Flaky chocolate brioche

Flaky chocolate brioche
This is a rather special brioche: the dough is first layered with butter to make it flaky, then this is rolled around a chocolate filling.

The recipe is quite long, but you will be astonished at the result. It is both light (in flaky layers) and rich (with its chocolate filling).

As you can see below, it can also be twisted.
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Last modified on: November 6th 2020

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For 1 brioche, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 12 hours
Flaky chocolate brioche
The day before, make 500 g Brioche dough.

Stage 2 - 7 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche

Make the flaky layers in the dough

Next day, prepare the square of butter, as for french croissants with ing7.

See this video for more details.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
Once the square of butter is ready, take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out into a rectangle the same width as the butter, but twice as long.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
Place the butter in the centre of the dough...

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
...then fold it over...

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
...to seal the butter inside.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
Press down lightly with the rolling pin.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
If necessary, even up the edges by trimming with a knife.

Don't throw away these offcuts; they can become the soured dough for your next batch of viennoiseries (such as brioches, croissants or other types).

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
Roll out the dough again, keeping the rectangular shape...

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
...then fold the ends into the middle...

Stage 11 - 1 hour
Flaky chocolate brioche
...and in half again.

Make a 1/4 turn and repeat this whole operation.

Leave to rest for 1 hour in the fridge.

Stage 12 - 4 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche

Add chocolate filling and shape the brioche

Roll out the brioche dough (now with flaky layers of butter) into a large rectangle as wide as your mould or tin is long, like in this photo.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
Moisten the end of your rectangle with dorure, using a brush.

Stage 14 - 4 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
Spread ing9 over the dough, leaving the end with the beaten egg bare.

Stage 15 - 2 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
Roll the dough up...

Stage 16
Flaky chocolate brioche
...using a ruler to help if you can; it's much easier.

Stage 17 - 1 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
Finish with the seam underneath and Glaze the top of the roll.

Stage 18 - 2 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
A variation you might like to try (Oriane's idea) - rolled and twisted brioche: split the roll in two along almost its full length...

Stage 19 - 4 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
...and twist the 2 sections around each other.

Stage 20 - 1 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
Place the brioche in the tin or mould, twisted...

Stage 21 - 2 hours
Flaky chocolate brioche
...or not.

Leave to rise in a warm place for 2 hours.

Stage 22 - 1 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche

Bake the flaky chocolate brioche

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Glaze a last time...

Stage 23 - 30 min.
Flaky chocolate brioche
...then bake for about 30 minutes.

Stage 24
Flaky chocolate brioche
The twisted brioche looks most attractive, very different from the usual style.
If you don't have any chocolate ganache, you can use a chocolate spread, such as Nutella, which gives good results, too.
2 or 3 days at most (dries out after this).
Home made, dedicated to Oriane, a brilliant amateur pastry cook. who will no doubt recognise her influence.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,653 Kcal or 15,294 Kj541 gr2,731 gr1,500 gr
183 %208 %258 %227 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
445 Kcal or 1,863 Kj66 gr333 gr183 gr
22 %25 %31 %28 %
Per brioche
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,653 Kcal or 15,294 Kj541 gr2,731 gr1,500 gr
183 %208 %258 %227 %
% 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: Milk, Egg, Gluten, leaven
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 brioche : 3.53 €

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