One day I was inspired to make brioche. So many articles and recipes, and many look super complicated or time consuming. Tempting, but not very suitable when I don’t have much time on my hands.
After a few rounds of experimenting with other recipes and modifying them for my Kenwood BM450, I went back to basics and looked at the recipe book that came with my machine. There’s a brioche recipe in there, maybe I should just try this one out? But, would this recipe be inferior to the traditional method?
Then Kak Nia got her own BM450 from the recent Lazada 11.11 sale, and one of her first loaves was the brioche which received raving reviews from her family. That really settled it for me lol.
The milk I have stocked in my pantry comes in handy 200 ml packs, so I chose the 750-gram loaf. For some reason the top of my loaf was super inflated and looked like a mushroom, so next time I’ll reduce my yeast a bit and see if that helps. I used Mauri-pan instant yeast, which is the same yeast used by Kak Nia, but I wonder what could have contributed to the difference. Try out the recipe as written first, and make your adjustments as you go along.
Either way, you’ll end up with a beautifully soft, flavorful bread, using very simple ingredients and with the wonderful convenience of using a breadmaker. Enjoy!
Makes one 750-gram loaf
- 200 ml full cream milk
- 2 eggs
- 120 grams unsalted butter, melted
- 500 grams bread flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 60 grams sugar
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast (if your loaf ends up with a mushroom top, use 1 3/4 teaspoons)
In your breadmaker pan, add the milk, eggs, and melted butter.
Add the flour, making sure to cover the surface of the liquid.
Add the salt, sugar, and yeast.
Select the Sweet Bread setting for a 750-gram loaf with a light crust, and start the machine.
When the cycle finishes, remove from the pan immediately and let cool on a wire rack.
Cut into thick slices and enjoy!