Recipe of the tortelle

For 6 persons

Preparation time : 3h

Cooking time : 20min


  • 650g of flour
  • 150g of tricolor cubes of candied melon from La Maison du Fruit Confit
  • 100g of sugar
  • 100g of butter
  • 1 cube of baker's yeast
  • 10cl of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of warm water
  • 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the decoration:

  • 50g of sugar
  • 5cl of water
  • 100g of candied fruit
  • Pearl sugar


  1. Roll the tricolor cubes of melon in the flour.
  2. Emit and dilute the yeast in 3 tablespoons at a dinner of water, let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  3. Work the butter with the sugar then incorporate the eggs as well as the warm milk and the orange blossom. Add flour, yeast and salt. Add the candied fruit and knead the dough for 10 minutes to obtain a homogeneous ball. Cover with a cloth and let pass for 3 hours.
  4. Degas the dough then old ball and place on a plate covered with baking paper. Let stand for 2 hours and covered with a cloth. When the dough is well inflated, old round ball. Make a hole in the middle and then spread the dough for an old crown.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes in a preheated 180 ° C. (watch the cooking.)
  6. Syrup: mix in a saucepan the sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the brioche from the oven, brush the surface with syrup and decorate with candied fruit and granulated sugar. Let it cool.