Brioche royale

Brioche royale
Brioche royale is a very rich brioche, made with candied fruit, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate chips.

Just before baking, it is topped with "macaronade": a macaroon-style mixture of ground almonds and sugar with egg white. This creates a crust when baked and gives the brioche its elegant finish.
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Last modified on: May 5th 2019

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For 2 brioches, you will need:

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12 hours 47 min.3 hours1 hour16 hours 47 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
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Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

Spread 100 g hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 15 minutes.

Leave to cool.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
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Prepare 500 g Brioche dough. When made, add 100 g Candied grapefruit peel, 100 g chocolate chips and the hazelnuts to the mixer bowl.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
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Mix for a few more minutes until well mixed together.

Stage 4 - 1 hour
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Cover with plastic film and leave to rest at room temperature for 1 hour.

Stage 5 - 12 hours
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After this time, knock back the dough. Do this by lifting it and letting it fall back sharply into the bowl a couple of times.

Cover with plastic film again and leave the bowl in the fridge overnight.

Stage 6
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Next day, your dough should be firm and risen.

Stage 7 - 4 min.
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Cut into pieces of about 400 g.

Stage 8 - 2 hours
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Roll these pieces into long rolls, the same length as your tins or moulds. Lay the dough in the tins (greased if they are not non-stick).

Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest in a warm place for 2 hours.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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The macaronade

In a large bowl mix 100 g egg white, 100 g caster sugar and 150 g ground almonds.

Your macaronade is ready.

Stage 10 - 4 min.
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Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Spread the top of each brioche generously with half the macaronade.

Stage 11 - 45 min.
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Scatter with flaked almonds, then sprinkle with icing sugar.

Bake for 45 minutes.

Stage 12
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Admire the fine "royal" look of your brioches...

Stage 13
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Turn out the brioches and leave to cool on a wire rack.
You can use other candied citrus peel, especially orange.

For the chocolate, the recipe suggests shavings or curls, which are easier to make, but you can use the same weight of chips or buttons.
Several days in a cloth bag.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,020 Kcal or 12,644 Kj106 gr472 gr297 gr
151 %41 %45 %45 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
252 Kcal or 1,055 Kj9 gr39 gr25 gr
13 %3 %4 %4 %
Per brioche
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,510 Kcal or 6,322 Kj53 gr236 gr149 gr
76 %20 %22 %23 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Nuts, Milk, Egg, Gluten, Sourdough
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 brioches : 8.82 €
  • Per brioche : 4.41 €

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Note: Be careful, these prices are only an estimate, you can consult the table of prices by ingredients used for this estimate.
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Brioche galette, Chinois, Eggs in brioche nests, Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies, Nanterre brioche, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caribbean upside-down cake, Strawberry and rhubarb crumble, Apple and almond gratin, Fruit crumble, Apricot blancmange, ... All
HazelnutsHazelnuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chocolate mendiants, Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants, Granola, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond tuiles, Italian Meringue, Piped petits-fours, Pistachio powder or paste, Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, ... All
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