Buttery brioche recipe

CLICK TO RATE
(No ratings)

Get in the spring spirit or celebrate Easter with this tasty buttery Brioche. The light bread is perfect for afternoon tea or a nice snack

buttery-brioche
(Image credit: TI Media)
  • healthy
Serves8
SkillEasy
Preparation Time2 hours 20 mins Two hours are for dough to rise
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time2 hours 45 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories265 Kcal13%
Fat16 g23%
Saturated Fat9 g45%

Get in the spring spirit or celebrate Easter with this tasty, buttery Brioche. The light bread is perfect for afternoon tea or a nice snack

Ingredients

  • 250g (8oz) strong plain white flour, sieved
  • 125g (4oz) butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 7g sachet easy-bake dried yeast
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 sugar cubes, crushed
  • Jam, to serve
  • 900g (2lb) loaf tin or brioche mould, buttered

WEIGHT CONVERTER

grams
to
cups

Method

  1. Put the flour and butter into a food processor fitted with a plastic blade and whizz until the mixture forms breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the sugar, salt, yeast and eggs and knead it in the food processor for 2 mins. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead briefly to form a ball. Put the dough into an oiled bowl and cover with cling film. Leave in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  3. Knock the dough down, shape it into a ball and put it into the prepared tin. Sprinkle with the crushed sugar cubes. Cover
  4. loosely with an oiled plastic bag and leave to rise for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  5. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Remove the plastic bag. Bake the brioche for 20-25 mins, until golden brown and the base of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cover with a damp tea towel to keep the crust soft. Cut into wedges and serve with jam of your choice.
Top Tip for making Buttery brioche

Warm the flour in the microwave on High for 1 minute before adding the other ingredients. This will help the yeast to work more quickly.

GoodtoKnow
GoodtoKnow

Trusted, informative, and empathetic – GoodTo is the ultimate online destination for mums. Established in 2007, our 15-year-strong archive of content includes more than 18,000 articles, 1,500 how-to videos, and 7,000 recipes.