Brioche is a French bread enriched with butter and eggs. It’s delicious freshly sliced and slathered with jam, and leftovers will make the best French toast you’ve ever had. Discover how to make this classic bread at home.
Combine the yeast with a tablespoon of warm water. Allow to sit for 10 minutes at room temperature to bloom the yeast.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour with the salt and the sugar. Add the yeast.
Beat the eggs with a fork, and slowly add them to the flour, mixing all the while. Knead until the dough is even. Incorporate the butter, bit by bit.
Cover with a damp towel and allow to rest at room temperature, away from any drafts, for two hours.
Sprinkle some flour over a work surface and turn out the dough. Punch it down to remove any air.
Divide the dough into six equal portions, and form balls. Place them into a buttered and floured loaf pan. Cover once more with a damp towel, and allow to rest at room temperature for one hour.
Step 2: Baking
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Beat the egg yolks with some water. Use a pastry brush to brush the brioche with egg yolk. Bake for 25 minutes.
Allow to cool on a rack. Enjoy in thick slices.
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