There’s this really cool bread baking book that’s been gathering dust in my bookshelf for way too long. If you’re a bread making affectionado, you’ve heard of the bread baker apprentice for sure. It offers three different versions of the brioche loaf with titles like: pore man’s brioche, middle class brioche and rich man brioche. What’s being presented, today, is an adaptation of the recipe that is lower in eggs and butter content hence the title of this post: cheap brioche.
Don’t get too excited yet, this is still a pretty caloric bread but it is so worth every bit of sweat and every pieces of butter you’ll be putting in to it. The process is a little longer than a regular bread but it’s mostly proofing time. If you wanted to try something easier, there’s this old recipe for knotted bread that’s pretty decent and this one made with sourdough and pretty fast.
This recipe was also created before I officially converted myself back to the metric system so it’s using cups and teaspoons but, in the future, I’ll make the conversion and update this page. Happy bread baking everyone, it’s the perfect activity to do on a lazy Saturday.