Brioche for breakfast

This was like my first attempt at doing some homemade bread. Brioches are very popular in France and they're perfect for breakfast. I like to spread butter or apricot jam on a slice, it's also good with some Nutella. :-)
The original recipe (BBC Books, 101 Teatime Treats) calls for crushed up sugar cubes to decorate the top of this brioche but I used brown sugar to sweeten it up a bit more.
Hope you like it!

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Easter Brioche

250g wheat flour.
100g butter (cut in small chunks).
2 rounded tbsp sugar.
7g sachet fast-action yeast.
a pinch of salt.
3 eggs.
beaten egg yolk, to glaze.
2-3 sugar cubes, lightly crushed.

Put flour into the bowl of your food processor fitted with a kneading blade. Add in the butter and process until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, a good pinch of salt and the yeast.
Add the eggs and mix well for 2 minutes approx. Butter a brioche mould or a 900g  poundcake mould.
Sprinkle a layer of flour onto a work surface and tip the dough onto it. With floured hands, knead very briefly to form a ball, then drop the dough into the tin, smooth side up. Cover with cling film and leave to rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours in a warm place.
Heat oven to 200ºC. Brush the top of the brioche with egg yolk, then sprinkle over crushed sugar and bake for 20-25 mins, until golden brown.
Optional: you can dust your brioche with confectioners' sugar to finish.


  1. Yumm!! Díos mío, Gemma, con cada post te superas... *-* Me encaaaanta el brioche... Como me gusta más es cortando una rebanada gruesa (cuando es de los grandes), untándola con mantequilla y poniéndola en la tostadora (sí, en ese orden). Pruébalo y ya verás, ¡está para morirse! ;)

  2. Qué bueno!!!! Eso lo tengo que probar! ^_^
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  3. mmmm....looks soo good!!! yummy! :)

  4. @Laura: qué bueno! Lo tengo que probar así! :)

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