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brioche bread

Easy Brioche Bread

This Easiest Brioche Bread is so airy and flaky that it literally melts in your mouth. It works perfect for jelly sandwiches or French toast.
Course Bread
Cuisine French
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 2697kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


Brushing tops

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp water


  • Prepare ingredients for brioche bread.
    Ingredients for brioche
  • Combine warm (110°F) milk together with yeast, sugar and two cups of flour. Whisk ingredients together. Cover the bowl with a towel and set it aside in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
    Brioche bread dough starter in a bowl
  • In a separate bowl whisk eggs together. Add eggs, vanilla and melted butter to the dough mixture. Whisk in remaining flour in small portions. 
    Bowls with dough starter for brioche bread
  • Knead the dough by hand or your mixer until it becomes elastic.This will take about 10-15 minutes. Cover the dough and let it rise for about an hour.
    Brioche Bread dough in a bowl
  • Remove the dough from the bowl, divide it into two even pieces, then divide each piece divide into three pieces. Roll them out into a long rope. connect the ends of the ropes together and braid them. 
    Brioche knitting on a board
  • Place braided brioche on a lined baking sheet, cover and let it rise for 30 minutes. Brush brioche with egg and water mixture. 
    Brioche Bread raising on a tray
  • Bake brioche at 350°F for about 30 minutes or until the bread is golden brown. 
    Brioche slices with jam


Note: The dough texture should still be soft and slightly sticky. You may need to add more flour, depending on the brand you use. 
Hot Tip: Use Bob's Redmill flour or Canadian brands, they will give you the best result. 


Calories: 2697kcal | Carbohydrates: 402g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 57g | Cholesterol: 321mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 863mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 114g | Vitamin A: 3015IU | Calcium: 368mg | Iron: 18mg