French Brioche


A rich eggy bread, made easier by preparing the dough in the bread machine.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
1 to 2 - pound loaf


  • cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 3 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Place the first seven ingredients in bread machine in order suggested by your manufacturer. Select dough cycle.

  2. Turn finished dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead 5 to 10 times. Separate into 2 or 3 pieces. Roll with hands into strips. Braid or twist strips together. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Set aside to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together 1 egg white and the water. Brush onto the top of the loaf.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until deep golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
11g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.