Brioche

Ingredients

  • 500g Doves Farm Organic Strong White Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • 50g sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml milk
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolk

Method

Preparing the Dough

  1. Put the flour, quick yeast, sugar and salt into the bowl of a kitchen mixer and stir or pulse to combine.
  2. Break the eggs into the bowl, add the milk and add the softened butter.
  3. Mix everything into a smooth and thick paste.
  4. Cover and leave overnight.

Making the Brioche

  1. Rub some butter around the inside of a 1kg/2kg bread tin.
  2. Gather the dough into a ball and place it on a flour dusted work surface.
  3. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each into a ball.
  4. Arrange the dough balls in two rows of four in the bread tin.
  5. Cover and leave the dough to rise in a warm place until double in size (2 – 4 hours).
  6. Pre-heat the oven.
  7. Gently brush the surface of the dough with egg yolk.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.