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Brioche is a flaky, buttery egg bread that's great for making sandwiches and French toast, or simply eaten toasted with butter and jam for breakfast. The cornstarch in this gluten-free version makes it light and airy.
Serves 16 (serving size: 1 slice)


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3.4 ounces cornstarch (about 3/4 cup)
1.5 ounces brown rice flour (about 1/3 cup)
1.4 ounces tapioca flour (about 1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon xanthan gum
1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup warm 2% reduced-fat milk (100° to 110°)
2 tablespoons honey
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon water
1 large egg white


Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 12 Hours, 35 Minutes

1. Weigh or lightly spoon cornstarch and flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine cornstarch, flours, sugar, and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add butter and next 3 ingredients (through eggs); beat with a mixer at high speed until dough is smooth.

2. Spoon dough into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 20 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

3. Remove dough from refrigerator. Let dough rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 2 to 4 hours or until batter is slightly below rim of pan.

4. Preheat oven to 350°.

5. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Combine 1 tablespoon water and egg white in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Brush loaf with egg white mixture, and cover with foil. Bake an additional 30 minutes. Cool 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Created date

October 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 101
Fat 4.1 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 43 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 193 mg
Calcium 12 mg