Super Simple Extra Soft Puff Pastry Brioche

Introduction

Creating delicious pastries at home is easier than you think! This recipe for Super Simple Extra Soft Puff Pastry Brioche will guide you through the process of making light, fluffy brioche with a delightful puff pastry texture.

Ingredients

To prepare this delightful treat, you will need:

  • 2 eggs (separate yolks and whites)
  • 200ml lukewarm water
  • 200ml lukewarm milk
  • 125ml oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 fresh yeast
  • About 800g flour (dough should be slightly sticky)
  • 125g soft butter

Preparation Steps

Mixing the Yeast and Milk

Begin by taking the warm milk in a kneading bowl. Add the fresh yeast and stir until it dissolves completely.

Adding Sugar and Oil

Next, incorporate the granulated sugar into the milk-yeast mixture and continue stirring until well combined. Then, add the olive oil to the mixture.

Incorporating Flour and Salt

Gradually add flour and salt to the mixture, kneading until a slightly sticky dough forms. Ensure the dough is well combined and elastic.

Resting the Dough

Cover the dough and let it rest at room temperature for approximately 20 minutes. This allows the dough to rise and develop flavor.

Shaping the Dough

Super Simple Extra Soft Puff Pastry Brioche

After resting, divide the dough into pieces of desired size and shape them into balls. Roll each ball into thin strips and twist them together to form the brioche shape.

Mix the egg and yoghurt and brush the mixture over the shaped brioche and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Baking the Brioche

Place the prepared brioche on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius until golden brown. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes.

Final Touches

Once baked, remove the brioche from the oven and cover it with a damp cloth. Allow it to cool slightly before serving.

Tips for Perfect Puff Pastry Brioche

  • Ensure the yeast is fresh for optimal rise and flavor.
  • Don’t skip the resting time, as it allows the dough to develop flavor and texture.
  • Brushing the brioche with egg wash adds a beautiful shine to the crust.
  • Experiment with different toppings such as poppy seeds or coarse salt for added flavor.

Conclusion

Making Super Simple Extra Soft Puff Pastry Brioche at home is a rewarding experience that yields delicious results. With just a few basic ingredients and simple steps, you can enjoy light and fluffy brioche straight from your own kitchen.

FAQs

  1. Can I use instant yeast instead of fresh yeast?
    • Yes, you can substitute instant yeast for fresh yeast. Use 2 teaspoons of instant yeast for every 3 teaspoons of fresh yeast.
  2. Can I freeze the prepared dough for later use?
    • Yes, you can freeze the shaped dough before baking. Allow it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking as directed.
  3. Can I substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour?
    • While you can use whole wheat flour, the texture and flavor of the brioche may be slightly different.
  4. How long will the brioche stay fresh?
    • The brioche is best enjoyed fresh on the day it is baked but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.
  5. Can I add raisins or other fillings to the brioche dough?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to customize the brioche by adding raisins, chocolate chips, or other fillings to the dough before shaping.
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