bri·​oche | \brē-ˈōsh, -ˈȯsh \

Definition of brioche 

: light slightly sweet bread made with a rich yeast dough

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Photo: Aubrie Pick Once an order is placed, air pressure pushes a brioche roll from La Boulangerie, a local bakery, through a tube. Larissa Zimberoff, WSJ, "A Burger Joint Where Robots Make Your Food," 21 June 2018 Sprinkle matcha over poached eggs to intensify their savoriness, or cream butter with matcha and granulated sugar, then spread it over toasted brioche. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appetit, "What Is Matcha, the Powder Turning the World Green?," 20 Mar. 2018 Speaking of the famous French monarch, Café Poupon and sister store Pâtisserie Poupon will pull out the recipe for a brioche pastry filled with orange blossom cream. Anna Muckerman,, "Taste France in Baltimore with these Bastille Day specials and events," 9 July 2018 Beefsteak Burger - Beefsteak tomato, pickled red onion, shoots, caper herb mayo, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt on an olive oil brioche bun. Debbi Snook,, "Chef Jose Andres' concept headlines new Cleveland Clinic food court (photos)," 10 May 2018 The marché is brimming with local specialties like buttery brioche, honey by Ruchers des Chouans, sea salt harvested by hand, smoked fish, and bottles of N'O, the island’s only craft beer. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Small Island Where the Tour de France Begins Is Actually a Vacationer's Paradise," 3 July 2018 A half-pound prime rib Sandwich, at $24, fuses toasted brioche, Provolone cheese and shoestring potatoes. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Public Landing in Lockport," 8 July 2018 Menu hits include pork cheek poutine; bison tartare with Huitlacoche purée, bourbon, cured egg yolk and brioche; and beer can mussels. Houston Chronicle, "Austin, Waco, New Orleans and more: An easy guide to easy getaways from Houston," 10 May 2018 An open bakery lets customers watch employees as they pound dough into brioche buns. New York Times, "A Restaurant Takes On the Opioid Crisis, One Worker at a Time," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of brioche

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brioche

French, from Middle French dialect, from brier to knead, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brehhan to break — more at break

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English Language Learners Definition of brioche

: a light, sweet type of bread

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