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

Source: Our Journey to a Simple Life
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