Delicious Sweet Brioche Recipe

Baking with yeast is as easy as can be once you have the right recipe and very fresh yeast.Try making these cinnamon brioche for your Valentine breakfast or morning tea!


1/2 cup warm milk
1 1/2 teaspoons active yeast granules
1 tablespoon sugar
2 egg yolks (Size 6 eggs preferably)
1 egg
2 cups flour (you may need a little more)
75 g butter, softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar


1. Combine milk, yeast and sugar in a small bowl and leave until the yeast froths – approximately 5 minutes. Lightly whisk egg yolks and egg and stir into milk mixture.

2. Place the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour in the liquid along with the butter and mix well until mixture forms a dough.

3. Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic, I use a cake mixer with a dough hook ( The dough is soft in texture and will be a little stickier than bread dough). Place dough in a bowl, cover and sit in a warm spot for 1 hour until doubled in bulk.

4. Preheat the oven to 180 C.

5. Turn the dough out and roll into a rectangle approximately 20 cm x 40 cm. Sprinkle dough with combined cinnamon and brown sugar.

6. Starting from the longest side roll dough into a log and then slice into 4 cm pieces. Place the dough with cut side facing up into non stick muffin or brioche moulds.

7. Brush with egg if desired and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden.

By Helen Jackson,