yeast (7g)
- If you don’t have icing sugar, make it with Thermomix: put the sugar in the bowl and mix 20 sec speed 10.
- In the Thermomix bowl, put the milk, eggs and the icing sugar 2min 37° speed 2
- Add yeast and flour, set the time to 4 min and press the kneading button.
- Without removing the lid, add the butter and salt and knead for a further 5 min.
- Make sure the cup is in place and leave the dough to rest until it raises the cup away from the lid (takes about 2 hours and a half)
- Turn out the dough onto the worktop.
- Preheat the oven to 50°
- Oil your hands and form 9 balls (roughly 75g each) and one bigger one with the remaining dough.
- Place the big ball in the center of your cooking tin (can be a cake tin, a sillicone one or any round shaped oven resistant dish) and spread the nine small ones around it.
- To make the plaited version, separate the dough in 2 and divide each half by 3. Roll the 3 balls with your palms to make 3 “sausage” shapes. The sausage should be a bit longer than your loaf tin. Place each sausage side by side and cross them over as if making plaits. Turn in each extremity underneath and place in the loaf tin lined with parchment. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
- Put in the oven for 20 min at 50° (place a ramequin full of water on the sole of the oven for a better crust)
- Then turn up the heat to 180° for 20 to 25 min.