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3 slices of brioche bread on a wooden board
Brioche Bread Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Proving Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

Homemade Brioche Bread Recipe, a fantastic French treat that is light, fluffy and so easy to make. It has the subtle sweet taste of a pastry, but the texture of a light dinner roll. It can be served with both sweet and savoury dishes, or just toasted with butter and jam. The bread can be plaited as a bread, or shaped into buns and served with hamburgers. This French brioche is such a treat.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: sweet bread recipes
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 1451 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 250 g strong white bread flour (add more if necessary - 25-50 grams more)
  • 125 ml milk
  • 2 tsp dried fast-action yeast
  • 20 g butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Warm up the milk (not hot to touch), add the yeast, and give it a good stir to dissolve.

  2. Leave to rest for 1 minute.

  3. Sift the flour in a large bowl, add the sugar, salt, butter and one egg, then pour over the yeast mixture.

  4. Knead everything together to get a smooth elastic dough does not stick to the hands - you might need to add more flour - up to 25-50 grams more.

  5. Cover the bowl with clingfilm, and leave to prove in a warm place for 2 hours, or until the dough is double in size.

  6. Divide the dough into 3 parts, and roll each part into a sausage, then plait them together.

  7. Butter and flour a tin loaf, place the plaited brioche in, and leave to prove in a very low oven for 30 minutes - my oven's lowest temperature is 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

  8. Remove the tin from the oven, brush with beaten egg, then turn the temperature up to 180 degrees Celsius (360 Fahrenheit).

  9. Bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

  10. Remove from the oven, and leave to cool. To remove from the tin, run a sharp knife around the edges, it should come out easily.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Brioche Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1451 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 370mg123%
Sodium 867mg36%
Potassium 618mg18%
Carbohydrates 251g84%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 975IU20%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.