French Brioche

French Brioche

Watch out, this recipe is dangerous, because you will skip all your plans to have healthy breakfast and want to have this instead.

What you need

  • 300ml milk
  • 3 packages of yeast (each 7g)
  • 5 spoons of sugar (I always use the brown one, but you can go for white as well)
  • additionally 1 spoon of sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package of vanilla sugar
  • 750g flour
  • a pinch of salt


  • 1 egg yolk to spread over the brioche later
  • a little bit flour while makeing the dough

How we do this

  1. Warm the milk, it should be warm, but hot or even boil and add 1 spoon of sugar
  2. Stir in the yeast, so that it resolves completely
  3. cover the milk with a towel an put it in a warm place so that the yeast can rise
  4. wait about 10 minutes, you can have a drink in the meanwhile :')
  5. Put butter, flour, the egg, sugar, vanilla sugar and the yeast mixture into a bowl
  6. knead the dough until it is smart and even
  7. cover it with a towel and put it in a warm place so that the dough can rise
  8. time for a Happy Hour, because we need to wait for about 40-60 minutes
  9. form a roll of the dough and divide it into 5 equal pieces
  10. braid the brioche. I know its hard at first to figure out how it works, therefore I will give you some help in this picture:

schema how to braid

Once you are at this point, only cross the end of all strands that are next to each other, 2 times. I gave it a nice heartshape afterwards 🙂

  1. carefully brush the brioche with egg yolk
  2. put the brioche into the oven, bake at 180° C for 30-40 minutes
  3. Take it out of the oven, resist the urge to cut it and try now, it should first cool down.

I like it pure, but you can also try it with butter, jam or whatever you have in mind.