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Sweet brioche as Easter bread – yeast plait

Prep time: 5 minutes | Baking time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Our favorite and simple brioche recipe for delicious sweet brioche bread and yeast plait as Easter bread for our traditional Easter breakfast. Soft and fluffy simply delicious with jam, eggs, cheese, sausage or chocolate spread. Optionally also bake with almonds or raisins.
Sweet brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - Recipe sweet Brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - simply made as Brioche - Delicious Easter bread as sweet Brioche and simple yeast plait for Easter breakfast or brunch at Easter. Fluffy and pure, but also with almonds or raisins

Sweet brioche as Easter bread – yeast plait

5 from 1 vote
Prep time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes
Our favorite and simple brioche recipe for delicious sweet brioche bread and yeast plait as Easter bread for our traditional Easter breakfast. Soft and fluffy simply delicious with jam, eggs, cheese, sausage or chocolate spread. Optionally also bake with almonds or raisins.

Sweet brioche as Easter bread – yeast plait

5 from 1 vote

This post is also available in: German

Ingredients
 
Yeast dough
  • 500 g cake flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 125 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) soft
  • 250 ml whole milk 3,5% lukewarm
  • 1 egg
  • 7 g instant yeast
  • 0,5 tsp salt
Topping
  • 25 g almonds, sliced
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp whole milk 3,5%

This post is also available in: Deutsch (German)

Brioche are delicious soft and sweet breads that simply belong to a good breakfast and Easter breakfast with Easter bread. Juicy fresh bread tastes best homemade. Our fresh brioche bread comes in many variations on our breakfast table. I would like to show you how easy it is to bake a delicious yeast plait from sweet Brioche dough. For Easter, we have this Easter bread with sweet powdered sugar icing and sliced almonds.

Instructions for the preparation of the sweet brioche

Put the egg, warm milk and soft butter in a mixing bowl and mix briefly. Add the sugar, salt, flour and dry yeast and mix until everything is blended. Be careful – the longer you mix, the firmer the dough will be.

Now cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm air protected place (e.g. kitchen cupboard/oven) for about an hour. The dough has now increased in size and can be placed in a greased bread baking pan.

Now bake the brioche for 30-35 minutes at 200°C (top and bottom heat) and then let it cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the pan. After cooling, you can brush the sweet Brioche with powdered sugar glaze made of powdered sugar and milk (or water) and sprinkle with blanched sliced almonds. However, the bread also tastes good plain.

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If you like the sweet brioche and yeast plait, especially as Easter bread, a little softer and softer, then you can add another egg to the dough. This will keep the Easter bread fresh and fluffy throughout the holidays.

What do eggs do in yeast dough?

Eggs are important in yeast dough for the best baking results. Simply put, yeast bread becomes a little softer and more cake-like-yummy with one more egg. The egg yolk helps to combine liquid and fat (has an emulsifying effect). Eggs increase the volume and increase the fermentation stability. The crust becomes more fine-pored and brown. Overall, yeast breads with more eggs are fluffier and fresher longer.

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Basic recipe for simple sweet brioche with yeast. Quick and easy, this dough is mixed and it’s in the oven for the next morning. It tastes great plain or enhanced with powdered sugar and sliced almonds. The basic dough for Easter bread is also suitable for a raisin Brioche or almond Brioche. At and Easter often come all three variants on the breakfast table.

However, the simple sweet brioche is the best Easter bread. The bread slices are more stable than normal sweet Brioche and therefore holds out a little more weight, for example, if you want egg slices as a topping.

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Really delicious tastes us the Easter bread with homemade jam or cheese and sausage. Children will want to try the version with chocolate spread.

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On our table on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are also delicious fruit bowls with fresh strawberries. In addition, fresh mint and delicious coffee, as well as some Easter decorations and, of course, many colorful and self-colored eggs.

It is also very nice when you can offer a dark whole wheat bread to go with the sweet contrast. It also looks cute if you place a few muffins on the table, even if they are probably not eaten, the bread is just too delicious. The muffins are then still as an addition in the afternoon or as food for the return trip.

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In the afternoon there is then usually a delicious strawberry cake with cream and a long walk. Especially with all the special breads, we like to sit together for a long time and you always take another slice of Easter bread and sweet brioche after.

Easter bread is really fresh if you prepare the different yeast breads in the evening and then let them rise overnight and put them in the oven first thing in the morning. You can also put three loaves in the oven at the same time. After 30 minutes plus some cooling time you can already eat the breads.

Recipe sweet brioche as Easter bread and yeast plait

5 from 1 vote
Sweet brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - Recipe sweet Brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - simply made as Brioche - Delicious Easter bread as sweet Brioche and simple yeast plait for Easter breakfast or brunch at Easter. Fluffy and pure, but also with almonds or raisins
Our favorite and simple brioche recipe for delicious sweet brioche bread and yeast plait as Easter bread for our traditional Easter breakfast. Soft and fluffy simply delicious with jam, eggs, cheese, sausage or chocolate spread. Optionally also bake with almonds or raisins.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Waiting Time 1 hour
Baking time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Breads & Brioches, Breakfast
Cuisine German
Servings 24 slices
Calories 145 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer
  • 1 dough scraper
  • 1 loaf pan
  • 1 yeast plait baking pan

Ingredients
 
 

Yeast dough

  • 500 g cake flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 125 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) soft
  • 250 ml whole milk 3,5% lukewarm
  • 1 egg
  • 7 g instant yeast
  • 0,5 tsp salt

Topping

  • 25 g almonds, sliced
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp whole milk 3,5%

Recipe-Instruction
 

  • Place egg, warm milk and fluffy butter in a mixing bowl – mix briefly.
    125 g (4.40 oz) margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower)
    250 ml (1 cups) whole milk 3,5%
    1 egg
    Sweet brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - Recipe sweet Brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - simply made as Brioche - Delicious Easter bread as sweet Brioche and simple yeast plait for Easter breakfast or brunch at Easter. Fluffy and pure, but also with almonds or raisins
  • Add sugar, salt, flour and dry yeast and mix until everything is blended.
    500 g (4 cups) cake flour
    100 g (½ cups) sugar
    0,5 tsp (½ tsp) salt
    7 g (3 tsp) instant yeast
    Sweet brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - Recipe sweet Brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - simply made as Brioche - Delicious Easter bread as sweet Brioche and simple yeast plait for Easter breakfast or brunch at Easter. Fluffy and pure, but also with almonds or raisins
  • Now cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm draft-proof place (e.g. kitchen cabinet/oven) for about an hour. Start 60 minutes timer here
    Sweet brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - Recipe sweet Brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - simply made as Brioche - Delicious Easter bread as sweet Brioche and simple yeast plait for Easter breakfast or brunch at Easter. Fluffy and pure, but also with almonds or raisins
  • The dough has now increased in size and can be placed in a greased bread baking pan.
    Sweet brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - Recipe sweet Brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - simply made as Brioche - Delicious Easter bread as sweet Brioche and simple yeast plait for Easter breakfast or brunch at Easter. Fluffy and pure, but also with almonds or raisins
  • Bake the Brioche for 30-35 minutes at 200 °C and let it cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the pan. Start 30 minutes timer here
  • After cooling, you can brush the sweet brioche with powdered sugar glaze made from powdered sugar and milk (or water) and sprinkle with blanched sliced almonds. However, the bread also tastes good on its own.
    3 tbsp powdered sugar
    1 tbsp whole milk 3,5%
    25 g (⅕ cups) almonds, sliced
    Sweet brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - Recipe sweet Brioche as Easter bread - yeast plait for Easter breakfast - simply made as Brioche - Delicious Easter bread as sweet Brioche and simple yeast plait for Easter breakfast or brunch at Easter. Fluffy and pure, but also with almonds or raisins

Notes

For a raisin Brioche, add about 200g of raisins to the dough. For an almond loaf, you like to use 150g of chopped almonds in the dough. However, the additions make the Easter bread a little more unstable for the bread topping.
You are also welcome to use special bread pans for baking. We like to use a yeast plait baking pan or knot the dough directly as a yeast plait. If the baking pan is already filled to the top when you fill it, you should take off some dough.
Since the yeast will puff up a bit more in the oven, it may happen that the dough runs onto the oven floor. We then simply use the dough for a few Brioche muffins, which we then place directly on the plates at breakfast.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Recipe sweet brioche as Easter bread and yeast plait
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 217IU4%
Vitamin C 0.01mg0%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword braided yeast bun, brioche, brioche bread, brunch, Easter, fluffy yeast bread, soft bread, sweet bread, tender bread, white bread, yeast bread, yeast dough
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If you want the dough to rise faster, it is a good idea to heat the oven briefly to about 45°C and then turn it off and let the dough rise at that temperature. We like to use our yeast plait form at Easter, but of course we don’t only bake this Brioche at Easter. It is with us on many special weekends because it is so versatile. Have fun trying it out and “Happy Easter” if you bake a special Easter variety…

Ingredients

Yeast dough
  • 500 g cake flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 125 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) soft
  • 250 ml whole milk 3,5% lukewarm
  • 1 egg
  • 7 g instant yeast
  • 0,5 tsp salt
Topping
  • 25 g almonds, sliced
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp whole milk 3,5%

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