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Chocolate Chip Brioche

Updated: Aug 15, 2021

Living in France it's safe to say, Brioche is a way of life. I grew up eating brioche for ''Goûter'' at 4pm or just a delicious Sunday breakfast.

WARNING THIS BRIOCHE is not for the inpatient people as it take a while to prepare (9 hours or overnight)

Ingredients for brioche :

· 250g of strong white flour

more for dusting

· 30g of caster sugar

· 5g fast-acting yeast or 1 sachet

· 3g of salt

· 80 ml of milk

· 2 free-range eggs

· 130g of unsalted butter, softened plus a little more for greasing

· 150g of dark chocolate chips

You will need:

a large bowl



1 kg loaf tin, a metal one is a goof one to have in your baking cupboard

a cooling rack

A freestanding mixer is useful but working with your hands can be amazing too


· If you are using a freestanding mixer, fit it with your dough hook.

· Put the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in a bowl (your freestanding mixer bowl)

· Pour in the milk and eggs, mix for about five minutes, to a smooth dough. If mixing by hand, this will take about eight minutes.

· Add the butter to the dough and mix for a further five minutes in the mixer, or 10 minutes by hand.

· Add the chocolate chips if you have not eaten them already. The dough should be shiny, elastic and sticky.

· Put the dough into an oiled bowl, cover and leave in the fridge overnight or for 6 hours.

· The dough should now be stiff and easy to shape.

· Tip your dough onto a floured surface. Roll into a sausage then cut into 8 pieces.

· Using your hands, shape the dough pieces into balls. Put each large piece of dough into a loaf tin. Following this style.

· Leave the brioche in a warm place to rise for 2 hours to proof.

· Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Brush the brioche with the egg wash. This is when I add my sugar pearls.

· Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden-brown. A skewer should come out clean.

· Transfer to a cooling rack, leave the brioche in a tin for 5 minutes. Leave to cool before serving with butter or jam

Making a recipe your own, all recipes can be changed to suit you.

You can add

* the rind of an orange

* replace the chocolate with dried fruit

* add sugar pearls

Becca Xx

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