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Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche)

Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche)

For brioche feuilletée (or flaky brioche), the brioche dough is treated like puff pastry, with layers of butter incorporated by repeated turning and rolling. Coarse sugar crystals add a sweet crunchiness.

Needless to say, this is very rich and quite irresistible.

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Last modified on: November 10th 2013

For 2 brioches, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
49 min.2 hours 30 min.30 min.3 hours 49 min.
Preservation: A few days wrapped in a cloth or fabric bag.
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Step by step recipe

1 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #1Roll out 200 g butter in a sheet of plastic . Tap it with a rolling pin to shape into a square about 20x20 cm (8x8 inches).

See the French croissants recipe for how to do this.
10 min.
2 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #2Roll 1 kg 250 g Brioche dough out into a large rectangle the same width as the butter and twice as long. 5 min.
3 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #3Take butter out of the plastic sheet and lay it on the brioche dough. 3 min.
4 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #4Fold the dough over and make a quarter turn. 3 min.
5 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #5Roll out again. 5 min.
6 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #6Scatter coarse sugar crystals (or crushed sugar cubes) over the dough and roll over these to embed them into the dough. 3 min.
7 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #7Fold the dough over in three. 3 min.
8 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #8Scatter more sugar over and roll in. 3 min.
9 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #9Fold the dough over in half. You have now given the dough a "double turn or "wallet turn".

Cool the dough for 30 minutes in the fridge or 15 minutes in the freezer, then repeat steps 5 to 9 to give a second double turn.
30 min.
10 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #10Roll out the dough for the last time into a long rectangle 20 cm (8 inches) wide. 5 min.
11 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #11Cut in half lengthways. 3 min.
12 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #12Roll each piece of dough up like a snail and place in a tin or mould. 3 min.
13 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #13Glaze, cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 2 hours at room temperature. 2 hours
14 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #14Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Glaze the brioche again and sprinkle with coarse sugar crystals.
3 min.
15 Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche) : Photo of step #15Bake for about 30 minutes until the crust of the brioche is nice and golden brown.

When you cut it open, you will see how the layers of butter have created air pockets. With the caramelized sugar around the outside, this is simply divine.
30 min.

Remarks

Some high-class restaurants serve brioche feuilletée made with wild mushrooms rather than sugar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
6693108 gr638 gr412 gr
335 %42 %60 %62 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4117 gr39 gr25 gr
21 %3 %4 %4 %
% 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 2 brioches : 5.56 €
Per brioche : 2.78 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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