Beth’s blog: simple brioche recipe

If you’re into making bread, or if you are in need of a sunny pick me up, then get over to Manna Deli in Wirksworth and grab some of their new Manna Deli passion fruit curd!

I make brioche most weekends I love a brioche roll or two with a big bucket of black coffee on Saturday mornings. It kept us going through the winter! But now it’s lovely to eat breakfast outside if it’s a sunny morning.

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Here’s my recipe for simple brioche buns
You will need:

500g strong white bread flour
50g sugar
7g yeast
2 free range eggs
125g salted butter
200ml full fat milk
1tsp salt

And a bit of milk or a whisked egg for a glaze.

Pour the milk into a saucepan and heat, when it becomes warm (but not hot or boiling) take off the heat, add the yeast and the sugar and leave for a few minutes.

In a large mixing bowl add the flour and rub the butter in until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the two eggs and milk mixture with a pinch of salt and knead, or use an electric whisk with the kneading pins added, for about 10 minutes until all the mix has come together. It can get quite sticky and messy but it’s totally worth it!

Cover the bowl with a tea towel or cling film and leave in a warm place until dough has doubled in size. This can take a few hours, or over night if it’s cold!

Once the dough has risen separate into balls and place onto a greased oven tray, flatten them a bit, or shape into whatever creation you feel like and brush with either milk or whisked egg, for a fancy glaze.

Pop them in the oven about 200 degrees centigrade until golden, about 30 mins, I like them still a bit squishy and chewy! I’d check them at 20 just to make sure they aren’t over baked.

Place to cool on a wire rack, or eat warm! With curd/ jam of your choice!

Yum!

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