Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Being on a budget mean i have to think of way to feed my kids and now that they go to public school i now have to start to give them something for break time ... i`m not much of a baker and i hold my hand up to that ... so i try to find things that are simple enough and dont cost too much money to make and the kids will like

so broiche is what i thought i would try today .... i have been wanting to try this for a long time and finally i did

i got the recipe form my friend  but what i did is join two of them together  so from this one  and this one and this is what i came up with

so what do you think ?


  1. assalamualaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu!
    wOWOWOWWW masha'Allah it looks perfectly baked!!!

    i would love the recipe! i tried clicking on that link but it says there is some malware detected and wouldnt let me go further past the warning page lol...


  2. aww alright i will post both recipes here

    125ml warm milk
    100ml warm water
    1 egg beaten
    60g melted butter or margarine
    zest of 1 lemon
    70g sugar
    425g strong plain flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons easy blend yeast


    I have a breadmaker so I put the ingredients above into the breadmachine in the order listed and use the pizza or dough setting. This setting will mix, kneed and rise the dough but will stop before baking.

    Alternatively, mix the dry ingredients together, combine the wet ingredients and then gradually kneed the wet ingredients into the dry and kneed until you have a smooth, flexible dough and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

    Once the cycle has ended, knock back the dough and cut into 12 pieces.

    Put a chunk of dark chocolate in the centre of each piece of dough:

    and this is the second one


    180ml warm water

    3 tablespoons milk powder

    2 tablespoons orange flower water

    100g melted and cooled butter

    3 eggs beaten

    3 tablespoons sugar

    500g all purpose flour

    1 tablespoon instant yeast

    Kiri portions or Nutella

    1 egg beaten with 3 tablespoons milk for glazing

    honey to pour over after baking

    Soulafa’s method: Sift the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the centre and add the eggs, yeast, sugar, milk powder and salt, add the water little by little and mix until a ball forms. Knead well for a couple of minutes and then add the butter. Knead until all the oil is absorbed. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave to double in volume.

    Knock back and then divide into little balls about the size of a walnut. Fill each walnut with a quarter of a portion of Kiri or half a teaspoonful of Nutella then seal the dough around the filling.

    Grease a baking dish and place the balls into the dish so they are touching each other. Leave to rise for a few minutes. Heat the oven to gas 4/180 deg C/350deg F. Glaze the brioche with 1 egg yolk beaten with 3 tablespoons milk and then sprinkle with nigella seeds or sesame.

    When the brioche comes out of the oven glaze with heated honey.

    My bread machine method: I don’t buy milk powder and I don’t want the flavour of orange flower water in this brioche so instead of the first three ingredients (180ml warm water, 3 tablespoons milk powder, 2 tablespoons orange flower water) I just use 190ml slightly warmed semi-skimmed milk.

    Place the ingredients into the breadpan in the order listed and set to the pizza or dough cycle. When the cycle is completed remove dough from the pan and proceed to roll into small walnut sized balls; flatten out each ball and place a blob of about 1/3 teaspoon of Nutella into the middle and carefully seal the edges to form a ball. You may find this easier if the Nutella is refrigerated and slightly hardened or you could just as easily use a few chocolate chips.

    Place the balls into a greased, round baking dish so they are all touching, glaze with a little of the beaten egg and leave to rise for 20 minutes.

    Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20-30mins (180C/350F/Gas4) Drizzle about 3 tablespoons of hot honey over the brioche as soon as it comes out of the oven.

    This mixture was enough for me to make one large and one small batch.

    NB: Make sure the yeast you are using is INSTANT yeast, it will say so on the box/tub and comes in the form of tiny strands, usually in 11 g sachets. If you are using non-instant yeast (looks ike tiny balls) you will need to follow the box instructions and mix with some warm water/milk and sugar and leave to froth for 10 minutes before using.

  3. Salam Alaikum sister,

    MashaAllah the brioche and chicken dish from your other topic both look really tasty.

    Thank you for sharing the links to the recipes.

  4. Salaamu aleikoum oh wow machallah you redesigned your blog too, looks fabulous. And so does the brioche machallah! <3 Hénia

    1. masha`allah you really like the design ... i sometimes try to find ways of making it better

  5. Salaam again, me too getting the same when I visited Nicola's blog

  6. jazak`allah khair henia ...... what do you mean the same as nicola blog