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    Brioche Loaves

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    24 hrs 45 mins

    24 hrs

    45 mins

    MarieRynr's Note:

    This is surprisingly easy to make at home. Baking bread can sometimes seem too time consuming, but, while this one needs to sit overnight in the refrigerator, it doesn't require all that kneading. This recipe is for two loaves, so you can freeze one for later.

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    1. 1
      Combine the water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment If the bowl is cold, start with warmer water, so it's at least 110 degrees when you add the yeast.
    2. 2
      Mix with your hands and allow to stand for 5 minutes until the yeast and sugar dissolve.
    3. 3
      Add the eggs and beat on medium speed for 1 minutes, until well mixed.
    4. 4
      With the mixer on low speed, add 2 cups of the flour and the salt and mix for 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      With the mixer still on low, add 2 more cups of flour and mix for 5 more minutes.
    6. 6
      Still on low speed, add the soft butter in chunks and mix for 2 minutes, scraping down the beater, until well blended.
    7. 7
      With the mixer still running, sprinkle in the remaining 1/4 cup of flour.
    8. 8
      Switch the paddle attachemt to a dough hook and mix on low speed for 2 minutes.
    9. 9
      Scrape the dough into a large buttered bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
    10. 10
      Refrigerate overnight.
    11. 11
      The next day allow the dough to sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
    12. 12
      Greast two 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/2 loaf pans.
    13. 13
      Turn the dough onto alightly floured board, and cut in half.
    14. 14
      Pat each portion into a 6 X 8 inch rectangle, then roll up each rectangle into a cylandrical loaf, Place each loaf, seam side up, into a greased pan.
    15. 15
      Cover the pans with a damp towel and set aside to rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
    16. 16
      Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    17. 17
      When the loaves have risen, brush the top of each with the egg wash and bake for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back and it sounds slightly hollow when tapped.
    18. 18
      Turn the loaves out onto a wire rack to cool.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 05, 2005


      Very easy to make and delicious. Loved the texture of the bread and the buttery taste. It is one of those recipes you have working in the background over a 24 hour period. Not a lot of time for each step, though. Thanks for posting this recipe. I'll definitely make it again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Brioche Loaves

    Serving Size: 1 (1298 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2151.2
    Calories from Fat 1032
    Total Fat 114.7 g
    Saturated Fat 65.0 g
    Cholesterol 1086.8 mg
    Sodium 2626.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 223.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
    Sugars 21.2 g
    Protein 53.6 g

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