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Authentic Brioche

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (110° to 115°)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Water 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Soften yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.
Cream butter or margarine, sugar, and salt.
Add 1 cup of the flour and the milk to creamed mixture.
Separate one of the eggs; set egg white aside.
Blend egg yolk with the remaining 3 eggs.
Add eggs and softened yeast to creamed mixture; beat well.
By hand, stir in the remaining flour till smooth.
Turn into a lightly greased bowl.
Cover and let rise in a warm place till double (about 2 hours).
Refrigerate dough overnight.
Stir down.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
Divide dough into quarters; set one quarter aside.
Divide each of the remaining quarters into 8 pieces, making a total of 24.
With floured hands, form each piece into a ball, tucking under cut edges.
Place each in greased muffin cup.
Divide the reserved dough into 24 pieces; shape into smooth balls.
With floured finger, make an indentation in each large ball.
Press small balls into indentations.
Cover and let rise in a warm place till double (40 to 45 minutes).
Combine the reserved egg white and 1 tablespoon water; brush over rolls.
Bake at 375° about 15 minutes, brushing again with egg white mixture after 7 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread

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