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good brioche recipes for breadmaker?

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WhatFreshHellIsThis Sat 02-Oct-10 16:50:02

DSs LOVE brioche - but have discovered the Sainsburys ones are filled with lovely trans fats sad

Wanted to make my own in the breadmaker, but the recipe that came with it is sadly rubbish - dry, not very sweet and just not brioche.

Anyone made good brioche in a breadmaker?

Hardandsleazy Sat 02-Oct-10 16:56:23

No tips but shamelessly bumping to get an answer

ivykaty44 Sat 02-Oct-10 17:01:19

what type of machine do you have?

WhatFreshHellIsThis Sat 02-Oct-10 17:02:14

a Panasonic 255 - the one with the raisin dispenser grin

ivykaty44 Sat 02-Oct-10 17:08:51

ah so have I - I shant give you my receipe then grin

Lilymaid Sat 02-Oct-10 17:08:52

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.

WhatFreshHellIsThis Sat 02-Oct-10 17:20:14

Thanks Lilymaid - there's nowhere warm in our house (no airing cupboard), can I put it a very very low oven instead to prove?

Lilymaid Sat 02-Oct-10 18:24:13

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.

Mummalish Sun 03-Oct-10 08:14:37

WhatFresh, I use the brioche recipe from my 255 recipe book, thought it was quite nice. You could try adding more butter, which is what I do.

tb Sun 03-Oct-10 21:58:20

I've proved bread in the microwave, but on defrost for about 15 seconds in a 500W microwave. Think on high might either kill the yeast, or start cooking the dough.

charmander Tue 05-Oct-10 10:12:48

It will prove anywhere, just takes longer if it is somewhere cold. I sometimes leave it in frigde to prove overnight, it is good to go in the morning. Never done it with brioche mind.

ivykaty44 Tue 11-Oct-11 13:57:41

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.

let us know?

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