There's nothing quite like home-baked fresh brioche! The sweet dough is enriched with butter and eggs, allowed to prove overnight, shaped and then baked. Enjoy as is or with lashings of jam and butter.
Fresh yeast can be difficult to find, but you can always ask your local bakery in a pinch. To use dried active baking yeast instead, use 7g (about 2 1/4 teaspoons) dissolved in 1 to 2 teaspoons of water.
Something else. This was truly a really simple recipe. Though it certainly took more than a tsp of tepid water to dissolve 2 sachets of yeast. I used more like 3 tbs. I also added raisins and cinnamon when folding the dough and sprinkled golden granulated sugar over the top before baking instead of using the sugar glaze. Will definitely be making this again. - 16 Jan 2011
good but is it strong plain flour or normal plain flour? - 15 Jun 2013
Um, not bad but my insistence on following a brand new (to me) recipe to the letter meant it left a lot to be desired. As someone else had mentioned, more water needs to be added to the yeast. I will try at *least* a tbsp if I make this again - 31 Oct 2013