02 May Eastern brioche
Preparation time: 2h00
Cooking time: 30min
22 g of Saf-Instant yeast
500 g of flour
125 g of butter
75 g of sugar
1 tsp of salt
500 ml of warm water
4 tbsp of orange blossom water
1 egg for brushing
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead energetically until the dough is smooth and even.
Cover the dough and leave it to rest in a warm place away from any draughts for 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces, and roll them to form 3 long logs. Form a plait.
Make it into a crown shape. Place it on a baking tray lined with baking paper, cover and leave to double in size.
Brush with egg and sprinkle with pearl sugar and flaked almonds.
Bake in preheated oven at 190°C/Fan 170°C/Gas Mark 5 for 30 minutes, check it is baked by inserting the blade of a knife,
it will come out clean if cooked.