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Brioches with egg whites

brioches with egg whites

I decided to prepare these brioches with egg whites because I had leftover egg whites in my fridge. I doubled the recipe because I had 4 egg whites and so the final portions are 10 brioches. They are even big. No leftovers. And we are just two.

I saw this recipe on La Pancia del Lupo blog, where I had already found the Locatelli’s no-knead focaccia. Also for this time, I modified a little the recipe. But I believe we all do it, it’s like personalizing it. Even my daughter change a little my recipes. But sometimes I do it for practical reasons: I used half margarine half butter because I had not enough margarine.  I rarely buy it, except for a specific recipe.

These brioches are perfect for breakfast. While they are into the oven, they release such a wonderful aroma that you can also feel at each bite.

brioches with egg whites

How to prepare brioches with egg whites

Ingredients (for 10 pieces):

  • 4 eggwhites
  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 2/3 cups Manitoba flour
  • 5,4 oz low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 0.35 oz baker’s yeast
  • 1.2 oz margarine
  • 1.2 oz butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • icing sugar


  1. By hand or using a mixer, work sugar with butter and margarine
  2. Add milk and egg whites.
  3. Add baker’s yeast, flours, and lemon sets and knead until well combined.
  4. Let it rest for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces. From each piece make 3 long pieces and make a braid. Close the braid on itself creating a wreath.
  6. Let it rest 1 more hour and turn on the oven 356°F/180°C.
  7. Before baking, brush all brioches with a yolk + milk wash.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  9. Sprinkle some icing sugar on top.
  10. Buon appetito!


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