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A loaf of chocolate and orange brioche on a wire rack with one slice removed next to a knife and butter.

Chocolate and orange brioche

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Traditional French bread with the added twist of chocolate and orange. A bread to linger over and enjoy. If you have any left over this makes a wonderful bread and butter style pudding!

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Makes:1
  • Skill level:medium

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  • 375g 13¼ oz Strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Strong white bread flour
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Cocoa powder
  • 1tsp 1tsp Salt
  • 2½tsp 2 .5tsp Easy bake yeast (we use Allinson) Easy bake yeast
  • 3 3 Orange(s) zested
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 100ml 3½ fl oz Orange juice
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) medium
  • 125ml 4¼ fl oz Butter melted, plus extra for brushing

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the flour, cocoa, salt and sugar into a bowl and mix together. Sprinkle over the yeast.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Add the orange zest and mix to a soft dough, adding the orange juice, eggs and butter.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Orange zest
    • 100ml 3½ fl oz Orange juice
    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) medium
    • 125ml 4¼ fl oz Butter melted, plus extra for brushing
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and knead for 10 minutes until smooth. Grease a 2lb / large loaf tin.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Break the dough into 8 equal sized pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball in the palm of your hands before positioning the dough balls into the tin next to each other.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Leave to prove until doubled in size. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7).


  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Brush the dough with melted butter and bake for 10 minutes in the oven.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    After this time reduce the oven temperature to 190°C (fan 170°C, gas mark 5) and bake for a further 25 minutes until well risen.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Once baked, carefully turn out, brush again with melted butter and leave to cool or enjoy still slightly warm!