Old style brioche


Old style brioche
Classical version of brioche use yeast to raise the dough, but in this recipe some leaven is added. This make a more rustic brioche, with a small taste of leaven.
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Last modified on: December 19th 2014

For 1 brioche, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 1 brioche 2 brioches 3 brioches

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
12 hours 36 min.1 hour30 min.14 hours 6 min.
Keeping: Several days, in a linen bag.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
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In the bowl of a mixer or a mixing bowl, put 100 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar, 9 g fine (or table) salt and 2 tablespoons milk.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Pour 500 g flour, 20 g yeast, and 75 g leaven on top.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Start the mixer, or start to knead with your hands.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Add 4 eggs immediately, knead for 5 minutes until you get a completely smooth dough.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Stop kneading, then add 250 g butter cut into small pieces (butter at room temperature) or grated with a cheese grater (butter straight from the freezer).

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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Start to knead again until you get a homogeneous dough (approximately 10/15 minutes).

Stage 7 - 12 hours
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Put the dough in a bowl, cover with plastic film, and refrigerate overnight.

Stage 8 - 1 hour
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Next day, make balls of dough, at the same time you can mix in raisins, chocolate chips, small pieces of sugar, etc...

Then cover with a plastic sheet, and leave to rise at room temperature until they double in volume (approximately two hours).

Preheat the oven to 200°C or 392°F

Glaze the top of the dough.

Stage 9 - 30 min.
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Cut crosses in the top of the balls and put in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Home made.

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LeavenLeaven: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sandwich bread, Seeded loaf, Peanut rolls, Leavened bread, Ocean bread, ... All

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