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milk brioche recipe

Milk Brioche Recipe: A Guide to Perfectly Soft and Fluffy Bread

  • Author: admin
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes (Prep Time + Rise Time + Cook Time)
  • Yield: 1 loaf or 12 rolls
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Brioche, a staple in French cuisine, has gained global popularity for its rich, tender crumb and golden crust. Milk brioche, a variation of the traditional recipe, offers a unique texture and flavor, thanks to the addition of milk. This article will guide you through creating your own homemade milk brioche, a delightful treat that surpasses store-bought versions in freshness and taste.


  • All-purpose flour
  • Eggs
  • Whole milk
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Instant yeast
  • Salt


Preparing the Dough

  1. Warm the milk to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix it with sugar and yeast, and let it sit until frothy.
  2. Add softened butter, eggs, flour, and salt to the yeast mixture.
  3. Mix using a dough hook on low speed, then increase to medium until the dough is smooth.

First Rise

  • Let the dough rise in a warm area until it doubles in size, about 1-2 hours.

Shaping the Brioche

  • After the first rise, punch down the dough, divide it, and shape it into loaves or rolls.

Second Rise

  • Allow the shaped dough to rise again until it expands and fills the pan.

Baking the Brioche

  • Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.


  • Common Issues:
    • Dense dough: Ensure proper yeast activation.
    • Underbaking: Use an oven thermometer to check the temperature.
  • Expert Baking Tips:
    • Ensure the milk temperature is just right for yeast activation.
    • Practice makes perfect, especially in bread-making.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1 slice (if loaf is divided into 12 equal parts)
  • Calories: Approximately 230 kcal
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg

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