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Homemade Brioche Bread Recipe

Learn how easy it is to make a Homemade Brioche Bread Recipe that goes perfect for breakfast, dessert or as a bun to serve with an entree!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French, Italian
Keyword Brioche Bread Recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Chef Billy Parisi

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of heated whole milk between 112° to 114°
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of yeast
  • 4 ¼ cups of Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of sugar + more for sprinkling
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 ½ sticks of softened unsalted butter
  • 1 egg mixed with 2 tbl milk for egg wash

Instructions

  • Add the milk, yeast and ¾ cups of flour to a standing mixer bowl with the paddle attachment and on low speed, mix until combined. The dough will be spongy and wet. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Next, on low speed with the paddle attachment add in 1 egg at a time until combined.
  • Add in the remaining 3 ½ cups of flour, sugar and salt and mix until combined and then add in the butter and mix until combined.
  • Cover and let rest until it is doubled in size, about 90 minutes.
  • Next, chill for 30 minutes or until the dough is cool.
  • Take a handful of dough, about ½ cup or more, and form it into a ball which will be about the size of a tennis ball. Note: the dough will be sticky, and you can use a little water on your hands to help keep it from sticking to you.
  • Place it on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Repeat 5 more times leaving about a cup or so of the dough left.
  • Next, roll a smaller size ball and place it right on top of the first larger rolled ball. Repeat 5 more times.
  • Cover and let double in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Next brush the dough on all sides with the egg wash with a pastry brush and then sprinkle a bit of sugar over top of each piece of dough.
  • Bake in the oven at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on all sides and cooked in the middle.
  • Eat warm or cooled!

Notes

Note: the dough will be sticky, and you can use a little water on your hands to help keep it from sticking to you.