Patience is the key to success!
I found this recipe on the internet (you can find it when you search for “brioche tressée de mon enfance”), and after a few successful tries I added a bit more butter, it’s even better! And I always add a bit more yeast, the dough rises better.
- 500g flour (wheat or spelt )
- 12g dry yeast or 30g fresh yeast
- 200ml whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 100g butter
- 80g sugar
- A pinch of salt
- An egg yolk for the brushing
- Optional : coar sugar and poppy seeds for the sprinkling (or similar)
The recipe :
- Mix the milk, the eggs, the salt and the sugar in a large bowl.
- Mix in the flour and the yeast (in small bits) and work the dough with a dough scraper first, then with both hands during at least 20 minutes.
- Add the pieces of butter and work the dough until it is even.
- Cover the bowl and leave it 2 hours for rising at 25°C. At best, put it in the fridge after 30 minutes and leave it for the night.
- Work the dough a little bit and put it in a baking pan, brush the top with water or the egg yolk and sprinkle with coar sugar and poppy seeds.
- Cover the baking pan with a dishcloth and let the dough rise for 45 minutes at 25°C.
- Set the oven to 180°C and bake the brioche for at least 30 minutes in the oven. Check the brioche at the end of the baking time with a knife! If nothing sticks to the knife anymore, it’s ready!
- Take the brioche out of the oven and let it cool for a while before taking it out of the baking pan. Enjoy!
- Try the brioche with some butter 😉