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How to make brioche in a breadmaker

Basic Brioche Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 8


  • Breadmaker


  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp saffron strands
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 6 tbsp luke warm water
  • 125 ml/4floz/ melted butter cooled
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 450 g/16oz/3 cups strong white bread flour
  • tsps instant or fast acting dried yeast
  • melted butter and sugar to glaze


  • Heat the milk until just scalded then stir in the saffron strands and leave to cool. This gives the dough that lovely yellow colour of brioche.
  • Pour the milk infusion into the breadmaker bucket followed by the eggs, water, butter, sugar and salt.
  • Cover the liquid with the flour and sprinkle the yeast over, making sure it doesn't come into contact with the liquid.
  • Pop the bucket into your breadmaker and set to a basic white, small loaf programme with light colour.
  • Once the programme has finished, remove the loaf from the bucket and brush with the melted butter and sugar to glaze.