Renae Diggles

September 27, 2021

Homemade Honey Brioche Recipe

Renae Diggles

September 27, 2021

Brioche is one of the great French bread inventions to ever come into existence. It’s sweet and soft and tastes great as a sliced loaf or as a bun.

Making bakery-quality homemade brioche is far easier than you might think. You’ll love this take on brioche so much, that you’ll probably never want to get store-bought brioche again.

You can make it as a whole loaf or make it into rolls. You can even braid it for something a little different. We usually make rolls to have with slow-cooked pulled pork & fresh coleslaw.

Using pyrex classic glass bowls lets your dough rise means that you can put the dough in the oven on a very low heat to help it rise. Place foil loosely over the top. Use a big bowl so that the dough doesn’t rise so high that it sticks to the foil.

Honey Brioche Recipe

This homemade honey brioche recipe is so sweet, buttery and, tasty. This is a versatile recipe where you can make buns or a loaf with it.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Rising time 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Water (very warm)
  • 1 tbsp Dry yeast
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Milk powder
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 5 cups All-purpose white flour

Instructions
 

  • Place water and yeast into a bowl and whisk until the yeast is dissolved.
  • Add the honey and salt, stirring between additions.
  • Mix the milk powder with 1 cup of flour, and stir well into the liquid mixture.
  • Mix the eggs and the butter together and then add this to the dough.
  • Add the remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, mixing well.
  • Turn the dough onto a surface and knead for at least 10 minutes. Don't add extra flour unless you absolutely have to.
  • Place the dough into a covered bowl and allow to rise in a warm place for approximately 1 to 1½ hours (3 times its size). There's no need to oil the bowl as the dough is already oily.
  • Punch the dough down, and expel air pockets, storing the dough to its original size. Shape the dough onto trays and allow to prove for approximately 40 minutes
  • Preheat a conventional oven to 180°c or a fan-forced oven 160°c.
  • Glaze the dough with egg, and place in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes for small brioche, or 30 to 40 minutes for a larger brioche (or until cooked through).
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Tips and Swaps

The original recipe used one cup of oil instead of butter. But we’ve found that butter gives a nicer flavor and texture.

Ensure that the eggs and butter are at room temperature or you won’t be able to knead the dough properly.

If you have a bread maker or an electric stand mixer with a dough hook, you can save yourself time by using it to knead the dough. If you’re in need of a stand mixer, the Ausbuy Stand Mixer, 900W 5.5L 6-Speed Tilt-Head Food Mixer, Kitchen Electric Mixer with Dough Hook, Wire Whip & Beater (Black 40.5 * 24.5 * 33.2cm) is an affordable option.

Traditionally, sesame seeds are sprinkled on top of the brioche. But if you want to change things up, you could sprinkle cumin seeds, chia seeds, or even some grated parmesan on top of the bread/buns.

KitchenAid.com banner logo links to KitchenAid.com home page.For more French bread recipes, why not try the best French bread baguette recipe ever!

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