Brioche with seeds, two separate brioches on a grid

Brioche with Seeds and Candied Orange

For Easter, and a lot of years also for Pentecost now, I prepare a brioche. A luxurious bread which gives us a festive feeling and which we all love. This Easter I made us a brioche with seeds, and it was again a delicious bread. All kinds of seeds went in it, like line seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. The candied orange was homemade, a lot of work, but well worth it.

Brioche with seeds, 2 brioches on a grid
Brioche with seeds

At Easter I love it when there’s homemade bread and other goodies on the breakfast table. A brioche bread should be there, a paasstol (a Dutch tradition), croissants and eggs. I always get my brioche recipes from the cookbook ‘Brioche verrassend anders’ from Nicolas Bernardé.

Other delicious Easter recipes are chocolate Easter nests, blackberry mascarpone tart, pancake rolls with salmon, kerststol (which is a paasstol around Easter time) and spinach pie. A Savory Bundt Cake with Bread Dough would also be perfect to prepare with Easter. When looking what to make for dinner check out our 100+ Easter Dinner Ideas. When looking for an easy breakfast recipe, search no further than this breakfast mug cake.  


The recipe was easy to follow, since I’ve made a brioche recipe many times before. I used orange liqueur instead of Grand Marnier, a baking spray instead of butter and dried yeast instead of active yeast. I kneaded the bread by hand instead of in the food processor.

Comment below if you’re going to try it out, if you have any questions and tag #cosetteiscookin when you post pictures on your socials.

Brioche with Seeds and Candied Orange

Brioche with seeds, two separate brioches on a grid
Brioche with seeds

Allergies: wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, citrus.


350 grams flour

4 eggs (really cold)

5 cl orange liqueur

8 grams salt

45 grams fine sugar

7 grams dried yeast

220 grams butter

8 grams mixed seeds (poppy, sesame, pumpkin, line)

100 grams candied orange peel

½ egg

Baking spray


Add flour to a bowl. Make a dent in the middle and add the eggs and orange liqueur. Salt, sugar and yeast should be added each to a different corner. Mix by hand for 10 minutes (or with a food processor). Add the butter and kneed another 7 minutes, until the dough doesn’t stick to the bowl anymore. Loosely mix in the seeds and candied orange. Let rest for 30 minutes.

Form dough into a ball and place in a bowl dusted with flour. Cover with cling film, right on the dough. So it doesn’t dry out. Place in the fridge for 24 hours. (Could be less, but at least 3 hours.)

Divide the dough into 2 portions. Roll the 2 portions into 2 balls and let rest for 5 minutes. Make two 17 centimeter long bread from the balls. Place them in 2 greased baking tins. Cover with a towel. Let proof for about 2 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.

Cover the brioches with egg wash. Sprinkle with seeds and candied orange peel.

Bake in a 180°C/356°F preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then bake 20 minutes in a 160°C/320°F preheated oven. Let cool down until lukewarm. Serve with freshly pressed orange juice and whipped cream or French curd.

  • Recipe source is the cookbook ‘Brioche verrassend anders’.
  • Enough for 2 breads.
  • Best with homemade candied orange peel.
Ingredients, all in bowls on the kitchen counter
Everything in a bowl, flour, eggs, yeast, salt and sugar in a rvs bowl
Everything in a bowl
Dough with all the seeds and candied orange, in a rvs bowl
Dough with all the seeds and candied orange
Dough mixed with the seeds and candied orange in a rvs bowl
Seeds and candied orange added to the dough
Dough rising in the fridge
Dough rising in thge fridge
The brioche dough divided, formed into 2 balls on flour on the counter
The brioche dough divided
The brioches before proofing, in 2 cake moulds
The brioches before proofing
Brioche ready to be baked, in 2 cake moulds
Brioche ready to be baked
Baked brioches cooling down
Baked brioches cooling down
Brioche with whipped cream and orange juice, brioche on a white plate
Brioche with whipped cream and orange juice


  1. This looks so good and I love the idea of an Easter Brioche with seeds and orange. I think I’ll give this recipe a go along with the spinach pie you made which also looks good!

  2. Brioche looks so delicious! I like that you add seeds and candied orange, brioche is great with some citrus flavor.

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