Brioche Dough – Part 1 of 3 ~ Making the dough

There I was a few days before Christmas trying to figure out a better way to make cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning.  Knowing that my friend Melissa uses the Artisan Bread In 5 Minutes a Day and that she just tweeted about making cinnamon rolls for the neighbors I asked her what she uses as her dough.  She promptly replies ” ABi5 brioche dough“.  As I panic to find the recipe I discover many post where you can use this dough to make doughnuts, dinner rolls, brioche rolls, tarts and of course cinnamon rolls.  The best news is that she tells me I have 10 days, yes 10 days to use up the dough or I need to freeze it.  OMG!  AMAZING!  So let’s get going with the dough and when I come later you can see what I have made from it. 


1 1/2   Cups lukewarm water
1 1/2    Tablespoons granulated yeast (2 packets)
1 1/2    Tablespoons of course salt
8            Large eggs
1/2       Cup honey ( I am so excited as I have local honey 1 mile away from my home)
1 1/2    Cups melted butter (3 sticks)
7 1/2    Cups unbleached all purpose flour

Beatrice is providing the recipe and the ingredients are all ready. 

You are going to love this part.  In your mixer bowl put the water, yeast, salt, honey and eggs on top add the flour and pour the melted butter on top of the flour.  Place on your mixer, using the paddle start out on slow until the flour gets incorporated then working your way up to medium.  After about 30 seconds, stop and scrape the bowl with a spatula, change to the dough hook mix again for 30 seconds.  TADA!  You have dough.  Now put your dough in a “bucket” and let it rest on the counter for a couple hours (at least 2).

_IGP7621a Apparently my bucket isn’t big enough -> WP_000035

So what did we do with all this dough? Well I have a couple other post for you to enjoy.  The only problem I have with this bread, of all things it’s got so many calories.  EGGS, HONEY -> this is why it is an enriched bread.

I found this recipe on the web posted on serveral websites without credit.  I can’t say for sure WHO came up with the recipe but ABI5 has done an excellent job with this method and has a great website.  I have bought their first book and am considering the newest “Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day”.

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