Such a beautiful brioche! I had a crush on this sweet bread even before trying it! First because of the cute flower shape, and then because I LOVE orange blossom! I knew about this recipe through a French TV show and tried it the following day And after trying it I think this recipe can become one of my favorites for a cozy breakfast.
This recipe is from Sabrina’s blog.
Ingredients (serves 6-7 pieces):
17g fresh yeast
40g neutral oil
1 pinch salt
87g orange blossom water (I had not water but I had aroma orange blossom so I put 8 teaspoons)
In a sauce pan place the milk and orange blossom water over medium heat. Warm until 30-35ºC. Remove from the heat and add the fresh yeast. This temperature activates the yeast but if you pass it, the yeast can lose its properties. Dilute it in the liquids.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddler attachment, beat the egg, sugar and flour.
Change the attachment for a bread kneader and add the liquids mix and knead during 10 minutes.
Turn down the stand and cover the bowl. Let the dough rise for 1 hour over a radiator for instance, or in your oven at 35-40ºC during 45 minutes (1)
Place the dough on your worktop and hit the dough with your hand to get the gas out from the dough (2)
Spread the dough about 2mm thick (3) and trim with a circular cutter cookie about 6 cm diameter (4).
Make with each circle of dough a petal (5 and 6) and place them in the circle form.
Brush the tops of each flower lightly with egg yolk and put a pearl of sugar in the center of each petal (7)
Bake for about 15 minutes at 180ºC.