This recipe is from the Bread Baker's Apprentice. The book provides three recipes for brioche; rich man, middle class, and poor man. The difference between the recipes is the amount of butter used. Rich man uses 4 sticks of butter for 2 loaves, while poor man uses a more reasonable amount of 1 stick of butter. I thought the poor man's brioche was rich enough with the single stick of butter - the crumb was very light and flaky. This bread would make a great french toast or bread pudding. I was happy simply eating it with strawberry jam.