Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins

I recently made this for the first time in my new bread machine. I found the recipe in a bread machine cookbook I bought at the goodwill. The author said that she liked it cold but I prefer it hot from the oven and smothered in butter. The dough is a bit sticky, I suggest buttering your hands first before shaping. The bread machine mixes the dough, you do the rest.


  1. Set your bread machine to the dough cycle. Add all ingredients except the topping ingredients in the order called for by your machine.
  2. When the dough is ready , remove from machine and divide into 12 equal size balls. Take a small amount of dough from each ball and make a smaller ball.
  3. Grease or butter a muffin tin and place 1 large ball in each cup. Make a valley in the center of each and put a small ball in each depression.
  4. Cover with a dish cloth and let rise for 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Lightly beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon sugar and lightly brush each brioche.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.