Honey and Walnut Brioche Bread
This Honey and Walnut Brioche Bread is worth all the effort. Especially for that super soft, buttery, honey and walnut packed deliciousness. I cannot get enough of the swirly honey, and walnut hidden in every bite. This brioche bread is great to have on its own, smeared with some more liquid honey, with a warm cup of tea or a strong coffee.
The Buttery Brioche
Making bread can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! Take it from someone who used to be terrified of working with dough. However, with a little patience and by following the directions (super important!), it’s not so bad.
It’s an extra bonus if you have a stand mixer, all the ingredients go into one bowl, the butter comes last and just let the mixer do its thing. This brioche recipe is just enough for one loaf. It tastes so amazing when it is warm and fresh out of the oven.
Let it rest
A big part of this Honey and Walnut Brioche Bread making process is the waiting time for the dough to rise. The first rise takes an hour and a half, then you need a little time to roll it out, spread the honey, sprinkle the walnuts, roll it up and let it rise one last time for another hour. Before baking, the bread should be glazed with one egg.
The process may seem loooong, but all you need to do is let the dough do its thing. The result is delicious bread, filled with hidden surprises of honey and walnut. What is not to love!
Sweet, Sweet Honey
Not your typical brioche bread combination. You will be surprised with how well the rich, buttery brioche goes with smeared honey and grounded walnuts sprinkled all over. I have searched all over, and I have not yet come across this combination.
However – while eating this sweet goodness, I had a sense that these flavours were so familiar to me. In the end, I figured it out. The taste is so much like our Serbian Walnut Strudel. But this brioche is in a world of its own. So soft to bite into with the best sweet flavour from the honey.
Is your mouth watering yet? This can be your weekend bake. I know we all encourage “quick” and “easy” recipes, but I really looove a recipe where you can take your time and just be in the moment! Personally, I am loving this bread recipe so much that I may even make French toast with it. Why not make it richer and more indulgent.
If you make this Honey and Walnut Brioche Bread, be sure to leave a comment. Let me know how you like this recipe and leave a rating. You can also tag me over on Instagram with a picture of your brioche, I would love to see and hear from you!
|5g instant dried yeast|
|450g all purpose flour|
|5g sea salt|
|4whole eggs (room temperature)|
|160g cubed unsalted butter (room temperature)|
|150g grounded walnuts|
|100g liquid honey|
|1whole egg (for glazing)|