40 g of yeast
500 g flour
100 ml lard
50 g sugar
1 vanilla sugar
100 - 200 ml of milk
Sift the flour and stir in the yeast. Make a well in the flour, add the oil, sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and beaten eggs. Slowly add the warm milk and knead the dough.
When the dough is soft and supple and no longer sticks to your hands, cover it and leave it to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
When the dough is ready, knead it into roughly equal pieces. Then divide each dough into two more pieces and shape them into balls. Bring the two balls together and place them in the wells of the muffin tin.
Let rise again for 10 minutes. Then brush the top with the egg.
Place the brioche in a preheated ovenproof dish at 200 °C and bake for 20 minutes.
It is best served with for breakfast with jam and tea. Enjoy you brioche with jam!
The distinct sweetness and melt-in-your-mouth texture of brioche often spark a debate: is it truly bread or more akin to a dessert? In culinary circles, brioche belongs to the esteemed Viennoiserie category of yeast dough bakery products, renowned for their delightful sweetness. While it shares certain characteristics with traditional bread, its luxurious nature and irresistible flavor profile place it in a league of its own, blurring the boundaries between bread and dessert with every delicious bite.
So, indulge in the wonders of brioche, and savor the magical experience it offers. From its delicate crumb to its delicate sweetness, this beloved bread invites you to explore a world of culinary possibilities. With brioche, you'll discover that true culinary magic lies in the art of harmonizing contrasting elements to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Let them eat cake is one of the more famous historical quotes, allegedly spoken by Queen Marie-Antoinette of France in response to criticism that her subjects had no bread. However, the translation has become distorted over time - the original phrase 'Qu'ils mangent de la brioche' translates as 'let them eat brioche'.
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