poor man's brioches...

These brioches contain 20% butter to flour. They are still rich, but are firmer and less buttery. I add chocolate chips, raisins and a pinch of saffron to give them the sweet aromatic flavor.


- 1/2 ts. active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup milk, luck warm (90-100 degree F)
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup unsaulted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup raisins
- pinch of saffron
- 1 egg for egg wash


1. Preheat the over to 375 degree F. Grease 12 muffin tins.
2. Combine yeast and milk, leave for 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup of flour and beat until smooth.
3. Beat in eggs, sugar and salt, then add the remaining flour and mix until take-up.
4. Cover the dough with plasstic wrap, ferment for 45 minutes.
5. Beat in butter, chocolate chips, raisins and saffron.
6. Fill the mold half way, proof for 20 minutes.
7. Brush each brioche with the beaten egg and bake for 15-20 minutes.
8. Cool in molds for 5 minutes, then transfer to cool on a rack.


amanda said...

oooh chocolate chips in brioche?! send some my way please :)

Anonymous said...

These look good but... funny to call them "poor man's brioche" when they have saffron in them! :0

Thip said...

I should explain more about the name. :)
Poor man's brioche is the type of brioche that contains 20%-25% butter to flour. Another type of brioche is rich man's brioche which contains 70% butter or more to flour.

Thip said...

Hey, Amanda. Your brioches look delicious too. :)

Vanillaorchid said...

wowwwwwwwwwww.... they are absolutely yummy ka.

Wanna have some for breakfast!!


cakewardrobe said...

Oh no! You got me thinking of tomorrow morning's breakfast! Gosh, food blogging is bad for my tummy.. Oh well.. chomp chomp :)

mattwright said...

These look so darn good. Man, I am now hungry. Thanks for that.

Thip said...

Thanks, mattwright. I'll try to experiment with RAW photo. :)


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