Maintenant en lecture: Quebec Easter Brioche with Maple Butter (cross buns)
Brioches à la québécoise avec beurre d'érable, montrant une brioche coupée en deux pour révéler l'intérieur moelleux, sur une table en bois rustique avec feuilles d'érable et pot de sirop d'érable en arrière-plan, éclairage doux du matin

Quebec Easter Brioche with Maple Butter (cross buns)

Easter brioche, rich in history and flavor, has its roots in European tradition, symbolizing renewal and the celebration of resurrection. This soft, golden pastry, often decorated and shared during Easter celebrations, is known for its airy texture and subtle taste. By incorporating butter and maple sugar, emblematic ingredients of Quebec, this Quebec version of the Easter brioche weaves a delicious link between tradition and terroir, offering a unique taste experience that celebrates both European culinary heritage and richness of Canadian flavors.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 1 hour 40 minutes (including rising time)
🍳 Cooking time 20-25 minutes
⏲️ Total time 2 hours 5 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level AVERAGE
🍽️ Servings 6 persons
🔥 Calories (approximate) 450 kcal per serving


For the dough:

  • 500 g all-purpose wheat flour
  • 10 g of dry yeast
  • 250 ml of lukewarm milk
  • 80 g maple sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk (for gilding)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100 g unsalted butter

For garnish :


Preparation of the dough:

Preparing the filling:

Shaping and second lifting:

Cooking :

  1. Use the maple butter that you put in the socket to form a cross (an x) on the brioche

This version, enriched with the distinctive taste of sugar and maple butter, promises exceptionally tasty brioches, perfect for an Easter celebration with Quebec flavors. Good tasting !

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