White Chocolate Lemon Brioche Twists

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Do you have any idea yet what you’re doing for your mom? Well, I have a suggestion for you. Make these white chocolate lemon brioche twists. She won’t be disappointed (and neither will you!)!

White Chocolate Lemon Brioche Twists Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

It doesn’t get much better than sweet, buttery brioche straight from the oven. Unless you add in some fresh lemon juice and top the twists with a sweet lemony glaze and fresh lemon zest! Oh, and don’t forget the white chocolate chips that slightly melt into the twists! Bright, citrusy lemon and creamy, sweet white chocolate will become your new favorite flavor combination!

White Chocolate Lemon Brioche Twists Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

There is no need to be intimidated by the fact that these twists contain yeast. Red Star Yeast makes it easy with their Platinum yeast which shortens the rise time and keeps the brioche twists light and fluffy! You don’t even have to worry about making sure you proof it correctly. You can just add in the yeast with the dry ingredients! See? Easy. Whether you are looking for a Mother’s Day breakfast or you just love good brioche, you’ll want to whip up these white chocolate lemon brioche twists ASAP!

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White Chocolate Lemon Brioche Twists
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Serves: 10
For the Twists
  • 3 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 (.25 oz) package (2¼ tsp) Platinum Red Star Yeast
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2½ tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • ½ C milk, warmed to 120-130 degrees F
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ C unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into pieces
  • 1 C white chocolate chips
For the Glaze
  • 1 C confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • fresh lemon zest, optional
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and lemon zest.
  2. Add in milk, lemon juice, and eggs. On low, beat until dough starts to form, about 5 minutes. Add in butter pieces. Beat well after each addition. At this point, you will need to switch out the paddle attachment for the dough hook.
  3. Knead dough until smooth, about 6-7 minutes. Add in white chocolate chips and knead until chips are distributed throughout.
  4. Transfer dough to a large bowl greased or sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise in a warm place until dough is doubled in size.
  6. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  7. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and punch down. Divide dough into 10 equal pieces. Divide each piece in half. Roll each piece out into a 8 inch long rope. Twist two pieces together and pinch ends.
  8. Place twist on prepared baking sheets. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. You can skip this step, but the twists will be slightly more dense and not as puffy.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until twists start to turn light golden brown.
  10. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  11. While twists are cooling, prepare glaze. Stir together confectioner's sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Add more confectioner's sugar or lemon juice to reach desired consistency. (As written, the glaze will be thin and a bit runny. However, it will harden as it cools.)
  12. Brush or spoon glaze over the top. Sprinkle with lemon zest. Allow glaze to harden before serving.
  13. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Be sure to check out Red Star Yeast’s Baking Steps Guide for more baking tips and tricks! Want more inspiration for yeast deliciousness? Follow Red Star on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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Disclaimer: I received compensation from Red Star Yeast for recipe development purposes. As always, all opinions are my own.


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  1. Mmm that combo of white chocolate and lemon looks delicious! This is definitely perfect for Mother’s Day!

  2. These are so pretty and would be perfect for my mom and me :).

  3. Love Red Star Platinum yeast! These are perfect for Mother’s Day brunch!

  4. My mom loves brioche (rolls, bread, any type really)! These soft, sweet twists would be wonderful Mother’s Day breakfast surprise! I will do my best not to be yeast-a-phobic and give them a go!

  5. These look absolutely perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch! And I completely agree, Red Star Yeast is my favorite, too!

  6. I love this idea. Lemon anything sounds good to me right now!

  7. Just the word twist makes me feel so ladylike! But lemon is my major dessert weakness.

    Thanks for sharing……

  8. Wow, what a great idea! I have never seen anything like that before. So great!

  9. what a beautiful breakfast treat!

  10. Perfect for Mother’s Day, or really, any day!

  11. I love anything lemon! I haven’t seen it paired with white chocolate too often, but those are some of my favorite flavors! Love these!

  12. You had me at lemon glaze!! These are gorgeous and perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch!

  13. These are so pretty!! I love all things lemon!

  14. What pretty, springy twists! I love the white chocolate and lemon combo, and just recently used the PLatinum yeast for the first time with great results.

  15. I’m not sure these would even make it to my mother’s day festivities…because I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them! The sweet tart just sounds so good.

  16. These are beautiful. I’m afraid I would have zero self control over a plate!

  17. Mmmm Mmmm totally a brunch item. Bread with a twist of sweetness and tartness sounds heavenly. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. White chocolate and lemon. I’m in love! So perfect for Mother’s Day or today :)

  19. I love all of your creative twists (pun totally intended) on sweet rolls. Another winner!

  20. Yum, these look delicious. I sure wouldn’t be disappointed if someone made these for Mother’s Day.

  21. Ah, that white chocolate!!! These would make my Mother’s Day! I just need to convince someone to make them for me! Beautiful Jessica!

  22. These look delicious and I love these flavor combinations. I love Red Star yeast. They really make baking easy. I’m seeing some of these twists in my future 😀

  23. These are perfect for Mother’s Day! They look beautiful – I love anything lemon and it sounds fantastic with the white chocolate – <3 these!

  24. These would make for such a delicious Mother’s Day treat! Sending a not-so-subtle hint to hubby to make these for me on Sunday, hehe. Who cares if I’m still just a mama-to-be?

  25. These look beautiful! I currently cannot get enough lemon, I want it with everything! I am going to try a gluten free version!

  26. Aaaaaallllmost too pretty to eat! These would be such an awesome Mother’s Day brunch idea!!

  27. Lemon + chocolate + brioche?! All the best things in one treat! Awesome. :)

  28. Jessica, I love white chocolate and lemon together… so heavenly! This is such a decadent dessert. Definitely pinning and bookmarking to make for my lemon lovin’ boys!

  29. Oh my gosh, these look incredible! I’m going to have to track down some of that Platinum yeast to give it a try!

  30. Oh wow – these look scrumptious! I just love lemony desserts/treats!

  31. I wish my kids would have made these for me for Mother’s Day! Love the combination :)

  32. Made this for Easter brunch, in the shape of bunnies (you can google how to do it). I increased the butter to 175 g in accordance with standard brioche recipes I have. 5 stars! Delicate, soft crumb and just the right level of sweetness. I think the glaze is unnecessary.

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