Last week when I saw these amazing looking Brioche Buns on Once Upon a Plate, a beautiful blog by Mari, I knew it would just be a matter of time before the fragrance of buttery, delicious brioche would be permeating my kitchen.......
Yesterday I spent the day cooking for a party that I'm having this weekend. I was trying to decide what type of rolls to make for the chicken salad sandwiches I'm planning to serve. All of a sudden I remembered Mari's brioche buns and before you could say lickety split, I had my mixer just a whirring.
Since I had planned to be at home most of the day, it was the perfect time to make these yummy rolls. The start to finish time is several hours, but most of this is rising time for the dough. The hands-on time is quite minimal, especially if you have a stand mixer. The results are stunning; shiny, deep golden, unbelievably fragrant brioche buns. One bite will assure you that any amount of time and/or labor was well worth it!
Oh, and check out Once Upon a Plate - it is one of the most beautiful blogs I have ever seen, full of amazing recipes and incredible photos!
P.S. For a fun twist I added some fresh rosemary to these rolls, we loved this hint of fresh herb, but either way they will be delicious!
Brioche Buns with Fresh Rosemary
½ cup warm water, 105-115˚, if you're not used to working with yeast, use a thermometer
4 large eggs
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, you might need a bit more
4 ounces butter, softened
Egg wash- 1 large egg beaten with 2 Tablespoons water
For a great article on shaping rolls, check out this site!
Adapted from Once Upon a Plate