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155Total Time
130Prep Time
25Bake Time

Chocolate Chip Brioche loaf

3 Reviews

About the bake

This buttery Chocolate Chip Brioche Bread Loaf is such a fun and delicious homemade bread recipe.

With its light and fluffy crumb packed with chocolate chips, this French Brioche Loaf makes the most epic breakfast or sweet snack.

What makes a brioche different to most breads?

A brioche bread is a very 'rich' bread. Whereas standard breads can be made from nothing more than water, flour, salt and yeast, a brioche will contain plenty eggs, milk and butter. That makes a bread 'rich'. The high fat and protein contents of these ingredients is what makes the bread so special.

If you enjoyed making this recipe, try out our pain au chocolate recipe.

155Total Time
130Prep Time
25Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Place the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

  2. Step 2:

    In a jug beat together the eggs and milk. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk/egg mixture. Gently combine the two to form a sticky dough then cover with cling film and set to one side to rest for 15 minutes.

  3. Step 3:

    Once rested, knead the dough lightly in the bowl by folding in the edges of the dough to the centre. This should take you no more than 30 seconds. Rest again for 15 minutes and repeat the folding in technique of kneading. Rest for another 15 minutes.

  4. Step 4:

    Using your fingertips break up the softened butter and add the lumps to the dough. Fold in the dough lightly around the butter to begin to combine and then add the chocolate chips. Fold further until the chips are evenly dispursed in the dough. Rest for another 15 minutes.

  5. Step 5:

    Repeat the folding in kneading process until the butter is fully incorporated into the dough.

  6. Step 6:

    Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and split into three equal pieces. Shape each into a ball and set into the loaf tin. Cover with cling film or a clean tea towel and set in a warm draught free position to rise for 45 minutes or until nearly doubled in size.

  7. Step 7:

    Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Beat the egg for the egg wash and brush liberally over the top of the loaf. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

  8. Step 8:

    Allow to cool slightly in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Then serve.


  • For the brioche

    • 250g Allinson's Strong white bread flour
    • 30g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 0.5 tsp Salt
    • 1.25 tsp Easy bake yeast
    • 60ml Milk (semi-skimmed) (warmed)
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) (large)
    • 100g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 50g Chocolate chips
  • For the glaze

    • 1 Egg(s) (free range)

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