Bread machine brioche… Sounds tasty right? And easy, if it’s made in the bread maker!
Well, it’s doable.
Half of the mealtime atmosphere is the aroma wafting from the kitchen. While some foods offer a more delectable scent than others, the one to top them all is freshly baked bread. Brioche bread in particular.
Mouth wateringly soft, with a little crunch in the crust, lathered in butter…
Now that we have your attention, we won’t leave you hungry. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to satisfy that craving now, then here’s a brioche loaf bread machine recipe that’ll make you never want regular bread again.
Power up your bread machine – here are two recipes you can’t resist.
Simple Bread Machine Brioche Dough Recipe
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened and cut into small pieces
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons water
- 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
Bread Machine Brioche Method
Now that you have your ingredients, you’re ready to make a delicious bread machine brioche.
Begin by measuring all of your ingredients and adding them to your bread machine. When you add the ingredients to the pan, make sure to add them in the order suggested by the manufacturer of your machine.
Depending on your bread machine, you will need to process your brioche on the basic or white bread cycle with a medium or normal crust.
Now you just sit back, relax, and let your bread machine do the rest of the work. It’s that simple.
After the bread is finished cooking, let the brioche cool inside the machine for about 20 minutes with the lid open before digging in. This amazing trick will keep the sides of the loaf firm while keeping the center nice and moist, giving you the perfect brioche loaf.
Tasty Ways to Enjoy Your Brioche Loaf
Brioche is a great option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Since making it in a bread machine is so simple, you can make many quick meals off of one bake.
Just a few examples of delicious ways to enjoy include:
- Covered in your favorite fruit jam on the side with a spinach and cheddar cheese omelet.
- As a breakfast sandwich topped with a scrambled egg, smoked bacon, ham, tomato, melted cheddar cheese, and mayonnaise.
- As a sandwich with deli turkey, Swiss cheese, and a fried egg.
- Smothered in butter and topped with a cinnamon sugar mixture for a sweet treat.
Take a look at this super easy 10-minute bread machine brioche recipe on YouTube:
Authentic French Brioche in the Bread Machine
Now that you know how to make the simple version, you can go a little further and make this delicious bread more authentic.
Using this bread machine brioche dough recipe, similar to the load recipe above, you and your family can enjoy a true taste of France.
- 1/3 cup warm water
- 3 whole eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 3/4 cup softened butter
- 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 egg white
- 2 tablespoons water
Brioche Loaf Bread Machine Recipe Method
To prepare the dough, throw the first seven ingredients into the bread maker. For this recipe, you’re going to use the dough cycle.
While the dough is being prepared, lightly flour a suitable cutting board. When the cycle finishes, put the dough on the board and knead it ten times.
Once the dough is kneaded properly, separate it into three pieces and use your hands to roll it into strips. Take the strips and braid or twist them together. Once braided, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set them on the sheet to rise. For best results, place them in a warm area until they are double the size.
In the meantime, go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 350F degrees. Whisk together the water and egg whites until thoroughly mixed. Once the dough has finishing rising, you will need to brush the egg mixture on top of the loaf.
Place the pan in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until it is golden-brown in color.
Be sure to let the bread cool before eating.
Tips on Making the Best Bread Machine Brioche
If the dough is still too dry after mixing all of the ingredients, feel free to add a little extra water until it can be easily shaped. Just be sure to add a little at a time, so the dough does not become too runny.
Although the braided loaf already has a lightly sweet flavor, many people like to add a little more sugar to the dough recipe. This makes the bread perfect for a treat or dessert. Homemade vanilla pudding is a perfect pairing.
There you have it. Whether you are in the mood for a tender brioche loaf to use on sandwiches or a sweeter, more authentic bread to have with dessert, you can make it easily in your bread machine.
No hassle, no exhaustive waiting time, and no having to live without the treat to sate your craving.
What’s your favorite bread machine brioche dough recipe?