Bread Machine Brioche

"I never thought I would see a recipe for this - a yummy brioche done entirely in the bread machine. This is wonderful for making French toast. Baking time is according to your machine's cycle."
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Ready In:
1 loaf




  • Add all ingredients except the butter to your bread machine in the order suggested by manufacturer and process on the basic bread cycle.
  • Cut the butter into tablespoon size pieces.
  • About 10 minutes before the end of your first kneading cycle, begin adding the butter, 1 tablespoon each minute.
  • Do not rush it.
  • Let the machine continue its process.
  • After bread is baked and at the end of the entire cycle, let the brioche cool in the OPENED machine about 20 minutes.
  • This will keep the sides firm while the center stays moist.

Questions & Replies

  1. What size is the bread for the machine. 1;1 1/2:2 lb I didn’t see it in the recipe. Thanks
  2. Hi! I was wondering if there’s a way not to use salt? Thank you!
  3. when do you use the 2tblsp bread flour, 2 tblesp water, 3 tblsp sugar? the directions do not mention them, yet they are obviously not part of the other flour, water, sugar in the recipe. also is the egg yolk added in the main mix?
  4. How much butter in grams?
  5. Moist Brioche recipes have milk as liquid. This doesn't?


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I made my bread on a Sunbeam Programmable Bread Maker. The first bread I made out of the box was using this recipe. I used the light setting and the 1.5lb option and it turned out beautifully. I added all the wet ingredients and then add all the dry ingredients. I created a little hole on the mound of flour and I added the yeast into the hole so the yeast would not touch the salt. Then, I slowly added the butter during the first cycle of mixing.
    • Review photo by mywonglife
  4. 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.
  5. I've been wondering for a while if you could make brioche in a bread machine and let me tell you this is SO GOOD. I put my bread machine on 1 lb and medium crust on original. I added 3 more tablespoons of bread flour because the dough looked a little too sticky, and I was a little lazy and put SOFTENED butter in, in the first 3 minutes. The crust was lovely and flakey and the inside was moist and buttery 10/10.
    • Review photo by negrimm1005


  1. Used skimmed milk, 2 eggs


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