Brioche is a rich, buttery French bread that is typically enjoyed as a sweet treat. It has a soft, fluffy texture and a slightly sweet flavor that is perfect for breakfast or as a dessert. The origins of brioche can be traced back to medieval times in France, where it was traditionally made with butter, eggs, and flour.
Here are some tips for making the perfect brioche:
Use bread flour for the best texture.
Add sugar, eggs, and butter to the dough for a rich, buttery flavor.
Allow the dough to rise for at least two hours, or until it has doubled in size.
Use a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook to knead the dough for at least 10 minutes.
Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it in a greased loaf pan.
Allow the loaf to rise for another hour, or until it has doubled in size again.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and brush the top of the loaf with an egg wash to give it a golden brown color.
Bake the brioche for 25-30 minutes, or until it is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
Let the brioche cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing it and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
Enjoy your homemade sweet Brioche with a cup of coffee or tea.
How to make them perfect:
Whisk flour with salt and yeast. make a well in the center add sugar, milk and egg, whisk.
Add cream cheese and knead the dough. Work softened butter in. Cover the dough and set aside for 1 hour.
Cut into 8 portions, roll each into a ball, then set aside for 20 minutes. Press out excess air and roll again.
Place into a round baking pan, set aside for 1 hour. Dust with flour and bake at 150C/300F for 20 minutes.