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How to make homemade brioche

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The Brioche It is a type of brioche, sweet, light and fluffy of French origin. It is ideal to use as a base for cakes and other desserts, or serve as a muffin as a side dish for a particular dish of meat or any type of pate. Its preparation is very simple and requires ingredients that we usually have in our kitchens. There are a multitude of brioche variants in which they add fillings, toppings, etc., but the best known for their tradition are the panettone and the roscón de Reyes at Christmas. However, the typical brioche is the most versatile and easy to make. Therefore, in this article we show you how to make homemade brioche By an easy and fast way.

Low difficulty Ingredients:
  • 1 cup and 3/4 of flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 50 g of sugar
  • 30 g fresh yeast
  • 160 g of butter
  • 30 g of powdered milk and 1/2 cup of warm water (or 100 ml of warm milk)
  • a pinch of salt
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Before you start preparing the brioche dough you must have all the ingredients ready. To do this, we recommend that you remove the butter a few minutes before the refrigerator so that it acquires an ambient temperature and cuts it into pieces. As for the rest, you should know that of the 4 eggs only 3 will be used whole. So, of the leftover egg, separate the white from the yolk. We will use the yolk for the dough, the white to paint the brioches. We recommend that you use powdered milk and water, but if you do not have the powdered variant you can also substitute these two ingredients for 100ml of warm milk.

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Now, let's start! First, start mixing the fresh yeast with water, or milk, do it in a container with sufficient capacity. In another smaller container, sift the flour and mix it with the milk powder and the sugar (if you opted for this option).

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When you have everything ready, add flour and milk powder to the big container, where you have the yeast and the water. Mix everything and add the 3 whole eggs, the 4th yolk and the Butter. Add a pinch of salt. You can remove with manual or electric rods. If you have a kitchen robot or electric rods we recommend that you use them because you should be stirring for 20 to 30 minutes, until the dough takes a certain consistency.

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After 20 minutes the dough will have taken shape and you can make a ball with it. If you use manual rods we advise you to knead with your hands as soon as the dough begins to take solid form. Make a ball with the dough and cover the container with plastic wrap or a clean dry cloth so that rest and take volume. Leave it for an hour and, after this time, put it in the fridge to leave it overnight.

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The next day remove it from the refrigerator and let it take a room temperature. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180ºC, up and down. When it stops being cold, break the dough and work it a little with your hands. Make individual balls, paint them with the egg white and place them on a baking sheet. You can also sprinkle some thick sugar. If you prefer, you can take molds suitable for cupcake or cupcake ovens to introduce homemade brioche balls.

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You must bake the homemade brioche for 15-20 minutes, depending on the power of your oven. Watch that they do not burn and, if you need more time, leave them a few minutes. When they are ready, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. You already have your homemade brioche ready to eat! As you can see, it is a very simple recipe whose only objection lies in the waiting time for the dough to rest. However, the result is worth it.

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Tips
  • Remember that you must choose between using ordinary milk or milk powder and water, not everything.