I've adapted a recipe that is in the Panasonic book to make brioche - but have always baked the brioche in an oven.
i/2 tsp yeast 250 gm strong white flour 1 tsp sugar 2 oz butter 1/2 tsp salt 2 medium sized eggs 80 ml milk Program on a dough only option. When this finishes, take mixture out of machine, put in mixing bowl, cover with greased/oiled cling film and put somewhere warm (e.g. airing cupboard) until doubled in size. I bake mine in a tea loaf tin (rather than a proper bread tin). You can glaze with a little egg (just save a bit from the two eggs you use in the brioche mixture)and bake at around 190 C for around half an hour (this seems to work, but you may need to check the oven earlier as the thermostat on my oven is probably dodgy!). This makes a very good loaf without the strange chemical tastes of shop bought factory make brioche. If you don't find the mixture sweet enough, you could add some more sugar, but be careful as that might stop the yeast acting.
Just put it in a warm place (even the lowest setting on an oven is too high). My microwave instructions say that you can prove dough by putting in microwave on high for 10 seconds, then letting it stand for 10 minutes in the microwave - by which time the dough should have doubled in size.
did you ever try the recipe given? Or did you find another better recipe?
I ahve since made the recipe in the book and thought it was a lovely loaf for toast at breakfast, was thinking of tryingt o make small loaves and adding chocolte chips as a treat for breakfast after swimming.