The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Panasonic SD-2511 - Baking Brioche

Bladerunner's picture
Bladerunner

Panasonic SD-2511 - Baking Brioche

Hi all! This is my first post and first venture into bread making.

I have made half a dozen loaves with my new bread maker and I'm very impressed.

I'm a little confused with this recipe attached for Baking Brioche. It mentions twice about cutting butter and keeping it in the fridge. When do I add this butter? do I add it all at once in the beginning? or all after 55 mins.Or is it 50g in the beginning as part of the main mix/ and then 70g after 55 mins?

Please can you help? I would like to make the tastiest Brioche possible with this machine.

Also one of the issues I have with Bread Machine recipes online is that the menu options are understandably different for different manufacturers. However, for a newbie like me its difficult to try new recipes when not everyone has the same bread maker as me. The recipes supplied with the SD-2511 is quitter limited.

Please can you help?

 

Thanks

OldWoodenSpoon's picture
OldWoodenSpoon

As I see it, though, they give you 2 ways to make the Brioche bread: the "main way"using the instructions on the Left side, and the "simple way" using the modifications to those instructions, shown in the top part on the Right side.  The bottom part on the right is a "general tips" kid of thing.

They also show butter in two paces in the ingredients, one as just "butter", and the other as "butter to be added later".

So, the "main way" adds the butter listed in the first line of the ingredients at the very beginning of the process, at step 3. where you "place the ingredients into the pan in the order listed" but not including the "butter to be added later" (my additional explanation and my added emphasis).  When the machine gets to #3 you "Add the additional butter when the Beep sounds..." and continue with the instructions on the Left side to complete the bread by the "main way"..

The "simple way" shown to the right adds all the butter, including the "butter to be added later", at the very beginning along with the other ingredients.  I suppose they want you to add the two parts of butter in the order listed, so put the main butter in then the eggs and water, then the "butter to be added later" since that is the order in which they are listed.  Then, when the Beep sounds for you to add the "butter to be added later" just restart the machine (all the butter is already in so there is nothing to add at this point under the "simple way") to go on to complete the bread by the "simple way", but still following the instructions on the Left side.

I don't imagine separating the two butter additions by only the eggs and water makes a lot of difference, and I think you could combine all the butter, but it's just my opinion here.  I don't have one of these bread machines and haven't used one.

That's my take on it.  Maybe it will help you see it more clearly yourself.

Best of luck with your machine!
OldWoodenSpoon

Bladerunner's picture
Bladerunner

Thank you. It was helpful reading this through with you. I created a mixed fruit brioche Using the main way and my parents have given it a thumbs up! 👍🏽