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Cramique is a kind of brioche from Belgium and northern France, made with raisins and pearl (or nib) sugar.

It is traditionally served sliced with butter and jam.


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Last modified on: September 12th 2018

For 2 Cramiques, you will need:

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
12 hours 39 min.30 min.46 min.13 hours 55 min.
Preservation: A few days in a cloth bag.
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Step by step recipe

1 Cramique : Photo of step #1Plunge 300 g raisins into a saucepan of boiling water and leave for 30 seconds. 1 min.
2 Cramique : Photo of step #2Drain the raisins thoroughly, then plunge into 200 ml rum.

Cover and leave for at least half an hour. This can be done the day before.
30 min.
3 Cramique : Photo of step #3Drain the rasins thoroughly, then put to wait on absorbant paper.

Keep the rum used for soaking in a sealed container. It can be used several times for the same recipe or another that uses soaked raisins.
1 min.
4 Cramique : Photo of step #4Cut 100 g butter into samll pieces and set aside. 3 min.
5 Cramique : Photo of step #5Put into a food-mixer bowl: 125 g whole milk and 150 g egg, then add 500 g flour, 10 g Vanilla sugar, 75 g brown sugar, 20 g yeast, 9 g fine (or table) salt and 100 g Soured dough (if possible). 3 min.
6 Cramique : Photo of step #6Knead on slow speed for 3 minutes, then 8 minutes on slightly higher speed. 11 min.
7 Cramique : Photo of step #7Add the butter on slow speed and knead until fully incorporated. 6 min.
8 Cramique : Photo of step #8Finish by adding the raisins and knead for a further minute to mix them in well. 3 min.
9 Cramique : Photo of step #9Cover the dough with plastic film to avoid it forming a crust, then refrigerate overnight. 12 hours
10 Cramique : Photo of step #10Next day, tip the dough out onto a floured worktop. 2 min.
11 Cramique : Photo of step #11Roll out into a large rectangle the same width as your tin or mould.

Scatter 50 g Pearl sugar over the rectangle.
3 min.
12 Cramique : Photo of step #12Roll up the dough into a cylinder. 3 min.
13 Cramique : Photo of step #13Lay the roll in your tin or mould (this is an ordinary loaf tin).

Cover with plastic sheet and leave in a warm place to rest for two and a half hours.
1 min.
14 Cramique : Photo of step #14Note: If you are using brioche moulds, cut chunks off the cylinder and stand them on end in the mould.
15 Cramique : Photo of step #15Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C).

Glaze the top of the cramique.
1 min.
16 Cramique : Photo of step #16Scatter a little pearl sugar over and make a cut along the top (optional). 2 min.
17 Cramique : Photo of step #17Bake for 45 minutes. 45 min.
18 Cramique : Photo of step #18Turn out while hot and leave to cool on a wire rack.


You can use a darker brown or caster sugar instead of lighter brown.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
5231100 gr784 gr123 gr
262 %38 %74 %19 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3136 gr47 gr7 gr
16 %2 %4 %1 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
249 gr391 gr61 gr
131 %19 %37 %9 %
% 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 Cramiques : 7.44 €
Per Cramique : 3.72 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Based on a recipe from the INBP (French professional bakery institute).
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