No doubt I should be far more authentic and homely and do my own proving and kneading without the aid of a machine. Well I do sometimes, but I really like my breadmaker. This recipe is a simple extension of the basic brioche loaf recipe provided with the machine but I’ve added ground almonds and flavoured it with lemon and vanilla in line with some brioche that I’ve seen on sale in France.
I use a Panasonic breadmaker for this recipe, but for most other machines the liquid will need to go in first. I really like vanilla bean paste, but extract will do fine instead.
1 tsp dried, fast action yeast
1 tsp salt
½ tsp (or thereabouts) vanilla bean paste
100 g softened, unsalted butter
150 ml milk
Ideally, the ingredients should be at room temperature. Add the ingredients in the order stated and bake with the following settings:
Couldn’t be easier, really.