How to Make Brioche in a Bread Machine
Perfect Bread for French Toast!
Since I've been home during the quarantine, I've been using my bread machine a lot to make multigrain bread. Then I thought about trying out a new recipe to perk things up—and since I love French toast, I decided to make brioche.
The brioche turned out pillow-soft with a flaky crust. It was the perfect texture for my French toast. Moreover, I made this at home! How comforting it is to know that I can make more of this any time.
By the way, I also used this bread for my hamburger sandwiches. I love how it turned my simple burgers into a gourmet treat.
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 7 tablespoons butter
- Add the first six ingredients into the pail of your bread machine.
- Mix the flour and the salt in a bowl; then add it to the wet ingredients.
- Make a small well in the flour, then add the yeast.
- Choose the "sweet" setting in your bread machine. I chose "light crust" for my bread. Start the machine.
- After around 30 seconds, drop the 7 tablespoons of butter, one by one. It is important to give time to each tablespoon of butter to get incorporated with the flour mixture.
- Let the the bread bake.
- When done, I left the the bread in the machine for about 15 to 20 minutes with the lid open.
- Remove the bread from the pail and enjoy!
Bread Machine Tips
- Make sure that that the yeast does not get wet when you add it to the flour.
- Soften the butter a bit (but still solid in form) before dropping it into the flour mixture. This is to facilitate its incorporation with the flour mixture.