Brioche Buns

Updated: Aug 1, 2021

I've been trying to brush up on my bread making skills and to be honest I am loving it. The experimenting with dough, changing the little things to fit your family's needs and then being able to create something truly delicious. I've always had a love affair with bread. But the quarantine has made it go way overboard. I'm now contemplating opening up a bakery which just sells fresh, crusty breads. The aroma that wafts in my house as I take another loaf of bread out of the oven is just so magical. I feel like the Pied Piper, because the kids follow the smell to the kitchen, hoping to have some warm bread and butter.








Ingredients


1 cup warm water

3 tablespoons warm milk

2 teaspoons instant yeast

2 1/2 tablespoons sugar

2 eggs

3 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 1/2 tablespoons softened butter





Instructions

  1. Combine the water, milk, yeast and sugar. Mix well to combine and let it bloom for 10-15 minutes.

  2. Beat one egg and set it aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer: add the flour, salt and butter. Mix with dough hook until the butter is the size of crumbs.

  4. Add the yeast mixture and the beaten egg and mix on a medium speed for 5-8 minutes until the dough comes together. Dont worry the dough is supposed to be sticky.

  5. Grease a large bowl with a teaspoon of oil and place the dough in bowl.

  6. Cover and leave to rise for 1- 3 hours until doubled in size

  7. Line baking sheet with parchment and divide dough into 8 pieces. Shape into bread rolls and place a few inches apart on the baking tray. Let them rise for another hour. Beat remaining egg and apply egg wash to buns.

  8. Bake at 200c for 15-20 minutes until crispy and golden.



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