I cheated a little on this one: not that I can’t do my own brioche bread but I was more interested in the braiding side of the recipe and needed apples to be used so I went for a brioche flour mix for bread maker, and just added some chocolate chips to it. Whilst that was going in the bread maker, I chopped up 3 apples and mixed a little lemon juice and some cinnamon sugar… Now for the real fun, in photos!
Roll it into an oblong shape about 30cm/ 12″ long and fill with apples. Do this 4 times
To start the braiding, align 2 vertically and 2 horizontally as shown. And do not make the same mistake as I did: do it on the baking tray directly!!!! Not easy to transfer!
Starting with the 2 at the bottom, left goes over right and tuck in. Once braided, cover with a greased plastic film and leave in a warm place to double in size for about 30 to 45mn. Brush some egg wash
Bake in a preheated oven at 190C/ 170Fan/ Gas 5 for about 35mn. Let it cool on the tray on top of the wire rack for half an hour. Remove from tray and let it cool completely
Ready to serve: Enjoy!