Bumpin Brioche Bread
Who doesn’t love bread?!
My daughter is a HUGE bread fan and once I decided I was going to make up a donut recipe, I knew I had to start with the bread first.
Here is a simple brioche recipe that is oh so tasty and versatile.
Check out my other post to see how I used this dough to make donuts!
You will need the following ingredients:
– 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
– 3 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
– 1/3 cup of milk
– 3 table spoons of sugar
– 1 teaspoon of salt
– 1 packet of instant yeast
– ¼ cup warm water
– 10 tablespoons butter
– 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
– 1 ½ teaspoon turbinabo sugar (optional)
First you want to mix the yeast, milk and warm water. Stir until incorporated.
Next, using a stand mixer with the dough hook, mix together the flour, salt, sugar, yeast mixture and butter. (If you decided to add honey for that extra sweetness, add it here)
One at a time, add in the eggs.
Continue to mix the dough until it starts to pull away from the hook. About 8 minutes.
Once the dough is mixed, place it in a greased bowl, covered with plastic wrap to rise for 45 minutes. Then place in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Once the dough is ready, remove it from the refrigerator and let it come back to room temperature for at least 90 minutes. (I only removed half because I’m making one loaf – the other half is for donuts)
Preheat your oven for 400°
Place either directly into a brioche pan to bake or on a wax paper to braid or pinch into knots. The dough is a bit sticky so I added a little flour so I could handle it because I decided to braid mine.
Once braided, I sat my dough in a loaf pan to rise AGAIN!
Once it was double in size, I brushed it with the single beaten egg yolk and sprinkled sugar over the top and put it in the oven to bake for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, I reduced the heat to 350 and continued baking for 25 minutes. (Do NOT open the oven!)
Once my brioche was golden brown and cooled, I removed it from the pan, sliced it and we ate a few pieces with some brown sugar butter!
I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you are on Instagram, tag me @ImSimplyD & let me know how yours comes out.