Armenian communities across the Middle East have contributed much to the cuisine across the region, and this brioche is inspired by their tahinov hatz, a type of sweet bread roll spread with sugar and cinnamon.
Warm the milk in a small saucepan until tepid. Sprinkle in the yeast and stir well.
Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, add the sugar, yeasty milk mixture and both eggs and mix thoroughly by hand. Knead in the butter, one piece at a time. The result should be a soft and elastic dough with a sticky consistency.