Healthier Brioche French Toast with Milk in the Background
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Homemade French Brioche Bread

This easy 7-ingredient homemade French brioche bread is puffy, tender and delicious. Perfect for breakfast, topped with your favorite jam!
Course bread
Cuisine European
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 20 slices
Calories 327kcal
Author Elena Szeliga

Ingredients

  • 150 grams or 5.2 oz butter + more for greasing the pan
  • 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk for brushing the loaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 125 ml milk +1 tablespoon for brushing the loaf
  • 25 grams or 0.9 oz fresh yeast or 2 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 500 grams all purpose flour + more for working

Instructions

  • DOUGH: In a big bowl, melt butter in a microwave and mix it with eggs, sugar and salt. Warm the milk in a separate bowl and dissolve the yeast in it. Mix it all together and add flour, kneading until the dough is elastic and smooth.
  • RISING: Leave the dough to rest for at least 40 minutes, covered with a kitchen towel, until it doubles in size. Prepare the nonstick 11 by 25 cm (5 by 10 inch) bread pan or loaf form. Grease it with butter and sift a bit of flour on it. When the dough has doubled in size, divide it into 10 balls. They should be approximately the size of a tennis ball or smaller. Place them into the bread form in one layer, side by side, pressing a bit, so that they all fit in the form. Leave them for 20 minutes to rise, covered with a kitchen towel.
  • BAKING: Preheat the convention oven to 160 °C (320 °F) or a regular oven to 190 °C (370 °F). For the nice crust, brush your French brioche with a mixture of milk and egg yolk before baking. Bake for about 40 minutes in the middle section of a convention oven, until it's golden brown. Enjoy!

Notes

You can freeze this bread to use it later. It's very delicious when it's fresh, but once it turns stale, it makes the best French toasts!

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Fat: 14.6g