4.10 of 58

French Brioche

A rich eggy bread, made easier by preparing the dough in the bread machine.
Prep15 Mins
Cook20 Mins
Ready155 Mins


  • 1/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. 1Place the first seven ingredients in bread machine in order suggested by your manufacturer. Select dough cycle.
  2. 2Turn finished dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead 5 to 10 times. Separate into 2 or 3 pieces. Roll with hands into strips. Braid or twist strips together. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Set aside to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  3. 3Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together 1 egg white and the water. Brush onto the top of the loaf.
  4. 4Bake in the preheated oven until deep golden brown, about 20 minutes.
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