The bread was tasty, however the recipe was a little vague as to what sized loaf to set my machine at. Also, my machine's first kneading cycle is less than 10 min long, so adding the butter was an exercise in guessing.
Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I fell in love with being able to buy a loaf of brioche while living overseas but can't seem to do so here at home. Now I have a simple, easy and delish option for home. Like a couple of other reviewers I did wonder about how this would turn out with so little flour - but it's magic! Just use a light crust setting though, the sugar and butter content makes it darken up very quickly.
Thank you for posting this brioche recipe! An easy way to have brioche whenever you want. I did use the light setting and the 1.5 pound loaf setting on my machine and it came out beautifully golden brown with a very nice crumb. The bread didn't last long enough for french toast, so maybe next time ;-) I may even try using just the dough cycle and making sticky buns with the dough. Mmmmm....
Wow! This is a great tasting bread with little flour! A tid-bit of history: It was speculated Marie Antionette suggested the pheasants make Brioche instead of French bread as it's requires less flour. What she said was " can't they make Brioche ? " instead of the " let them eat cake" insult she was accused of. She was right brioche is a great alternative to recipes using more flour.
My go to recipe! For adding butter I actually let the machine run the first kneading cycle, which is approximately 10 minutes, without any butter. Then I restart the whole cycle again while adding butter very slowly from the first kneading to the second kneading. This actually makes the final product so incredibly moist yet with almost a flaky crust. It's amazing.
ok so i posted a few hours ago that i was gonna make this easy and great looking brioche and i did. soooo easy and VERY VERY yummy. i wasnt sure about the color and size so i did medium, 1.5 loaf (the same setting i use when i make french bread). but i think next time (and by next time i mean in a few hours lol) i will do light crust and 2.0 loaf. i took some photos of the finished loaf but i am not sure how to add them to this post. thanks again marie for your great brioche recipe :~}
AWESOME!!! Adding the butter I had to help it a little squishing and kneading as the machine needed help. Its beautiful bread, cannot wait for french toast tomorrow! Thanks for posting this!
Agreeing with 'Jo C' I had my reservations about the amount of flour, however, I gave it a go. The loaf turned out perfectly with a fantastic texture and flavour and was well worth the fiddling around putting the butter in. Excellent recipe and will be used again - thank you.
Great for breakfast and for my Pampered Chef Berry Brioche Pudding! Made it using the fast bake program as suggetsed by another review - this saved having to wait for my machine to do its rest period.
I'm only giving it 4 stars because the OP was way too vague about bread maker settings. I have an Oster 2lb express bake with 13 settings including gluten free. For this recipe, which turned out fabulous, I used the Expressbake 1.5lb loaf setting, which on my machine is setting #7, which doesn't give you an option for crust color. It took about 80 mins, and instead of using water I used Luke warm whole milk. I just let it knead for about 4 minutes, then added the butter one tbs/min like the recipe called for and I had to use a spatula to scrape the flour into the batter as I was adding the butter because for some reason it was sticking to the sides. The bottom turned out pretty dark, while the too is extremely light in color, but it is not burnt and doesn't really affect the texture either. It baked all the way through but is still nice and dense on the inside. Yum!