The ultimate savoury brioche, bursting with Parma Ham, Mozzarella and Basil.

  • Serves: 1 person
  • Prep time: 105 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Italian

    Brioche with Parma Ham, Mozzarella & Basil Recipe

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    500g Strong Wholemeal Bread Flour

    10g Salt

    10g Yeast

    170ml tepid Full Fat Milk

    4 Eggs

    256g Unsalted Butter

    10 Slices Parma Ham

    3x Balls of Mozzarella

    Handful of Basil Leaves

    1x Egg, beaten for glazing

    Grated Parmesan for topping


    Pour flour into a large bowl, add salt to one side of the bowl and the yeast at the other.

    Add milk and eggs and then mix using a whisk.

    Add the butter bit by bit over the next 5 minutes.

    Pop into a well-oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rest for roughly one hour or until doubled in size.

    Tip onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle approximately 1cm thick. Don't knock the dough back as you need to keep the air in.

    Place the Parma ham, mozzarella torn into pieces and then the basil.

    Roll into a sausage along the longer side.

    Cut along the whole length of the sausage to reveal the filling.

    Grab each end and twist your hands in opposite directions plaiting the 2 parts together into 1 complete twist.

    Form into a ring shape firmly pressing the ends together.

    Place onto a lined baking sheet and place in a large plastic bag.

    Seal and leave to prove for 1 hour.

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/180 Fan/Gas Mark 5.

    Brush with egg glaze and top with Parmesan.

    Bake for 25 mins or until golden brown.

    Cool slightly and enjoy warm or cold.

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