Citrusy Orange Brioche with Almond Topping: A Zesty and Luxurious Bread Treat

This Orange Brioche recipe brings a delightful twist to the classic brioche by incorporating the zesty flavor of dried orange fruit. The bread is made with a soft and rich dough consisting of bread flour, eggs, sugar, milk, and instant yeast, creating a light and fluffy texture. After the first rise, the dough is divided, shaped into balls, and given a second rest. Before baking, the brioche is topped with a unique sauce made from egg whites, powdered sugar, and almond flour, and garnished with almond fillets, adding a nutty crunch and a touch of elegance. The combination of the sweet, soft bread with the tangy orange and crunchy almonds makes this brioche a perfect treat for breakfast or as a snack.

Why You’ll Love This: If you enjoy the classic brioche and love the flavors of citrus and almonds, this Orange Brioche is a must-try. The bread is indulgently soft, with a subtle orange flavor that is perfectly complemented by the sweet and nutty topping.

Perfect Occasion: Ideal for a weekend brunch, a special breakfast, or as a delightful addition to your afternoon tea. It’s also a great option for holiday mornings or as a homemade gift for friends and family.

Decoration Tips: After baking, you can dust the brioche with additional powdered sugar or drizzle with an orange glaze for added sweetness and a vibrant look. Serve with a side of fresh orange slices or citrus marmalade for a beautiful and tasty pairing.


  • 300g of bread flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 45g of sugar
  • 160ml of milk
  • 5g of instant yeast
  • 40g of butter
  • 3g of salt
  • Dried orange fruit
  • For the topping: 3 egg whites, 58g powdered sugar, 60g almond flour, almond fillets


  1. Knead flour, eggs, sugar, milk, and yeast for 10 minutes.
  2. Add butter and salt, knead for another 5 minutes.
  3. Let the dough rest for 50 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 120g pieces, form balls, cover, and rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Add dried orange fruit to each ball and rest for 65 minutes.
  6. For the topping, mix egg whites with powdered sugar, then add almond flour.
  7. Sprinkle almond fillets and sifted flour over the brioche.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C (374°F) for 20 minutes. The baking time may vary depending on the oven.

Enjoy this Citrusy Orange Brioche with Almond Topping, a zesty and luxurious bread that’s perfect for a special treat or a festive occasion.


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