Three Berry & Chia Brioche Loaf

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  • Vegetarian Recipe

Makes one large loaf, or two small loaves

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 50ml milk, warm
  • 250g high grade flour, plus extra if needed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp Anathoth Farm Three Berry Jam
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

METHOD

  1. Place sugar and yeast in a small bowl and pour over milk.
  2. Leave in a warm place until the yeast is frothy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sift flour and salt into bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook.  Add eggs and frothy yeast mixture. Mix until dough is smooth.
  4. Add softened butter gradually and continue mixing until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add Three Berry Jam and chia seeds and just mix through. Add in a little extra flour if the dough is too sticky but remember ‘the wetter the better’ and it will firm up when the butter hardens.
  5. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turn dough over to coat surface in oil, cover with plastic wrap and a clean tea towel and leave in a warm, draught-free spot for 1 ½ hours until nearly doubled in size.
  6. Knock the dough back, then return to the lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 hours to allow dough to firm up.
  7. Remove dough from the fridge and turn out onto a lightly-floured bench top. Shape into a loaf and place in prepared tin or tins. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm spot for 1 – 1 ½ hours to prove (until the dough fills the tin).
  8. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 190°C.
  9. For a large loaf -  remove plastic wrap and place brioche loaf in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes until dark brown on top and when the brioche loaf is tapped on the base it sounds hollow.  Cool on a wire rack.
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