Brioche Attempt #2 – Success!!!

I really wanted to make a tasty brioche, so this was my second attempt.  I found this recipe for “easy brioche” which sounded like exactly what I needed!  I made it for Christmas Day, to bring to lunch at my parents’ house.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy them, especially  my mom!  The only problem I had was that I did not grease the pan quite enough, they stuck 😦

Easy Brioche


3.5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 pkg. active dry yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
5 eggs


In a large bowl, combine 1.5 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt.  Heat milk and butter until warm.  Add to dry ingredients and beat until moistened.

Add four eggs and beat.  Add 1 cup flour and beat till smooth.  Stir in remaining flour but don’t knead.  Spoon dough into greased bowl and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

Punch the dough down and cover with plastic wrap.  Place in the refrigerator overnight.

Punch the dough down again, then turn onto a lightly floured surface.  Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.  Cut 1/6 of the dough and set aside.  Divide the remaining dough into 12 equally sized balls (easist way:  cut remaining dough in half.  Then cut that in half.  Then cut that into thirds.  Then they’re equal.) and place in a greased muffin pan.  Divide the 1/6 into 12 balls (see my method!).  Make a slight indentation on each large ball and place a small ball on each one.  Cover and let rise again in a warm place for 1 hour. 

Beat remaining egg and brush on the rolls (my large and small balls combined into one so maybe I let them rise too much?).  Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden. 

Easy Brioche


2 responses to “Brioche Attempt #2 – Success!!!

  1. Making any type of bread is so daunting! I truly admire your success, because I don’t think I have ever truly been pleased with any of my yeast attempts.

  2. Again, I’ll wait to taste yours!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sounds yummy!

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