Marzipan-Almond Brioche

Marzipan Almond Brioche

Marzipan-Almond Brioche

This fingerlickin delicious Brioche is perfect for sunday mornings, or afternoons, and I promise even as a nightly snack it works!

You need

for the dough

  • 500 g flour
  • 7g dry yeast
  • 250 ml milk 3,5%
  • about 80g warm and soft butter
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the filling

  • 200g marzipan
  • 100-200g grated almonds
  • 2 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 sips rum (make sure it's good one, better do quality control 😇)

For the icing

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • a little water

How to do it


  1. pre-heat the oven at about 50°C
  2. Warm the milk (it shouldn't boil, just be warm so that the yeast dissolves more easily and can pre-rise)
  3. dissolve the yeast in the warm milk
  4. mix milk, flour, butter, sugar and salt and knead it wir about 10 minutes (dough rises more easily then)
  5. place the covered dough in oven on lowest rack and let rise for approx. 15 minutes -in the meantime, you can quality-control the rum and/or prepare the filling
  6. melt some butter in the oven in a loaf pan


  1. mix almonds, marzipan, egg whites, sugar and rum and set aside


  1. take the dough out of the oven
  2. roll out the dough so that it is about the size of a baking tray
  3. spread the marzipan-almond mix on the dough
  4. roll uup the dough
  5. cut it in half
  6. twist both strands
  7. make the dough fit into the greased loaf pan
  8. bake for ~45 minutes at 160° C on lowerst rack, check from time to time that the brioche doesnt get too dark. If so, cover it with some baking paper and lower the temperature.


  1. prepare the icing by mixing lemon juice and powder sugar. If needed, add some water
  2. Take the brioche out of the oven and spread the icing on it, let cool down

Bon Appetit