Christmas Brioche

Christmas Brioche

Dessert 

  • 8

    serves

  • Very easy

    Difficulty

  • Prep time

  • Cook time

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 Tbsp dry yeast
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft butter, diced
  • 3/4 cup dried fruits (orange
  • peel, raisins)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar

Preparation

1. Place the milk and yeast in the bowl fitted with the kneading/crushing blade. Warm at speed 5 at 100°F for 3 minutes. Add 1 egg, flour, ground almonds, salt, sugar and butter. Launch the P2 pastry program. After 3 minutes 30 seconds of mixing, your dough should be shaped like a ball. Be careful to leave it in the Prep&Cook to rise for the next 40 minutes of the program.

2. At the end of the program, form dough into 8 balls and place in a greased 9-inch round cake pan; pack tightly together. Let dough rise for 1 hour away from drafts.

3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

4. Beat the remaining egg and brush on the brioche. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.