With you on the brandy thing! For brioche try this simple recipe :
50g caster sugar 60ml warm water 2 x 7g sachet fast acting yeast 4 beaten eggs 450g strong white flour pinch of salt 225g butter (softened) 1 beaten egg for egg wash
Place the sugar, water, yeast, eggs, flour and salt in a bowl and mix with a dough hook until you get a stiff dough. Now add the softened butter a teaspoon at a time allowing each addition to be mixed in before adding the next one. When the butter is all added the dough should be silky. Cover the bowl with cling and leave in the fridge to rise overnight. In the morning knock back and (working quickly) either place in two lightly oiled and floured loaf tins or, to make little rolls, divide the mixture into 18 pcs and place each piece in a butter and floured muffin mould. Brush each with a little egg wash and leave to rise in a warm place for 45 mins then bake in a preheated oven (180C) for 20-25 mins. The loaves take a little longer (45-50 mins). Good luck, it seems a bit of a faff by my two luuuuurve them! And you know what's in them!
Oh sorry I didn't reply didn't realise anyone posted back after me. Thankyou for the recipe I will be using that! And bunjies (lovely name my ds brother is called that) I didn't think to make gingerbread and sausage rolls are on my list thankyou!