Mini Brioches

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IMG_3361By now, you should know that I love eating and baking bread, brioches, and other dough-based recipes. This recipe is simple, and delicious for breakfast, served straight out of the oven. I made a warm and fresh batch this morning for Fiesta Friday.

I would like to wish our host Angie from The Novice Gardener, a big thank you for hosting this sweet party and also hope you get well soon! Thanks to our co-hosts for this week; Selma @Selma’s Table and Margy @La Petite Casserole. If you haven’t joined Fiesta Friday, come and have fun with us, it now has its own platform, and is in Week #61 already! Wonderful bloggers with wonderful recipes!

The recipe is inspired by the chef Nicolas Bernardé. http://nicolas-bernarde.com

Serves:

Ingredients:

  • 350g of wheat flour
  • 8g of salt
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 20g of fresh yeast
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 220g of butter
  • 1 egg yolk for the brush

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Procedure: (Easy)

  1. In the mixing bowl of the stand mixer add the flour and the sugar.
  2. In the middle, add the 4 eggs, on one side add the fresh yeast, and on the other side add the salt.
  3. Start to mix the all the ingredients with the hook of your stand mixer on a medium speed (during 5 minutes).
  4. Add the butter (cut into small cubes) and mix on a high speed until the dough becomes soft and detaches from the bowl (you can add 1 tablespoon of flour if the dough is too sticky).
  5. Transfer the dough into a floured bowl.
  6. Cover with a plastic wrap and set aside for 30 minutes (1 hour for me).
  7. After 1 hour, put the bowl into the refrigerator overnight (this will freeze the butter and develop aroma).
  8. The following morning, dust with flour a clean surface.
  9. Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and transfer the dough to the surface.
  10. Grease small individuals mini brioche mold or muffins tray or a cake baking mold.
  11. Divide the dough into 12 balls (the size of a golf ball).
  12. Place them into the mini brioche mold.
  13. Brush the surface of all the mini brioches with the egg yolk.
  14. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside for 1h30 (2 hours for me).
  15. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees, 10 minutes before baking.
  16. Bake for 30 minutes (less or more depending on the oven).
  17. Remove when the Brioches are golden brown and allow to cool a few minutes and serve them warm.

The smell throughout the house is so good! The mini brioches are soft and sweet, perfect for a morning breakfast.

Bon Appétit.

PS: You can shape the brioche in any form (for example, you can see the twisted brioche with pearl sugar in the back!)

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85 Comments Add yours

  1. Absolutely lovely!!! Graham’s mouth is watering!! X

  2. (You know that next time you are going to have to bake some goodies for him?? I keep showing him your wonderful food 🙂 )

    1. No problem Elaine with pleasure 😀 Have a lovely week xx

  3. Mmmmm….yum yum yum!!! I absolutely loooove this Linda!!!💛💛💛

    1. Thank you so much Farianti 🙂 Have a wonderful week ❤

  4. Gorgeous Linda, saved the recipe they look amazing. I have never made brioche and I think they would be perfect for Easter breakfast.

    1. Thank you so much Suzanne 🙂 Do let me know how it turns out!

  5. Darya says:

    Quelles jolies briochettes à la belle mie filante ! Un délice à n’en pas douter. J’aurais du mal à me retenir de toutes les manger si je les avais sous la main. Bon dimanche

    1. Darya, j’ai cuisiné beaucoup de brioches mais la texture de ces briochettes est vraiment parfaite. Ce matin encore, elles étaient moelleuses et pas sèches du tout, de quoi me mettre de bonne humeur pour le reste de la journée. Passe une belle semaine 🙂

  6. I can’t resist a brioche for Sunday morning breakfast, your recipe sounds perfect (as always). N xx

    1. Nicole, I took my breakfast with another brioche this morning and the texture stayed fresh and moist, an agreeable surprise . Have a nice week xx

      1. Luckily we just came back from France with a huge brioche (guess what I had for breakfast), otherwise I would have started baking these immediately… Have a glorious week yourself, N xx

  7. LFFL says:

    Those are mouth popping. I could snack on those all day in front of the TV.

    1. Thank you LFFL 🙂 Not only in front of the TV!

  8. You just make the most wonderful things Linda and these mini brioches are no exception! Lovely!!

    1. Thank you so much, Naina 🙂 Even this morning they stayed fresh and yummy with fig jam 😉

  9. Ginger says:

    They look absolutely stunning! I am experiencing a severe case of brioche-envy here …

    1. Thank you so much Ginger 🙂

  10. heycakes says:

    Yum, sounds delicious! Going to make some for Easter!

    1. Thank you very much 🙂 Do let me know how it turns out!

  11. Loretta says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Linda. Love the color on those mini brioches. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Loretta for your nice comment 🙂 Have a great day!

  12. trucvert says:

    Brioche is just doughy heaven. Love love love it!

    1. Thank you very much 🙂

  13. andy says:

    any left ?? 😉 These look wonderful 🙂

    1. Sorry Andy, the basket is empty 😉 Have a great day my friend 😉

  14. I am a sucker for bread and this looks so delicious!! I also love your photos 😉

    1. Thank you Justine 🙂 They are very simple to make and really delicious!

  15. These are lovely AND darling! I have never thought about a mini brioche. 🙂 I wish I had one, well maybe more, right now!

    1. Thank you, they were very moist even the following morning.I would love to give you to try one of them 🙂 Have a great day!

  16. I love brioche! It’s so hard to find here in Brisbane.

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 Maybe I should open a bakery in Brisbane 😀

  17. xoamys says:

    Yum! looks mouth-watering
    xxHanna

    http://xoamys.com/

    1. Thank you so much Hanna 🙂 xx

  18. So exciting to see this post for little Brioches Linda! I purchased some brioche moulds not so long ago and have been wondering where to start with finding the perfect recipe… you’ve just solved my problem! These look amazing, both inside and out – can’t wait to try them!

    1. Thank you so much for such kind words Margot 🙂 I’m glad I’m inspire you. This is a fantastic recipe… It’s crazy all the flavors develop into the refrigerator. Do let me know how it turns out!

  19. I was wondering… where is my amazing blog-friend Linda??? Here she is! With an amazing recipe…. Those breads with a little bit of jam must taste amazing! Thanks a lot for being at the Angie’s party!

    1. I’m here Margherita 😉 They were really delicious soft and tasty. You can smell the butter. Thank you for co-hosting this week FF and thank you for your kind comment!

  20. Jhuls says:

    These look stunning, Linda!! You really make beautiful breads. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

    1. Thank you so so much Jhuls 🙂 If you want to try them you should come visit me 😉 Have a lovely day ❤

  21. Francesca says:

    Absolutely STUNNING, Linda! Could you please send me some? 😉
    I’m not a morning person so I’m usually … how can I put it? … not in a great mood until the clock strikes noon but your post put a smile on my face today. The texture of these beauties reminds me the brioches that I used to eat with some granita in Sicily when I was a child and I was visiting my grandparents. One of my very few sweet sins!
    Her Majesty (my daughter) will love these beautiful masterpieces. Saving your recipe in my secret folder! Thank you! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much Francesca 🙂 I’m definitely a morning person (the house is calm…) I would love to send you a huge ‘panière’ full of warm brioches for your Majesty. They are very easy to make and so good. Have a great day!

  22. Nancy says:

    These mini brioche look exceptional, Linda! They almost look like a painting due to their beauty. 🙂 I bet they’re perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Lovely!

    1. Thank you very much my Friend, you just made my day with this beautiful comment Nancy 🙂 I really would love to share a warm brioche with you over a tea xx

  23. Patty Nguyen says:

    These are so cute! But dangerous because I would pop a dozen too many into my mouth. 😛

    1. Thank you Patty 😀 We should do a contest . 😛

  24. You are such a talented cook and baker, Linda. These are just adorable and I could too easily eat too many in one sitting! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Fiesta Friday x

    1. Thank you for the sweet compliments Selma 🙂 The brioches are so rich and delicious. Definitely making this one again with chocolate inside… Thank you for co-hosting this week FF. Have a great day Selma x

  25. Brioche is awesome. Thanks for sharing they look good!

    1. Thank you so much Daniel 🙂 And you’re welcome!

  26. Sophie33 says:

    Your mini brioches don’t look that mini! That is even better! They look stunning & amazing, my friend! Waw! xxx

    1. Thank you so much Sophie 🙂 Have a great weekend xx

  27. platedujour says:

    Linda you should be making these for one of the best brioche places in Lux- looking at how much they charge you would make a fortune in about 2 weeks! Maybe you should seriously consider moving over here?:-D

    1. You made me laugh Marta, you’re so kind to me. I admit it’s tempting 😀 Have a great weekend and Happy Easter xx

  28. I’ve never made brioches before but love baking bread! These came out gorgeous and have infected me with the brioche bug. Thank you for such a beautiful recipe.

    1. Thank you so so much Julie 🙂 It is my pleasure to share. Have a great weekend!

    1. It was very yummy and warm 😉

  29. Lili says:

    Yum! And another yum!!! Great for breakfast or any time! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Lili 🙂 Have a great weekend!

      1. Lili says:

        You’re welcome Linda and have a lovely weekend too!! 🙂

  30. You make it look so easy! 🙂 Beautiful and delicious recipe, as always!

    1. Thank you so much Serena 🙂 Have a great weekend!

      1. You are welcome darling!

  31. They look gorgeous. I cant wait to make these

    1. Thank you so much 🙂

  32. Cecilia says:

    I love brioche, now I have a really great recipe, thank you so much, I will try it today!

    1. Thank you so much, Cecilia 🙂 Do let me know how it turns out!

      1. Cecilia says:

        They turned out great! I needed to add some more raising time because of the high altitude we live, over 7000 feet, and I added 10 degrees F more heat. We are enthusiastic, they were so good. Thanks for the recipe!

      2. You made my day Cecilia, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the mini brioches and that they turn out so well for you. Have a great day and you’re welcome 🙂

  33. Lily Lau says:

    Mini brioches, lovely! They look so tasty, I wish I could try them and right now! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Lily 🙂

  34. Linda, I love brioches and these are so cute and lovely.
    (BTW, My blog has moved to a new self-hosting site. I published a post a few hours ago. Can you see it in your Reader? If you do, I’m glad. If not, and you are willing to sign up for e-mail notifications, please do so at fae-magazine.com.) Thanks, 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Fae 🙂 I cannot see your new post on my reader but I just subscribed on your superb magazine for e-mail notifications! Have a wonderful weekend 😉

      1. Thank you, Linda! 🙂

      2. You’re welcome Fae 🙂

  35. safia-safou says:

    mmmmmmmmmmm absolument magnifique Linda ichahou bazaf 😉

    1. Chafti 😀 Il faut absoluement que tu essayes cette recette, tu vas l’adorer. Saha Safo xx

  36. Bonjour,
    ravi de voir mes petites recettes faire des émules et procurer autant de plaisir 😉 Pouvez-vous me contacter en MD. Belle journée.
    Nicolas Bernardé

    1. C’est à vous qu’il faut dire un grand merci Mr Nicolas Bernardé pour votre succulente recette de brioche 🙂 . Bonne journée à vous aussi.
      Linda.
      Je n’ai pas de MD mais voici mon contact email, lindaottawa@yahoo.com

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