Another successful bread from the breadmaker! 😀
This time it’s an enriched bread – a brioche loaf! I came across a breadmaker brioche recipe from the book ‘Brilliant Breadmaking’ by Catherine Atkinson and this book is currently the no. 1 breadmaker book in Amazon UK, so the recipes must be good. I tried one of the recipes, and gladly it didn’t disappoint! 😀
The bread smelled super, the texture and taste was spot-on! Light and soft, mildly sweet and very buttery! 😉
The crust was simply the best part! fine and crispy! 😀
Recipe adapted from ‘Brilliant Breadmaking’ by Catherine Atkinson.
Catherine Atkinson’s Buttery Brioche Bread -makes a 450g loaf
275g bread flour
30g caster sugar
3/4tsp instant yeast
60g butter, softened
2 small eggs, whisked, make up to 165mL with milk
Add all the ingredients into the bread pan at once. Enter your desired baking option and start the machine. I used ‘Rice Bread’, which is no. 6 option.
I reduced the salt to 1/4tsp as I used salted butter. I also knocked down and reshaped the bread 1hour 40 minutes before the finish time. (‘Rice Bread’ option has a 40-minute baking cycle. By reshaping the dough at the last 1hr40min, the dough has one whole hour for its second or final proof, which I think should be just right! 😉 )
Also, I followed Catherine’s instructions to put the wet ingredients first then followed by the dry. Actually, I find the dry-then-wet method mixes better, at least for this machine.
The dough was not sticky at all because of its high oil content, I suppose. It was light and airy, and it rose really well!
Very happy! 😛