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Chocolate And Apricot Brioche

CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BRIOCHE  

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Brioche is a luxurious way to start the day, or just a great treat for any time. It's really easy to make if you follow our recipe and you're sure to be popular if you share it around!


INGREDIENTS:

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 80 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp instant dried yeast
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 80 milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 extra egg for glazing
  • 2 handfuls dark chocolate chips
  • 1 handful dried apricots (chopped)

STEP-BY-STEP-GUIDE:

CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BRIOCHE | activate the yeast

activate the yeast

Dissolve the yeast into the warm milk by whisking together in a bowl.

CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BRIOCHE | make the dough

make the dough

Mix the flour, eggs, butter, salt and sugar together in a mixer with a dough hook until combined and dough like. Splash in the milk and continue to knead until smooth and elastic. It will be very sticky.

CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BRIOCHE | prove the dough

prove the dough

Transfer to a bowl and cover bowl with Clingfilm or a clean tea towel. Leave to rest in a warm place for 1-2 hours until it doubles in size.

CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BRIOCHE | flavour the dough

flavour the dough

Knock the air out of the dough and split into two. Add chocolate chips to half and the apricot pieces to the other, using a little flour dusted on a work surface.

CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BRIOCHE | shape and prove again

shape and prove again

Place the chocolate half into the bottom of a 900g loaf tin (lined if it isn’t non stick). Lay the apricot half on top of that, then cover again and leave to rise for 30mins.

CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BRIOCHE | preheat the oven

preheat the oven

Preheat an oven to 180?C

CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BRIOCHE | brush and bake the loaf

brush and bake the loaf

Brush the risen dough with the egg wash. Bake for 30mins.

CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BRIOCHE | Rest, then serve!

Rest, then serve!

Leave to rest for 20 minutes before turning out the tin to cool. Slice pieces to eat whilst still warm for best results.


COMMENTS:


anana

It's Saturday and I got up at 6am to make these awesome little buns for breakfast. There's a square of orange flavoured dark chocolate hidden in each one. What a way to start a day!


thehungrymedic

A wonderfully light and refreshing apricot cake with a yeast dough base - a perfect treat to get the Spring cleaning started!



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