apricot Brioche Scroll
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Apricot Brioche Scroll

apricot Brioche Scroll

Apricot Brioche Scroll


  • 400 g plain flour
  • 8 g salt
  • 10 g dry baker’s yeast
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 4 whole eggs room temperature
  • 190 g unsalted butter softened
  • 40 g sugar
  • 1 pkt of dried apricots chopped into small pieces

Crème Patisserie

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2.5 tsp corn flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2.5 tsp plain flour


  • In an electric mixer with the dough hook put flour in the bowl.
  • Add measured sugar to one side of the bowl and salt on the other side.
  • Make a well in the middle and add the dry baker’s yeast and the warm water.
  • Add the eggs and mix till it is all combined for 10 minutes and until the dough comes away from the side of the bowl.
  • Scrap down the bowl and then cover with a tea towel in a warm place for 2 hours. The dough should be doubled in size.
  • Line a 30cm spring-form tin with 3 layers of baking paper on the bottom and lightly spray the tin with cooking spray. This should allow the brioche to come out easily.
  • Once dough has risen knead dough for about 5-10 minutes. Cut dough into 2 pieces one 250g and other 450g.
  • Roll out smaller dough into a disc and lay on the bottom of the tin. Roll out the other dough into a rectangle about 25cmx40cm.
  • Put crème patisserie onto dough and smooth out to the edges, then sprinkle chopped apricots and then roll into a log.
  • Cut into 7 pieces and put into tin and then allow to rise for 40 minutes.
  • Brush over with egg wash and cook in a 160C oven for about 50-60 mins or until a lovely golden colour.
  • When you take the Brioche from the oven brush with apricot jam while still warm and make a white runny icing to decorate the top.

Crème patisserie

  • In a large pot add milk and vanilla extract and bring to a simmer.
  • While waiting for the milk to heat up mix the egg yolks and sugar.
  • Whisk until it is thick and light in colour.
  • Add the flour and corn flour and mix till combined.
  • When milk is warm mix milk into egg mix and mix well than return back to the pot and on a medium heat stir the custard continuously with a whisk until thick.
  • Put cooked crème patisserie into a clean bowl and cover with clean wrap to stop a skin forming and chill in the fridge.

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