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Cherry Ricotta Brioche Braid



15 portion(s)

Brioche dough

  • 170 g full cream milk, tepid
  • 10 g sugar
  • 10 g dried yeast
  • 500 g bakers flour
  • 10 g salt
  • 3 eggs, jumbo (800g per doz)
  • 95 g unsalted butter, 5mm cubed @ room temperature


  • 65 g castor sugar
  • 450 g ricotta cheese, (optionally 400g Ricotta & 50g Mascarpone)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 bottle morello cherries, (1 cup cherries drained and pitted)

Royal Icing

  • 100 g white sugar
  • 2 tbsp egg white, (save the balance for eggwash)
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

To dress

  • 1 tbsp water beaten with egg for eggwash
  • 20 fresh cherries

Recipe's preparation

    Brioche dough
  1. Add  milk to TM bowl and heat 37C for 2 min speed 1

    Add yeast and sugar, Mix 5 sec  Speed  1

    Add Flour, eggs,  salt, Mix 5 sec  Speed  7

    Knead for 6 – 7.5min adding butter bit by bit. It is important to add butter gradually

    Tip Dough into an oiled large plastic bowl/container and allow dough to double for at least 1 hour

  2. Filling
  3. Add sugar to bowl (castor sugar grind 3 sec speed 10)

    Add Cheese,  vanilla extract and mix 7 sec speed 3

    Add Morello cherries and mix with spatula

  4. Brioche braid
  5. Preheat Oven to 200C / 180C fan forced

    Lightly flour 2 overlapping pieces of baking paper to fit baking tray

    Tip risen dough onto floured baking paper. Without knocking back, pat the dough into a rectangle approx. 24 x 40 cm.  Mark 3 columns down the length of dough.

    Place filling in the middle column

    Slice the columns on either side in 1.5cm slices @ 50degree angle

    Fold end over filling and then braid the sides alternately.

    Fold end over and seal the ends

    Form a wreath by slowly bringing the ends together and pinch dough together to join

    Allow to rise for 15-20 mins

    Brush with egg wash

    Bake for 30 mins until golden

    Allow to cool on wire rack

  6. Icing & decorate
  7. Add sugar to mixing bowl and mill 30 sec speed 9

    Add remaining ingredients and mix 5 sec speed 7

    Pour icing into ziplock bag, snip off tiny corner

    Drizzle icing over plaited wreath

    Decorate with fresh cherries


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  • This will definatly be on our

    Submitted by stellwyck on 3. January 2015 - 06:44.

    This will definatly be on our list for Christmas ( as well as in between ) It was a huge hit in our family. Only problem was it dissapeared way too quickly  tmrc_emoticons.;)

    Thanks for sharing your recipie!!!!!!

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  • Wow, awesome! 

    Submitted by absolutviolet on 22. November 2014 - 09:21.

    Wow, awesome! 

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