The ‘Danube’ is a particularly versatile sweet brioche, great for afternoon tea, for breakfast or for your children’s mid-morning snack at school. It takes a bit of time, but is not too laborious: rather, you'll just need a little patience because of the time taken for it to rise. As for the filling, use your imagination: we opted for the apricot jam, but you can also use Italian pastry custard, chocolate or other jam flavours.
Prepare all the ingredients: if you have a food processor or food mixer all you have to do is mix everything together and let it rise in a warm place covered with a tea towel. Conversely, if you work by hand, dissolve the yeast in warm milk, then add the sugar, eggs, chopped and softened butter and flour. Put everything to rise in a warm place, and wait two hours. After the two hours is up, roll the dough out thinly (5 mm is fine), take a knife and cut the dough into squares. Put a teaspoon of jam in the centre of each square. Then roll up each square of dough into the shape of a ball. Take any shape of baking tray and line it with baking parchment. Put all the balls on the tray, leaving a centimetre and a half between them. When done, leave them to rise for another hour. At this point, all the balls will be touching. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 180°C in fan mode for 30 minutes.