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.
250,1174.4/5 for 36 ratings
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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.
Old style brioche : Photo of step #1
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.
Old style brioche : Photo of step #2
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.
Old style brioche : Photo of step #9
Cut crosses in the top of the balls and put in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,580 Kcal or 19,176 Kj88 gr517 gr244 gr
229 %34 %49 %37 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
374 Kcal or 1,566 Kj7 gr42 gr20 gr
19 %3 %4 %3 %
Per brioche
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,580 Kcal or 19,176 Kj88 gr517 gr244 gr
229 %34 %49 %37 %
% 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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