Lemon and Raspberry Brioche

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1/2 cup milk, warmed
1 1/2 teaspoons active yeast granules
1 tablespoon sugar
2 egg yolks
1 egg
3 cups high grade flour (more if mixture is too sticky)
75 g butter, softened
1/2 cup lemon curd
1 punnet raspberries
1/2 cup coconut thread


Combine milk, yeast and sugar in a small bowl and leave until the yeast froths – approximately 5 minutes.
Lightly whisk egg yolks and egg and stir into milk mixture.

Place the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour in the liquid along with the butter and mix well until mixture forms a dough.

Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic, I use a cake mixer with a dough hook ( The dough is soft in texture and will be a little stickier than bread dough). Place dough in a bowl, cover and sit in a warm spot for 1 hour until doubled in bulk.

Preheat the oven to 180 C.

Turn the dough out and roll into a rectangle approximately 20 cm x 40 cm. Spread dough with lemon curd and sprinkle with raspberries.

Starting from the longest side roll dough into a log and then slice into 4 cm pieces. Place the dough with cut side facing up into non stick muffin or brioche moulds.

Brush with egg if desired and sprinkle with coconut.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden.

* If using frozen raspberries then sprinkle with icing sugar as they are generally tart.

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6 thoughts on “Lemon and Raspberry Brioche

  1. Wow I made these and they turned out very well – I used blueberries instead of raspberries. I made my own lemon curd to go on them, here’s the recipe:
    1/2 cup sugar
    50g butter
    1 egg
    juice of 1 lemon (small)
    zest of 2 lemons (small)
    Dice butter, beat egg gently. mix all ingredients in a double boiler (a small saucepan filled with boiling water with a heatproof bowl on top). Cook slowly until thickened (about 15 min).
    Use 2/3 of this to make the brioches, and drizzle the rest on top as a glaze before putting them in the oven.
    The brioches are approx 510 calories each made in this way. I made 6 large ones.