Brioche is a traditional French bread enriched with butter and eggs for a tender texture and sweet flavour. However, being prepared with flour and dairy is unsuitable for celiacs or those who suffer from lactose intolerance.
As at Foodaciously we strive to help you find the food you love without compromise, today we want to show you how to prepare a no dairy and gluten-free brioche bread from scratch.
To prepare the dough, we have used a gluten-free flour mix plus xanthan gum to avoid crumbling and help to bind everything together.
Instead of milk and butter, we opted for plant-based oat milk, which is rich and creamy, and coconut oil. This tropical oil is a great substitute to butter in dairy-free bakes as it has a higher amount of saturated fats compared to other vegetable oils. These fats give that flaky, "melt in your mouth" effect.
Compared to the classic recipe, we have reduced the fat to flour ratio form 1:2 to 1:3 so you can enjoy this brioche with less guilt.
Making fresh homemade brioche is a lengthy process as it involves long kneading and proving, but the result is worth every minute of work! Your bread will taste so much better than store-bought ones, and you'll have complete control over the ingredients.
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