No-Rise Chocolate Brioche: Effortlessly Soft and Delightful

Experience the joy of making these No-Rise Chocolate Brioche, a splendid treat that simplifies the traditional process without compromising on taste or texture. This recipe combines the richness of chocolate with the light, fluffy texture of brioche, all brought together without the lengthy waiting times typically associated with yeast doughs. Ideal for a quick morning setup or an impromptu dessert, these brioche are perfect for those seeking a hassle-free baking experience.

Why You’ll Love This

The incorporation of ricotta in the dough not only adds a delightful creaminess but also ensures the brioche stay incredibly soft and moist, even without the traditional proofing stages. Chocolate chips provide a burst of chocolate flavor that perfectly complements the subtle sweetness of the dough. Quick to prepare and even quicker to disappear from the plate, these brioche are a sure hit for any occasion.

Perfect Occasion

These No-Rise Chocolate Brioche are ideal for busy mornings, weekend brunches, or as a sweet snack during the day. They are also perfect for packing into lunchboxes as a treat for both kids and adults alike. Their easy preparation makes them suitable for baking beginners and those with a tight schedule.

Decoration Tips

Before baking, sprinkle the tops of the brioche with a mixture of pearl sugar and a little cinnamon for added texture and flavor. Alternatively, a light drizzle of melted chocolate post-baking can enhance their visual appeal and make them irresistible.


  • 300 grams of all-purpose flour (Type 0 or Type 1)
  • 150 grams of ricotta cheese
  • 50 grams of milk
  • 1/2 sachet of instant yeast
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 40 grams of chocolate chips
  • 1 egg (for the dough)
  • 1 beaten egg (for brushing)


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, ricotta, sugar, milk, and instant yeast. Stir to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
    • Fold in the chocolate chips and knead the mixture until it forms a compact, elastic dough.
  2. Shape the Brioche:
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
    • Cut the dough into vertical strips, then roll each strip into a spiral or “swirl” shape.
    • Place the shaped dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Baking:
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F).
    • Brush the surface of each brioche with a beaten egg to give them a golden, shiny finish.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the brioche are golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Allow the brioche to cool slightly on the baking sheet before serving. Enjoy them warm for a wonderfully soft and chocolatey experience.

These No-Rise Chocolate Brioche offer a quick, delicious way to enjoy homemade pastries that are both satisfying and easy to make, perfect for any chocolate-loving baker seeking simplicity and flavor in their culinary creations.

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