Brioche with Milk



IMG_6855A basket of brioches for a family breakfast!

Serves 10


  • 500g of plain flour
  • 20g of fresh yeast
  • 80g of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml of warm milk
  • 120g of soft butter
  • 1 egg yolk for the brush
  • 100g of fresh pine nuts or walnuts


  1. In a Kitchen Aid or similar, add the flour, the crumbled yeast, and the sugar.
  2. Start to mix for 3 minutes (medium speed).
  3. Pour the milk slowly and continue to mix (medium speed).
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to mix.
  5. Add the butter and continue to mix until the dough detaches from the bowl.
  6. Transfer the dough into a big floured bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and set aside for 1hour in a warm place.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small cooking pan roast the pine nuts over medium heat.
  8. Coarsely grind the pine nuts and set aside.
  9. Dust with flour a clean surface, transfer the dough to the top, punch it down gently to release the air.
  10. Flour a baking pan.
  11. Pinch a little ball from the dough, make a round shape the size of an apple and put the Brioche on the baking pan.
  12. Proceed the same way for the rest of the dough.
  13. Let the dough rise again for 2 hours.
  14. Preheat (15 minutes before baking) the oven to 180 C degrees.
  15. Brush with the egg yolk the Brioches and dust with the pine nuts the top.
  16. Bake for 35 minutes, remove from the oven when the Brioches are golden brown, allow to cool for 20 minutes.

The Brioches are extremely soft in the middle, perfect for a breakfast or afternoon tea. The pine nuts give a fragrant flavor like almonds. I suggest adding less sugar to your Brioche if you like them with a little of jam or marmalade.

Taste and smell the pine nuts before buying them. If they are bitter in taste and rancid don’t use it.

Bon Appétit!

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Serena says:

    I am really impressed!! These cute brioches buns look so gooooood!
    I was going to make some brioches bread with sourdough, but I ended up making different recipes… I love baking and these buns really look great!!!

  2. Wow, thank you for such a sweet comment Serena!
    They were scrumptious, and these buns are perfect breakfast food 😀 !

  3. Your brioches look really really great… I regret to see your post at this time, too late to go out and buy the dry yeast, they would be absolutely perfect for my breakfast tmw morning!

    1. Thank you Margherita…You make me laugh (too late…) the time zone effect. They are simple to bake and tasty, maybe for your next week-end! I’m waiting for your feedback 🙂

      1. For sure I’ll do! I had a similar recipe when I was in Italy, written in a small notebook that I used to bring always with me… the poor little thing now is lost in the middle of nowhere… but I’ve found your new recipe!

  4. safia says:

    rien a dire :)elles sont magnifiques tes brioches comme a chaque fois tes recettes sont superbes bravo Linda (la petite panière)

    1. Merci Safia pour tes gentils petits mots. Tu devrais essayer de les faire, je suis sure que tu vas beaucoup les aimer. Bonne journee.

  5. Jess says:

    Love brioche- so delicious and makes the best breakfast! Your recipe looks great! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment.

  6. These look delicious! Are these easy to make? (say for an inexperienced baker like myself ;-))

  7. Thank you Dinusha.They are very easy to make, follow step by step the recipe. I f you have any questions just let me know 🙂

  8. These look so delicious! Boy, am I glad I found your blog. 🙂

    1. Thank you Aruna, I’m glad too 🙂

  9. I loved these. They were amazing. I screwed them up and over-proofed them (ok, we had two diaper blow-outs at the same time… I swear they coordinate these things) and they were STILL amazing!! How is that for fantastic? Thank you for using weights as measurements and one question, do you suppose these would freeze well (prior to baking) to use another day?

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe and the brioches turned so well 🙂 About freezing, I never tried before!

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