I've decided to make a brioche loaf this week for the boy's school lunch....
• 500g Strong Bread flour
• pinch of salt
• 2 tsp instant dried yeast
• 1 cup milk
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 3 egg yolks plus 4 whole eggs, lightly beaten
• 150g softened butter
Mix flour, salt and yeast. Warm milk and sugar slightly, stirring, until sugar has dissolved, then allow to cool a little. Mix flour, salt and yeast in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Combine egg yolks and warm milk mixture. Make a well in flour, then pour in liquid and mix to a dough. Work until dough forms a smooth ball, about 10 minutes. Continue beating while adding butter in two lots. The dough should be shiny and smooth and will come away cleanly from sides of bowl.
Cover bowl with a clean cloth and leave dough to double in size in a draught-free place for about two hours. Knock back dough, tip onto workbench and briefly knead by hand. Shape loaf shape in greased tin.
Allow to rise again, covered, for one hour, apply egg wash.
Bake at 180C for 30 minutes. Extra little loaf for the 3 year old....
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