Easy Fluffy brioche

Easy Fluffy brioche

Here’s a quick and fluffy brioche recipe! This recipe is guaranteed to become a kitchen staple, regardless of your level of baking experience. Homemade brioche is the ideal choice for breakfast, lunch, or any other time you’re craving something sweet due to its tender texture and rich butter flavour. Now get your ingredients ready, put on your sleeves, and let’s bake!


380g (3 cups) all-purpose flour;

  1. 20g (3 tbsp) cornstarch;
  2. 40g (3 tbsp) butter;
  3. 50g (⅝ cup) sugar;
  4. 1 egg;
  5. 7g (1 tsp) salt;
  6. 7g (1 ½ tsp) dry yeast;
  7. 150ml (⅔ cup) warm milk;
  8. 40ml (3 tbsp) vegetable oil;
  9. Melted butter, sesame seeds


  1. Activate the Yeast: In a small dish, combine the warm milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar. After scattering the yeast on top, let it sit until it foams, about 5 minutes.
  2. To make the dough, put the flour, salt, and remaining sugar in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer that has a dough hook attached to it. Add the eggs and yeast mixture. Work the dough on low speed just until it begins to come together.
  3. Add the Butter: Using a knife, cut the softened butter into tiny pieces. Add the butter to the dough little by little, mixing it in well. Continue to knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. First Rise: After the dough has doubled in size, place it in a bowl that has been oiled, cover it with a fresh kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm location for one to two hours.
  5. Form the Brioche: Pinch the dough lightly to release the air once it has risen. Make equal parts of the dough and roll them into balls. Make sure there is room between each ball when you place them in the air fryer basket.
  6. Second Rise: Put a fresh kitchen towel over the brioche dough balls and let them rise in the air fryer for a further 30 to 45 minutes, or until they start to puff up.
  7. Air Fry: Set your air fryer to 180°C, or 350°F. Applying egg wash to the brioche dough balls is optional. After inserting the basket into the air fryer, heat for ten to fifteen minutes, or until the brioche is well cooked and golden brown. Depending on how big your air fryer is, you might have to work in batches.
  8. Serve: Take the fried brioche out of the air fryer and allow it to cool a little before serving. Savour your light brioche from the air fryer!

Please feel free to modify the temperature and cooking time according to the model of your air fryer, since they may differ.


  1. Use a Good Recipe: Start with a reliable brioche recipe. Look for one specifically designed for an air fryer or one that can be easily adapted.
  2. Room Temperature Ingredients: Make sure your ingredients, especially eggs and butter, are at room temperature. This helps create a smooth dough and encourages yeast activity.
  3. Handle the Dough Gently: Brioche dough is delicate. Handle it gently to avoid overworking it, which can result in a tougher texture.
  4. Proofing Time: Allow the dough to proof properly. This might take longer in cooler environments. Follow the recipe’s instructions for proofing, but keep in mind that air fryers generally have a faster cooking time, so the proofing might be shorter than traditional methods.
  5. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer before placing the brioche dough inside. This ensures that the cooking starts immediately and helps achieve an even bake.
  6. Use Parchment Paper: Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper to prevent the brioche from sticking. This also makes cleanup easier.
  7. Don’t Crowd the Basket: Leave enough space between the brioche pieces in the air fryer basket to allow for proper airflow. Crowding can result in uneven cooking.
  8. Check for Doneness: Since air fryers cook faster than traditional ovens, keep a close eye on the brioche as it bakes. Use a toothpick or cake tester to check for doneness. The internal temperature should reach about 190°F (88°C) for fully baked brioche.
  9. Cooling: Allow the brioche to cool slightly in the air fryer basket before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps prevent it from becoming too soggy on the bottom.
  10. Experiment: Air fryers can vary in temperature and performance, so don’t be afraid to experiment with cooking times and temperatures to find the perfect settings for your fluffy brioche.

With these tips in mind, you should be able to achieve delicious, fluffy brioche in your air fryer!

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