There’s nothing like being young again and looking forward to attending a friends birthday party. Celebration then seemed to be a little more low key and the party food was all about the favourites such as cocktail sausages, caramel popcorn and fruit! One of my favourite treats to find on the table however, was fairy bread. I know it was colourful and had the word ‘fairy’ in it, but I didn’t care. It was always a treat because we rarely had it back at home. The whole idea of fairy bread is that it’s fun, colourful and full of sugar. In essence it’s simply white bread, margarine or butter and sprinkles. How could you go wrong!
Kenwood have recently introduced their new kMix range and I was lucky enough to get my hands on their new kMix Mixer and give it a whirl. Not only does this look awesome on my kitchen benchtop, with a dough cook addition it’s also super helpful when it comes to kneading dough! Now this recipe is super simple, but brings back those nostalgic party feels. Plus who wouldn’t want to try a delicious brioche filled with white chocolate and colourful sprinkle!
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- 500g High Grade Flour + Extra for making dough
- 80g Sugar
- 160ml Natural Yogurt - Room Temp
- 140ml Lukewarm water
- 2 Large Eggs - Room Temp
- 50g Butter - Room Temp
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- 3 Teaspoon Surebake Yeast
- 80g Sprinkles + more for decorating
- 200g White Chocolate + more for decorating
- Milk - For Brushing
- For the brioche we need to start with the yeast mixture. Add yeast, lukewarm water and sugar to a small jug and mix frequently until a foam forms on top, roughly 5 minutes.
- While the yeast is doing its thing, sift the flour and salt into the bowl of a freestanding mixer.
- Pour the yeast mixture into the Kenwood kMix Mixer and using a dough hook, mix on a low speed for a couple of minutes then allow to rest for 10 minutes.
- Back on a low speed, add the eggs and mix them through until well incorporated.
- Still on a low speed, add the yogurt and butter and mix for 20-30 minutes. Stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape yogurt from the sides with a spatula then continue.
- Finally add small amounts of flour bit by bit until dough comes together and can be handled. Dough may still be a little sticky, perhaps dust your hands with some flour first.
- Mould dough into a ball and place inside a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for roughly an hour or until it doubles in size (I like to leave it in a hot water cupboard if you have one).
- After an hour, remove from bowl and knead several times on a floured surface to remove the air bubbles. Return dough to the bowl, cover with tea towel and allow to rise again for another hour or until it doubles in size.
- Flick oven to 190 degrees. This is where we want the oven to be nice and prewarmed. Also grease a circular baking tin and set aside.
- After another hour, remove dough and give one last knead to remove any big air bubbles. Flouring your work surface, roll dough out into a rectangle shape, roughly 40cm by 30cm.
- Brush rolled out dough with butter or margarine and sprinkle with 100s & 1000s followed by chopped white chocolate pieces.
- Roll dough up tightly and cut into even segments (8-10) and stand them up sideways in your baking tin (so spiral faces upwards). When arranging segments, make sure the opening folds face inwards.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until tops have started to brown.
- Remove brioche from oven and quickly brush with milk before returning to the oven for another 10-15 minutes. You can either turn the oven down to 120 degrees or simply turn the oven off and allow the residual heat to continue baking.
- Take brioche from the oven and allow to cool in baking tin before removing.
- Finally dust with icing sugar, drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkle with more 100s & 1000s. Enjoy!
Thanks to Kenwood I have a $100 Prezzy Card to giveaway to 1 lucky reader. To enter, tell me your favourite childhood party food in the comments below!
Entries to this giveaway end on Saturday 24th June and the winner will be drawn at random on Sunday 25th June. Open to New Zealand readers only. Best of luck!
WINNER ANNOUNCED! – CLOSED
There were plenty fond memories of childhood parties left in the comments, I agree with plenty of the suggestions. Perhaps some of these ideas may spark some new fusion recipes for me! Thanks to all those to entered to win themselves a Prezzy Card, the lucky winner has been drawn below.
Congratulations to: Jesse Wilson
Could you please email me with your postal details and I’ll make sure this Prezzy Card gets sent out to you! Thanks again for entering.