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Brioche Recipe for the Bread Machine

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Making your own bread at home is not only fun and easy, it can save you lots of money and a trip to the store!

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Funny story about the day I baked this bread. My friend Elaine has a new podcast to help bloggers called Dishing with Delishes. It is very informative and the day I baked this bread I was listening to her podcast with Casey Markee, from MediaWyse, a very well known SEO expert.

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He was so interesting (and I forgot to set the oven timer), that I nearly burned my brioche! I ran in at the very last minute! Tragedy narrowly averted! If you are a blogger, you really should check out this podcast. Just remember to set the timer!! 🙂

This is the tastiest treat and is easiest yeast bread imaginable.

What you need

  • flour – you can use all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • warm milk
  • butter
  • salt
  • sugar
  • yeast

Can you make bread without a machine?

The short answer is yes. You can use your stand mixer with a dough hook to make bread dough. The dough should be kneaded for about 10 minutes on setting number two of a kitchenaid mixer.

You can also mix it and knead it by hand. It is not hard, just a bit more work. If kneading by hand, knead for 10 minutes.

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How to make brioche with a bread machine

  1. Place all ingredients, in the order given by the manufacturer’s instructions, in to bread machine.
  2. Start dough cycle.
  3. When cycle is done, place dough on flour dusted board.
  4. Cut dough in half, shape into loaf.
  5. Spray bread pans with non stick cooking spray. Place dough in bread pan. Cover with clean kitchen towel.
  6. Place in warm area of kitchen and allow dough to rise for 30-40 minutes, until doubled in size.
  7. Bake at 400°F for about 30 minutes, until bread is golden.
  8. See recipe notes for additional tips.
Slices of brioche with a butter knife.


How to make it with mixer

  1. Melt butter.
  2. Place dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
  3. Add warmed wet ingredients. *See recipe notes
  4. Mix together.
  5. Place dough on mixer stand equipped with dough hook.
  6. Knead on speed 2 (low) for Kitchenaid stand mixer, for 10 minutes. Dough should be smooth and elastic, when done kneading. Clean and grease bowl. Place dough in bowl.
  7. Cover bowl with kitchen towel. Let dough rise, in warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour until doubled in size. Melted butter in bowl. Dry ingredients, yeast added to large bowl. Wet ingredients add. Dough mixed up. Dough before kneading. Dough after kneading. Dough added to greased bowl.Pin
  8. Once dough has risen, cut in half and punch it down.
  9. Roll up dough, then pinch seams on the bottom.
  10. Place loaves in greased bread pans.
  11. Cover dough, let dough rise until doubled again, in a warm spot.
  12. Brush with melted butter.Dough after proofing, cut in half. Loaves shaped & seams pinched. Dough placed in bread pans. Dough after rising. Dough brushed with melted butter.Pin

Bake at 400°F for 30-40 minutes, until golden. Internal temperature should measure 190°F.

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How to use this brioche

  • your favorite sandwiches
  • toast
  • French toast
  • make brioche buns, for instructions on how to form them see our sourdough bun recipe
  • use it as a dessert and make a bread pudding
  • if the bread gets stale use it for homemade croutons

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Enjoy. And have fun cooking!

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Rich White Bread (Brioche) for the Bread Machine

My bread machine is one of my favorite kitchen tools! It makes it so easy to make delicious bread at home!
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 20 slices
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $2



  • Warm milk to between 105-115°F. Place kneading paddle in your bread machine. Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order given in the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Turn bread maker on dough only mode.
  • Use no stick spray or butter to grease 2 bread pans.
  • When dough has risen in bread machine, remove it onto a floured cutting board. Knead dough to remove all of the air. Cut the dough in half. Form each into loaf shapes. Place in greased or parchment paper lined pans, seam side down. 
  • Turn oven on low and set breads near the vent to rise again. Usually about 30 minutes. Until dough almost reaches the top of the bread pans. 
  • If you want a crispy crust, brush the top of the loaves with cold water. For a softer crust, brush the top with melted butter or a bit of oil.
  • Increase oven temperature to 400°F. Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown. Internal temperature should be 200°F. You can also rap the top of the bread with your knuckle, if it sounds hollow, it is done. 
  • Cool bread on a wire rack.
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Tips for yeast breads:
You can “bloom” yeast in water or milk and sugar to see if it is still active. Liquid should be very warm. Add yeast to milk and a tablespoon of sugar. Mix lightly. Allow to bloom for 5-10 minutes. Yeast will bubble and look frothy. Proceed with recipe.
Always check package of yeast for recommended temperature of liquid, different types and brands bloom best at different temps.
Don’t rush the rising process. Dough should be doubled in the pan.
Rise dough in a warm spot, covered with a clean kitchen towel. I usually turn the oven on low and place the rising dough near the exhaust of the oven. Not directly under the exhaust, but on top of the stove.
General Baking Tips:
Always measure dry ingredients with a dry measuring cup. Measure with dry measuring cups or weigh dry ingredients.
Always measure liquid ingredients with liquid measuring cup
Never break eggs directly into recipe ingredients. Break eggs into a separate bowl, in case you get any shells, so that you can pull them out.
Make sure that you know what temperature your oven is set at. Buy an oven thermometer and check oven temperature regularly.
Always check baked goods, like cakes or quick breads with cake tester, placed in center. If the tester comes out clean, it’s done.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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    1. Hi there. I use the milk and butter for a substitute for eggs. There are no eggs in this recipe. Thanks for checking out the recipe!

    1. Sorry about the late response, I was out of town! But, you absolutely CAN bake it the machine! Thank you!

  1. 5 stars
    My podcast was so interesting that I “almost” caused you to burn your brioche??? I can’t think of a better compliment. LOL.

    Thanks so much for listening to the podcast and I hope it was helpful. This bread looks amazing. Keep up the great work!

    1. It was very interesting and super informative! You are a great help to all of us food bloggers!! Thanks for all you do, Casey!!

  2. 5 stars
    I really should bake more bread at hme, this looks glorious… I don’t because neither my wife or I have any self control so whole loaves tend to ‘disappear’ before they have even cooled 😮

  3. 5 stars
    I love kneading my bread, it’s so rewarding and therapeutic. I assume a bread maker it’s a lot easier. A great recipe, I’ll get kneading soon. I just love brioches. Yumm! This makes me hungry right now. Nothing compares with home bread making. Oh, that smell …. amazing. ????????

    1. Without a doubt, one of the best smells in the world! I don’t mind kneading but the machine make it easier to set it and forget it for an hour and a half! Thanks, Ramona!

  4. 5 stars
    I never would have thought you could make brioche in a bread machine. Do people still use bread machines? It seems like I haven’t seen them for a while. I never owned one, but I LOVE making bread every now and again!

  5. 5 stars
    I love brioche! Especially homemade! When I moved from CA back to the east coast, I sold my bread maker since we were driving all our stuff across country. I miss it and need to get another! This is a great recipe Beth and I really look forward to making it. I’ll have to do all the kneading myself though 🙂 . And thanks also for the shout out to my podcast!

  6. 5 stars
    Brioche is such a lovely light bread, perfect served warm with a little butter and homemade jam. Baking bread is a funny thing, to get the timing just right. So easy to go that little overtime; am glad you caught it before you ended up with a loaf of charcoal.

  7. 5 stars
    There is nothing like waking up to the smell of fresh white bread. I love brioche with soft butter and jam.. especially when it’s hot and the butter melts.. oh yum..!

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