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Brioche

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Categories: Christmas, Comfort Foods, Easter, Entertaining, Kids' Favorites, Snacks
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

The ideal morning bread

Prep Time: prep 35-45 mins, plus rising

Cooking Time: cook 15-20 mins

Serves: makes 12 individual brioche

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 / 4 cup sugar
  • one 1 / 4 oz ( 7g) envelope instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • scant 1 / 2 cup tepid whole milk
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 12 tbsp butter, softened, plus more for the bowl and molds
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Directions:

  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add the milk. Mix on medium speed. One at a time, add 3 of the eggs. Add the butter 1 tbsp at a time, letting it incorporate before adding more. Knead the dough for about 8 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place until doubled. Deflate the dough and refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Butter the molds. Knead the dough; divide into 12 pieces, and cut a quarter off each. Form 12 large and 12 small balls. Place a large ball in a mold. Make a hole in the center with a floured wooden spoon handle. Fit a small ball in the hole. Repeat with the other balls.
  3. Cover and let stand in a warm place about 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Lightly brush with the remaining beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
Tips:
  • prep 35-45 mins, plus rising; cook 15-20 mins

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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