Indulge in the simple delight of this ultra-soft milk brioche. Even if you’re a baking novice, this guide ensures you achieve that intoxicating aroma and texture of freshly baked pastries. Perfect for breakfast or savored as a Sunday treat, it combines both pleasure and indulgence. In this piece, I’ll share insights and techniques, turning this bakery classic into a masterpiece in your kitchen.

While I’ve shared numerous brioche recipes over time, each evolving with my growing experience, there’s always room for one more! Baking, akin to patisserie, remains one of my foremost passions. With this recipe, I aim to bestow upon you the joy of crafting a brioche that mirrors professional bakery quality.

This particular brioche is rich in flavor, making it an instant favorite for breakfast or as a Sunday delight. Kids, especially, will relish it with a generous spread of Nutella. Unlike the pure butter brioches, such as the Nanterre, which relies solely on eggs for moisture, this recipe introduces milk, measured to perfection. This ingredient imparts the softness that enthusiasts often seek in a brioche.

Crafting Your Brioche: Key Tips

Choice of Flour: To achieve a light, stringy crumb characteristic of the best brioches, opt for a high-quality “strong” flour. This flour is rich in gluten, essential for developing a robust gluten network during the kneading process. For the everyday baker, oatmeal flour is an excellent choice that fits this criterion.

Fermentation Matters: A well-rested dough promises to unfurl a bouquet of aromas upon baking. Never rush or short-change this step; patience here rewards you with unmatched flavor and texture.


For the Fermented Dough:

18 g fresh baker’s yeast (or 8 g dehydrated dry yeast)

100 g oatmeal flour

100 ml lukewarm milk or water

For the Brioche:

450 g oatmeal flour

60 g powdered sugar

9 g salt

4 whole eggs

Vanilla extract

1 cap of orange blossom water

100 ml lukewarm milk

100 g unsalted butter (not melted)

1 egg yolk beaten with milk for glazing



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