Step by step recipe:
- 3 min.
- 15 min.Knead for 15 minutes.
Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
- 2 min.
- 1 hourContinue kneading until the butter is fully mixed in.
Gather the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic film and leave to rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
- 12 hoursAfter resting, press down on the dough (to expel gas), gather into a ball again, then wrap in plastic film and refrigerate overnight.
- 5 min.
Prepare the butterscotch applesPeel 2 apples, and cut small (dice, ideally).
- 3 min.Melt 30 g Clarified butter in a frying pan on high heat, then add 50 g brown sugar.
- 6 min.When the sugar begins to caramelize, add the apples all at once and sauté until well cooked and caramelized.
- 3 min.
Roll the briocheTake the brioche dough out of the fridge and dust with flour.
- 5 min.Roll out into a strip the same width as the length of your loaf tin or mould, and about 60 cm (2 ft) long.
- Lay apple pieces in a row at the near end of the strip...
- ...and start rolling up, adding more rows of apples as you go.
- 7 min.Finish by turning the "seam" to underneath.
Trim the roll if necessary to fit your tin.
- 1 hour 30 min.Sit the roll in the tin or mould and brush with beaten egg to glaze.
Leave in a warm place to rest for 1 hour 30 minutes.
- 2 min.After resting, glaze the brioche again.
Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).
- 1 min.If you wish, you can snip the top of the brioche with scisors to help it rise in the oven.
- 30 min.Bake for about 30 minutes.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Remarks:The proportion of chestnut flour may appear small, but this is necessary: any more and the brioche will not rise properly.
It is important at step 8 to cook the apples well, otherwise, when rolled into the dough, they will give off steam during baking and create unsightly holes in the brioche.