Brown Brioche

Brown brioche

Back from France, I wanted to make a different brioche in the bread machine, so I compared a number of recipes and came up with this, using a little bit of wholemeal flour and some plain flour. I also had to find a use for the crunchy sugar sprinkles I had bought.

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Makes 1. Prep time: 10 minutes + 1½ hours (knead). Cooking time: 1 hour (bake).


Ingredients

  • 70 ml milk
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 tsp salt (see tip)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 240 g bread flour
  • 140 g plain flour
  • 75 g wholemeal flour
  • 1½ tsp active dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp gluten
  • 60 g sugar (or part honey, part sugar)
  • 2 tbsp pearl sugar (or sucre chouquette or crushed pink sugared almonds)

Method

  1. Put all the dough ingredients (milk, butter, salt, eggs, bread flour, plain flour, wholemeal flour, yeast, gluten, and sugar) into the breadpan but beat the eggs first and keep back 1 tbsp of egg mix to use as glaze.

    Lakeland say salt and liquids first (milk, butter, salt, and eggs) followed by flour as a barrier (bread flour, plain flour, wholemeal flour, and gluten) and finally the active ingredients (yeast and sugar) in that order.

    Panasonic say salt first, then the flour (bread flour, plain flour, wholemeal flour, and gluten) as a barrier, and finally the active and wet ingredients (yeast, sugar, gluten, eggs, milk, and butter).

    Basically I don’t think it matters that much if you’re baking straight away, but with a time-delay (eg overnight) it’s essential to keep the salt away from the yeast.

  2. Set to Sweet Bread or equivalent, press the button and wait for the machine to finish its final knead and settle into the last rise, approximately 1½ hours depending on your machine.

  3. Open the lid and carefully paint the top of the dough with the eggs mix you kept back.

  4. Sprinkle the pearl sugar over the top of the dough so that they stick to the egg glaze.

  5. Close the lid and let the machine finish rising and baking, about 1 and a bit hour.


Serving

  • Turn out onto a rack and leave to cool. Warning: the sugar decoration will be burning hot!



Any timings underlined in red are in addition to the preparation or cooking time (eg waiting time)


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