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Easter brioche bread

Easter brioche bread

  • Cooking Time
    1hr 30min
  • Difficulty
  • Serves

Recipe by Clement Pedro


For the bread:
• ¼ cup warm water
• ¼ cup warm milk
• 3T sugar
• 2 X 10g sachets of yeast
• 330g Cake flour
• 1 ½ t salt
• 3 large free-range eggs
• 170g butter, softened

For the filling:
• 200g dark chocolate chips

For the icing:
• 110g Butter
• 125g Icing sugar
• 1t Vanilla extract
• 2T Milk
• 1T Ground cinnamon


For the Brioche:
• Combine the water, milk and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Add the yeast and place it in a warm area to froth and bubble for about 15 minutes.
• Add the yeast mixture to a mixing bowl or cake mixer with the paddle attached, along with the cake flour and salt. Mix on a low speed, either using the mixing machine or an electric hand mixer.
• Once combined, after about 2 minutes add the eggs one at a time, combining into the mixture before adding the next egg, continue beating for another 3 minutes then begin adding the butter in 4 stages, each time making sure the butter is well combined before adding the next amount.
• Add the dough to a greased bowl, cover with cling-wrap and place in warm area to rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
• Place the dough on a floured surface and gently begin rolling out to form a rough, rectangle shape. Lightly dust the rolling pin if it does begin to stick to the dough.
• Divide the large rectangle into 2 roughly equal sized rectangles. Spread the filling over one of the rectangles before covering with the remaining one. Using a sharp knife cut into 8 equal sized squares. Place them side-by-side into a greased, bread tin, cut side up.
• Allow to rise for 45 minutes or until almost doubled in size. Place in an oven preheated to 180°C for 35 – 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Once just cool enough to handle, remove the loaf and place it on a cooling rack while you spread the brown butter, cinnamon icing over the top.

For the icing:
• Add the butter to a pot over a low to medium heat until it just begins to brown, carefully begin swirling the pot until it reaches a nutty brown colour. Immediately pour into a bowl and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk well to combine.