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Easter Brioche Bread

 Easter Brioche Bread

Easter is here, and it comes baring beautiful blue skies and warm lengthy days! One of my childhood memories, celebrating easter morning back home, is the fresh sweet smell of freshly baked brioche bread. This recipe  comes in many shapes and forms, from the traditionally braided Italian easter bread, to the English fluffy hot cross buns. I chose to share with you a basic, easy yet extremely tasty version of my very own Easter Brioche Bread!  Feel free to shape yours as you see fit, but most importantly don’t forget to have yourself a very Happy Easter

Make sure to use either a stand mixer or make this bread by hand. Do not try to use handheld mixer, because the motor will not be able to handle the dough. 

 * Flour humidity and measuring spoons vary greatly. if you feel that the dough needs to be firmer, start by adding extra 1/4 cup at a time.

Ingredients

  • 63ml warm Milk
  • 1 tsp dry active yeast
  • 300g Flour
  • 58g Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 113g Butter (at room temperature)
  • For the egg wash you will need
  • 1 tbs Water
  • 1 Egg (for the egg wash)

How to Make It

Step 1

Start by add the dry active yeast to the warm milk (make sure the milk isn’t too hot as the high temperature might kill the yeast) then set aside

Step 2

To a stand mixer, using the Flat Beater paddle, add the flour, sugar and salt and mix together

Step 3

Gradually add in the milk and yeast mixture as you continue to mix

Step 4

Add in the eggs and mix on low for about a minute and until everything gets combined

Step 5

Now exchange the Flat Beater paddle with a Dough Hook and kneed the dough for about 10 minutes, stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape down the dough

Step 6

Add the butter cubes (at room temperature) and kneed the dough for about 15-20 minutes

Step 7

Cover the dough with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and leave to rise for about 1 hour

Step 8

After an hour, remove the plastic wrap and punch the dough down, then cover it back again and set in the fridge to rise and harden for 4 hours (I left mine overnight) this is called proofing the dough

Step 9

After the second proof, take the dough out onto a floured surface and cut it into 6 equal parts 

Shape each part into a rectangle then roll them

Place them into an oiled loaf pan, cover and set aside to rise for about 3 hours

Step 10

Prepare an egg wash by combining 1 tbs water to an egg, whisk together

Brush the egg wash to the now risen loaf 

Step 11

Bake the loaf at 175°C for 30 minutes

Let the loaf rest for 5 minutes before removing it from the pan

Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature

Enjoy with your choice of homemade jam and have yourself a very Happy Easter 

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