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Brioche dough

Brioche dough

It's a soft and rich dough, with butter and eggs which give a smooth and incredibly tasty brioche.

This is the basic recipe for brioche dough, used for all other brioche-based recipes on the site.

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Last modified on: July 13th 2018

For 1 kg 250 g, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingStart to finish
12 hours 57 min.1 hour 30 min.14 hours 27 min.
Preservation: Brioche dough can be frozen.
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Step by step recipe

1 Brioche dough : Photo of step #1Cut 225 g butter in small pieces, let stay at ambient temperature. 5 min.
2 Brioche dough : Photo of step #2In the bowl of a mixer, pour 325 g egg puis 500 g flour, 15 g yeast, 25 g caster sugar et 9 g fine (or table) salt. 3 min.
3 Brioche dough : Photo of step #3Kneed at low speed for 3 minutes, then 8 minutes at medium speed. 11 min.
4 Brioche dough : Photo of step #4Add 100 g Soured dough and 50 g caster sugar. 1 min.
5 Brioche dough : Photo of step #5Kneed at medium until dough stop to stick to the bowl (10-15 minutes usually). 15 min.
6 Brioche dough : Photo of step #6Add butter. 1 min.
7 Brioche dough : Photo of step #7Kneed at medium speed until butter is fully incorporated. 10 min.
8 Brioche dough : Photo of step #8Cover dough with plastic film, and let stay 1 hour at ambient temperature. 1 hour
9 Brioche dough : Photo of step #9After this time dough has inflated, starting fermentation, which is good.
10 Brioche dough : Photo of step #10Remove plastic film and stretch the dough by lifting it up and letting it suddenly drop. This will remove all the fermentation gas. 2 min.
11 Brioche dough : Photo of step #11Put back film on top, and put in the fridge for the night. 12 hours
12 Brioche dough : Photo of step #12The day after, dough has inflate a bit, get cold, and can now be manipulated.

Pour the dough on your working surface with some flour on it.
2 min.
13 Brioche dough : Photo of step #13Spread the dough using your hand. 2 min.
14 Brioche dough : Photo of step #14Cut stripes of dough, and cut those stripes in pieces of the chosen weight. 5 min.
15 Brioche dough : Photo of step #15For example 40 grams pieces to make a Nanterre brioche...
16 Brioche dough : Photo of step #16... or 250 grams pieces for brioche pies.
17 Brioche dough : Photo of step #17Roll dough pieces in balls, put on a baking sheet, cover with a plastic sheet, and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Then your brioche dough is ready to use in your recipe.
30 min.

Remarks

It's more easy to succeed in making good brioche by using a special flour, strong in gluten, called "Farine de gruau". If you can't have this one, try to use a T45 flour.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4472100 gr493 gr234 gr
224 %38 %46 %35 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3588 gr39 gr19 gr
18 %3 %4 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 kg 250 g : 3.69 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Morteau sausage rolled brioche
Source: From Thomas Marie.
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Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Old style brioche, Chocolate rolls (petits pains), Home-made terrine of foie gras, Sandwich bread, Meringues, ... All

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