Chocolate Swirl Brioche

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    Total Time
    3hrs 50mins
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based on 2 ratings

Rich brioche loaf, with a cinnamon-chocolate swirl. Best eaten the same day, or use leftovers for extra special french toast or bread pudding

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Active dried yeast icon
    Active dried yeast
    1¾ tsp
  • Sugar icon
    25g (about 2 tbsp)
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    250g (about 2 cups)
  • Egg icon
    130g (about 2½)
  • Milk icon
    50ml (3½ tbsp)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    140g (about ½ cup)
  • Dark chocolate icon
    Dark chocolate
    125g (about ¾ cup)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    about ¾ tablespoon (6g)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Milk icon
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Loaf pan - 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5"
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Stand mixer bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Add active dried yeast, sugar and bread flour to a clean stand mixer bowl
  2. Whisk together
  3. Place a clean medium bowl on drop
  4. Add egg to the medium bowl
  5. Whisk briefly and set aside
  6. Add milk to a clean saucepan
  7. Heat until lukewarm
  8. Transfer milk mixture to eggs
  9. Turn on - low speed
  10. Mix eggs into dough gradually
  11. Mix until elastic - 8 min
  12. Add unsalted butter to the dough
  13. Mix until smooth - 5 min
  14. Transfer dough to medium bowl
  15. Let rise until doubled - 1 hr 30 min
  16. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  17. Flatten stand mixer bowl
  18. Prepare a clean loaf pan
  19. Add dark chocolate and ground cinnamon to a clean small bowl
  20. Mix together
  21. Spread chocolate mixture with stand mixer bowl
  22. Roll gently
  23. Transfer dough to loaf pan
  24. Leave - 1 hr
  25. Pre-heat oven - 190°C
  26. Add egg and milk to a clean small bowl
  27. Mix together
  28. Pour glaze into bread
  29. Sprinkle with sea salt
  30. Bake - 30 min, 190°C
  31. Transfer onto cooling rack
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