Brioche Bread

中文: Brioche 面包

I just can’t get enough of soft, sweet, light and fluffy bread.  Brioche is also one of my favorites.  So I never stop trying different ways to make it.

 The recipe is adapted from  According to the author, she adapted from somewhere else.  Anyway, many thanks to the both authors who have contributed to this recipe!

PS.  I didn’t expect this piece of eggy dough to rise so high in the oven.  That is why we have a giant mushroom shape loaf here. O(∩_∩)O~


3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup warm water
3 eggs
2egg yolks
6 tablespoons softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoon yeast
1/4teaspoon salt

For the filling:

2/3 cup raisins
4 to 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 to 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
egg wash for brushing the top
white sesame seeds   (optional)


Dissolve the yeast in warm water.  Let it sit for 5 minutes.

Add water with yeast, eggs, egg yolks, flour, sugar and salt to the bread machine .  Start dough process.  My bread machine will knead the dough for 20 minutes.

Stop the machine after kneading by pressing stop button for seconds.  Add diced softened butter, start dough process all over again.  This time, allow the machine to knead and proof the dough as programmed.

It takes about 2 hours for the dough to double in size.

Transfer the dough to a well-floured wooden board.  Punch down and knead gently to get rid of any big air bubbles.  Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Equally divide the dough into 4 pieces.  With a rolling pin, roll each one flat and thin; sprinkle with brown sugar, ground cinnamon and raisins; and then roll up from one end all the way to the other end.  

Loosely braid them together.  Proof the dough again in a greased loaf pan

It takes about another hour or so for the dough to double in size again.

Preheat the oven to 350F/177C.  

Brush the top with egg wash.  Sprinkle with white sesame seeds.

Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the baking pan you are using.  You might need to cover the bread with a piece of foil to prevent too dark color on the top.