I was quite pleased with the results as I managed to produce lovely fluffy brioches with less fat and sugar than found in most traditional recipes.
- 8oz/200g strong plain bread flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 oz/50g butter, cut into small pieces
- 2-4oz/50-100g chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 sachet fast action dried yeast
- ½ tsp salt
Add all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips to the bread maker pan.
Set on the dough setting and leave to run.
When it has finished proving, knock the dough back by briefly starting the dough setting again. Add the chocolate chips.
Stop the bread machine once the chocolate chips have been mixed in.
Cut the dough into 10-12 small pieces (it will be sticky, but don't add any extra flour.)
Roll into balls and pop each ball into a section of a well greased muffin tin.
Cover loosely with clingfilm and allow to rise for a further 60 minutes.
Brush with milk.
Bake at 200C/190C Fan/Gas 6 for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes, before loosening with a knife and turning out onto a wire rack to cool fully.
Suitable for freezing.
Alternative: Add raisins or other dried fruit instead of the chocolate chips, for a slightly healthier version.