For many people a bread called Brioche is an intimidating recipe, but it’s actually very easy to make in your bread machine. It’s a very rich bread made with milk, sugar, eggs and lots of butter. The result is a very fine texture that has a soft crumb and is flaky on the outside. Brioche is often used as a base for French toast or bread puddings but makes a great accompaniment to any meal at any time of day. It goes particularly well with savory dishes like stews or steaks and is always welcome at a barbecue with chicken or pork.
Add all ingredients except the butter to the bread pan in the order indicated in the recipe but reserve the butter.
Set for the basic white bread setting. 10 minutes before the end of the first kneading cycle add the butter one tablespoon at a time with each added one minute apart.
Once the cycle is complete, let the loaf rise and bake and then let rest in the machine for 20 minutes.