Brioche with Chocolate Chunks
Mix all of the ingredients, except for the butter and the chocolate chunks, for 10 minutes at the highest speed, then for four minutes at the second highest speed. Add cold butter in cubes and mix again for 10 minutes at the highest speed, then for two minutes at the second highest speed. Add the chunks at the end of the mixing. Let rest for few hours in the refrigerator. Scale and shape the dough depending of your mould, let proof for around 2 hours at 28°C and 75% humidity. Eggbrush and bake at 170°C in ventilated oven. For large moulds, you can reduce the temperature and extend the time. The baking time will depend on the weight of the dough, the type and shape of the mould you will use. As an example, this recipe is made for 350g of dough (including chunks) per closed-square mould and needs 35 minutes to be baked. Attention: a closed mould enlarges the necessary baking time.
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You can make a plain dough and add the chunks after resting the dough, in order to include different types of chunks in a single dough base. You can mix different types of chunks together, or mix the chunks with nuts, or dried fruits, to create your own cocktail. You can replace the 25g of fresh yeast with 10g of dry yeast.
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