Added by kye in france | Mon 09 Mar 2009 @ 13:50
1 lb all-purpose flour
5 fl oz milk
2.5 oz melted unsalted butter
1 ounce granulated sugar
ľ oz vanilla sugar
Ĺ oz fresh yeast
1/3 oz salt
1 egg yolk to glaze
1 handful pink pralines, coarsely chopped
Stir yeast in tepid milk.
In a large mixing bowl, assemble flour, sugars and salt. Make a well, and add egg, melted butter and little, by little, the yeast/milk mixture.
Knead until you obtain a smooth dough.
Arrange the dough ball in a bowl, cover with kitchen towel and let rise for at least two hours (3 is even better).
Knead again to remove air from the dough. On a floured working board, divide dough into three equal loaves and braid them together.
Arrange braided brioche on a pastry sheet lined with parchment paper and let rise an additional hour.
Preheat oven 340įF.
Glaze brioche with egg yolk, decorate with pink pralines and bake for 25 minutes.