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brioche bread

Easy Brioche Bread

This easy brioche bread recipe will help you make bakery-worthy brioche with ease. Fluffy, airy, and perfect for everything from sandwiches to 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 the warm (110°F) milk with yeast, sugar, and two cups of flour. Whisk the 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 the eggs together. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and melted butter to the dough mixture. Whisk in the remaining flour in small portions. 
    Bowls with dough starter for brioche bread
  • Knead the dough by hand or in a stand 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 and divide it into two even pieces. Next, divide each piece into three pieces. Roll each piece 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 it with a towel, and let it rise for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and water to create the egg wash. Brush the brioche with the egg wash.
    Brioche Bread raising on a tray
  • Bake the brioche at 350°F for about 30 minutes or until the bread is golden brown. 
    Brioche slices with jam


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