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Traditional french bread with eggs and butter. These golden little breads have a soft buttery texture and rich yellow colour from the eggs. Perfect for an indulgent breakfast.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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  • 350g 12½ oz Strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Strong white bread flour
  • 175g 6¼ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 25g 1 oz White caster sugar (we use Silver Spoon) White caster sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Salt
  • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet (we use Allinson) Easy bake yeast sachet
  • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Milk (whole) warmed

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Place all of the ingredients into a mixer with a dough hook attached.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Mix to a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    If mixing by hand, rub the butter into the flour.

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  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Stir in the sugar, salt and sprinkle on the yeast.

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  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Mix to a soft dough with the eggs and milk.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Milk (whole) warmed
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Knead on a floured board for 10 minutes.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Divide the dough into 8 pieces.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Make individual brioche by reserving one fifth of each piece for the ball on top.

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Place each brioche into a muffin tin putting the small ball on top.

  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Leave to prove until double in size. Meanwhile preheat the oven to at 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5)