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Ensaymada (Brioche with Cheese)

  • 4 cups of flour (2 cups all purpose/ 2 cups bread flour) plus extra for dusting

  • 1/2 cup of sugar

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp rapid rise yeast

  • 2 tbsp powdered milk

  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon fresh milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 6 tbsp melted unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup melted butter for brushing

  • bread crumbs for dusting


  • 1 stick butter (creamed)

  • sugar to sprinkle

  • shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Instructions:
  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in the mixer bowl (flour,sugar,salt,yeast,powdered milk) \Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients (eggs, melted butter, fresh milk)

  2. With the dough hook attachment, knead the dough until smooth and elastic for about 10-15 minutes

  3. Cover with cling wrap and rest for 15 minutes

  4. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead for 1 minute

  5. Cut the dough into 20 pieces

  6. Flatten the dough into rectangular shape and brush the surface with butter

  7. Roll into a long log and twirl into shape and pinch to secure the shape

  8. Let it rise until double for about an hour covered with a damp cloth

  9. Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 18-20 minutes until slightly brown

  10. Let it cool then brush the creamed butter and sprinkle with sugar and grated cheese

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