Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Brioche recipe

How to make light brioche rolls

Brioche is a rich bread where butter and eggs are used with strong white bread flour.

Chefs light brioche recipe still uses butter and eggs but just not as much as a traditional rich brioche recipe.

These brioche rolls are so delicious that you could possibly just sit eating them off a plate rather than serving the rolls with a meal.

It is best to eat the rolls on the same day as baking as the flavour and texture is wonderful.

The shape of the brioche rolls also add an extra excitement to the recipe, it is really nice to eat these delightful mini brioche rolls and serve them to others who can enjoy them.

Just follow the step-by-step pictures below and get baking.

Ingredients for Light brioche rolls

2 oz Butter/Margarine
1 Tbsp Caster sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 Eggs (medium)
225ml Milk (soya milk works)
1 Sachet of active yeast (2 tsp)
550g Strong white bread flour
Blue poppy seeds (optional)

Picture of light brioche roll with blue poppy seeds ready to go in the oven.

Picture of the fluffy inside of a light brioche roll.

How to make light brioche rolls

Melt the milk, butter and sugar in a small pan on a low heat until the sugar is dissolved and butter melted.

Do not boil just gently heat.

Leave to cool down for 10 minutes or so, you want it to feel tepid (slightly warm) not hot.

Mix the flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

Mix through the dried yeast.

Whisk both eggs.

Take a tablespoon of eggs and place in a small cup, this is to egg wash the brioche rolls.

Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the melted butter along with the whisked eggs.

Bring the brioche dough together.

Knead the brioche dough for 10 minutes.

Place into a clean greased bowl and cover.

Leave in a warm place for 30 minutes or until it has doubled in size.

Knead the dough briefly.

Cut the dough into small pieces.

Take a small piece of dough.

Briefly knead it into a round shape.

Take a smaller piece of dough and shape the same by kneading it into shape.

Push your thumb into the top of the brioche roll.

Place each brioche roll onto a greased and floured baking tray.

Lightly grease some cling film and loosely place on top of the brioche buns.

Leave in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Mix the tablespoon of eggs with a a little milk and brush the brioche rolls.

Sprinkle some brioche rolls with blue poppy seeds.

Bake in a hot oven at gas mark 7 for 20 minutes or until golden.

Do not place on the top shelf of the oven.

Once baked place on a wire rack to cool down a little.

Eat freshly baked light brioche on the same day as baking.

Enjoy Chefs light brioche rolls recipe.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What lovely brioches! So smooth and tempting!



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Ivy said...

I've never made brioches before and I am so tempted to try these.

Palidor said...

I've never tried brioche before as I don't like really heavy rich breads. But I would love your lighter version! They look delicious and have such nice color.

Jamie said...

Oh Jeena, I love them! They are lovely and the insides are perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

Mallugirl said...

ur pictures speak a thousand words.. awesome rolls. the amt of butter and eggs are daunting though. I will gladly eat it if someone else makes it but hesitate to make it myself..:))

Grace said...

i've never made brioche--i've always been under the impression that it's a lot of hard work. your final product looks so tasty, though, i believe it'd be worth the effort!

MaryMoh said...

utterly adore these brioches! They just look so cute...like little butternut squash. If they are white, they would look like little snowmen. Love them.

AppleC said...

I love the look of those and the fact that you don't add sugar. Great! I want to try them NOW!

Parita said...

Lovely, perfect !!!!

Bridgett said...

I buy brioche rolls all the time so maybe I should just break down and make my own one of these days. Yours look so tempting. Another great post Jeena.

bakelady59 said...

You make it look so easy, I'm going to give it a try.

Arabic Bites said...

Your brioches are so cute. I want some :)