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Homemade Brioche

The BEST Homemade Brioche! This bread is actually super simple to make, only requiring pantry staple ingredients, and tastes absolutely delicious. Buttery, soft, lightly sweet, and just SO. GOOD.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Proofing Time18 hrs
Total Time18 hrs 45 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: French
Servings: 10
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Traci


  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk


  • In a small saucepan over low heat, heat milk and butter just until butter melts.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, stir together flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
  • Add lukewarm butter mixture.
  • Stir in eggs and egg yolk.
  • Mix well.
  • Knead dough until smooth, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Spray a lidded container with cooking spray.
  • Place dough in container and cover.
  • Allow to rise at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Place in refrigerator for 12-15 hours.
  • When ready to bake, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Cover with a clean cloth or plastic wrap.
  • Allow to rest for 20-30 minutes.
  • While dough is resting, spray a 7" loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Roll dough into a cylinder that is 12"-14" long.
  • Cut dough in half lengthwise.
  • Twist dough together.
  • Place in prepared pan, tucking ends under.
  • Cover with plastic wrap that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Leave dough to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours, or until crowning the top of the pan.
  • While dough is rising, heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.


  • Do NOT boil the milk and butter.
  • The dough will pull away from the sides and bottom of the bowl when it is done kneading.
  • This is a very soft and wet dough. Do not add more flour.
  • Make sure you use instant yeast.
  • Don't skip the overnight prove!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 537IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg