Extra soft brioche with crunchy caramelized brown sugar


This super soft brioche is covered with caramelized brown sugar that created a thin crispy layer. Delicate and tasty perfect for delicious breakfast.

Extra soft brioche with crunchy caramelized brown sugar
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 1h 45m


For 4 Person(s)


  • 500 g strong bread flour
  • 7 g active dry yeast* (see the notes to halve the yeast)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 lemon (only the zest)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar + more for coating
  • 2 tsp barley malt syrup (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 300 ml milk
  • 50 g butter

Extra soft brioche with crunchy caramelized brown sugar Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix the flour with the dry yeast, 2 tablespoons of sugar, a pinch of salt and the lemon zest.

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  2. Heat the milk over low together with in butter to melt it completely. Turn off the heat and let cool slightly. Pour the warm milk, barley malt syrup and the egg into the flour mix and begin to stir.

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  3. Knead the dough for minimum 10 minutes. The dough will be sticky at the beginning but gradually it will become smooth, homogeneous and elastic. Move the dough into a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour. The rising times are approximate, it can take more or less time depending on the temperature of the environment, the freshness of the yeast, the strength of the flour and other factors not related to the recipe.

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  4. After this period deflate the dough and divide it into 4 equal parts. With your hands, roll out each dough to create 4 long strands. Roll out each strand together with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar until they are covered completely. Give the form to the brioche following the instructions in the photos.

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  5. Move the brioche on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, cover with a cloth towel and let rise for about 45 minutes.

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  6. After this time cook this soft brioche in preheated oven at 180 °C for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving.

    lot of love. B.

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Recipe notes

* To keep your bread, rolls, pizzas, focaccia and other yeast dough recipes soft and fragrant for longer, you need to cut the amount of active dry yeast in half and extend the rising time

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Saturday, 22 April 2017
Thank you very much for sharing your expertise. I will try to make this tonight. :) - Perlinkle pony

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