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Lazy G.F. (GENDER FREE) Brioche

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Lazy G.F. (GENDER FREE) Brioche

Lazy Gender Free Brioche


This recipe is a synthesis of two recipes. I like this recipe because you don’t have to use the mixer. The technique is based on what I saw on Cooks Illustrated. Except I don’t enjoy eating that much butter, and the recipe is based on Floyds Lazy Mans Brioche.



500g bread flour

250g milk

2 eggs

50g sugar

15g instant yeast

5g salt

1 stick (113g) unsalted butter, diced


1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Egg Wash

1 egg

a pinch of salt

a teaspoon water


500g bread flour (approx 3 1/2cup)

250g cool milk (approx 1 1/4cup)

2 eggs

50g sugar (approx 1/4cup)

15g instant yeast (2 tsp)(note 1 packet is 2 1/4 tsp)

5g salt (1 tsp)

1 stick (113g) unsalted butter, diced (cold)


The technique comes from a Cooks Illustrated Recipe

Mix flour salt and yeast together.

Mix eggs milk and sugar together. Melt and let butter cool a bit , then whisk in butter to egg mixture.

Then combine with flour mixture. Mix up thoroughly . Let stand 10 minutes


Stetch Fold and turn in Bowl at 30 minute intervals 4 times. Cover tightly put in refridgerate for 16 to 48 hours.



Then I followed what Floyd did


except I made my rolls 2.75 ounces, so that they would be easier to release from the pan.



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i still make these but now this is how I proceed. 

Divide dough into 75 gram pieces fill with 2 tb  (40g )of nutella or other nut paste.


Let rise till doubled 


Make glaze.








Chocolate glaze


Granulated sugar

167 g

Almond flour

80 g

Vegetable oil

12 g

Corn Flour

6 g

Cocoa Powder

6 g

Egg Whites

80 g

Vanilla Extract

17 g



Mix together in a stainless steel bowl.  Put a tablespoon on top of the filled bun just before it goes in the oven.

Glaze is  a bit sludgy

Sprinkle liberally with confectioners sugar, coarse sugar or turbinado sugar.

I used a Japanese course sugar I purchased at a Japanese store.