This Peach Brioche Bread Recipe is a twist on the classic French version made with fresh peach preserves. Soft and rich, this bread screams breakfast with an extra slathering of jam or nut butter. Best eaten warm straight out of the oven with coffee or milk. Or, if your craving french toast, this is the bread to use!
What is Brioche Bread?
Brioche Bread is a French Pastry using a highly enriched dough with lots of eggs and butter. The incorporation of butter to the yeast dough creates a rich tender crumb texture. Brioche baked in a loaf pan requires two proofs or resting periods, to allow the yeast to ferment and rise the dough. You can’t hurry this process so allow yourself some time to make this delicious bread!
What do I need to make Peach Brioche?
- Stand Mixer
- Loaf Pan
- Rolling Pin
- Bench Scraper
- Peach Preserves (can easily substitute other flavors)
Recipe adapted from Bake From Scratch Strawberry Brioche.
Peach Brioche Bread
- 3 cups (375 g) All Purpose Flour
- ¼ cup (50 g) Organic Sugar
- 2 ¼ tsp Active Dry Yeast
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup (120 g) warm Unsweetened Almond Milk
- ¾ cup (170 g) Unsalted Butter, softened
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon powder
- Peach Preserves
- 1 egg white
- 1 Tbsp water
- Whole Oats for sprinkling
- Add flour, sugar, yeast, and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using paddle attachment, mix ingredients together at low speed.
- Pour in eggs and milk slowly. Increase speed to medium high and beat the mixture until a dough is formed. (5-7 min.)
- Test gluten formation in the dough by tearing off a small piece and stretching up towards the light. If light is visible through the dough without it breaking, its ready. This is known as the Windowpane test. If not, beat for a couple more minutes and test again.
- Change mixing attachment to the dough hook.
- Beating at medium-high speed add in a third of the butter. Allow butter to fully incorporate into the dough. Repeat with remaining butter, a third at a time.
- Continue to work the dough until pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Transfer dough to medium bowl that has a light coating of cooking spray. Make sure to scrape all the dough out of the mixing bowl as it will be a but sticky.
- This is a moist dough, no need to add more flour. Working the dough will help it gain a stronger structure.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm draft free location. Allow dough to proof and double in size. (1-2 hrs)
- Next, place bowl with dough in the refrigerator for 30 min. Chilling the dough helps to enhance the flavors.
- (Dough can be left in fridge overnight. Make sure to set out and warm to room temp before continuing the next day.)
- Prepare 9×5 inch loaf pan. (Spray with cooking or baling spray and line with two strips of parchment paper. Allow excess paper to fold over the side. This will help you lift loaf from pan without flipping over.)
- Make egg wash by stirring together egg white and water with a fork in a cup or small bowl.
- Place dough on a heavily floured surface and punch out an excess air.
- Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 16×12 in rectangle.
- Brush egg wash on the far edges of the dough. This will help when pressing the sides together.
- Spread peach preserves in a thin layer across the dough, leaving a 1- inch border. (Too much preserves and it will leak out when rolling.)
- Sprinkle cinnamon powder evenly across the peach preserves.
- Starting with the shorter 12 in. side, roll the dough inwardly to create a large log. (Try to tuck as you go to prevent loss of preserves.)
- Press the seam together with fingertips.
- Gently shift log to over so the seam is not on top.
- Take a bench scraper and slice the log lengthwise into to pieces.
- Rotate the open sides upwards to expose the preserves to the top.
- Twist the two pieces together slowly. Pinch the end pieces together.
- Carefully transport the dough into loaf pan.
- Brush dough (not open preserve sections) with a thin coat of egg wash.
- Sprinkle loaf with oats.
- Loosely cover with plastic wrap and set in warm location for a second rise (~ 1hr).
- Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
- Bake loaf for 20 min.
- Remove and add a loose cover of aluminum foil to prevent over browning the top of the loaf.
- Continue baking for an additional 45-60 minutes. Or until baking thermometer inserted into middle reads 190F (88 C). Any cooler and you will have an uncooked doughy center.
- Place loaf pan on cooling rack for 10 min.
- Grab strips of parchment paper and lift loaf from the pan.
- Continue to cool on rack another 10 min.
- Transfer to serving dish and slice!!