October 4, 2023


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Brioche Rolls Recipe – TheFoodXP

For some meals, like Thanksgiving dinner, bread rolls are a really important part of them. However, sometimes plain dinner rolls just are not all that great! Instead, this year on Thanksgiving, you can try making some extra buttery brioche rolls! 

Brioche rolls may sound like a task to make. Of course, some people do tend to get intimidated when it comes to baking. But, these brioche rolls are actually not that difficult to make! With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up these buttery rolls. 

Yes, they are a little more time-consuming as compared to certain recipes, mainly because bread dough takes time to rise. For brioche rolls, you might need a little extra patience, as these do tend to be a little more hefty work as compared to regular rolls. 

However, trust me when I say that once you bite into these and taste how buttery they are, you will realize that all your efforts are, eventually, completely worth it! Moreover, these rolls don’t necessarily have to be used just for your Thanksgiving dinner party! 

These brioche rolls make a great alternative to regular buns when it comes to sliders or mini sandwiches. In this article, I have given a detailed explanation of all the equipment and ingredients that you will need to make brioche rolls, finally followed by the method. So, let’s get started! 

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Brioche Rolls? 

  • Stand Mixer – Making brioche dough can be a hefty task. So, I would recommend mixing the ingredients together with a stand mixer. However, in case you don’t have one of them, you can also use a hand mixer with hooks or just knead the dough by hand. 
  • Bowl – You will need two bowls to measure out some of the ingredients that are added to the dough at a later stage. You will also need a large bowl to make the yeast mixture. 
  • Measuring Spoons And Cups – When it comes to baking, it is indeed quite vital to use exact measurements. So, you will need to use measuring cups and spoons to measure all the ingredients. 
  • Whisk – You will need a whisk to make the yeast mixture. 
  • Dough Scraper – A dough scraper can be a useful tool when it comes to transferring the dough from one bowl to another and also while portioning out each roll. 
  • Silicone Brush – You will have to apply egg wash on the top of each brioche roll before baking. So, a silicone brush will be a handy tool for that purpose. 
  • Baking Dish – Finally, to bake the brioche rolls, you will need a deep baking dish. A 9” by 12” inch baking dish will be good enough for 12 portions of brioche rolls. 

How Much Time Do You Need To Make Brioche Rolls? 

Preparation Time Resting Time Baking Time Total Time
20 Minutes 2 Hours 25 Minutes 2 Hours 45 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Brioche Rolls? 

  • All-Purpose Flour – The flour is what makes the structure of the bread. All-purpose flour is the best flour to use when it comes to making homemade brioche rolls, as the gluten content is perfect in it. You can also use bread flour if you happen to find it, as that will actually even work better than All-purpose flour. In either case, you will need 4 cups of flour.  
  • Milk – You will need ¾ cup of lukewarm milk to make the yeast mixture. The lukewarm milk will give the yeast the perfect temperature for it to grow and also moisten. 
  • Dry Active Yeast – Yeast is what helps the bread rise while baking. It gives it that bready texture. The best yeast to use for homemade bread is 1 ½ teaspoon of active dry yeast. 
  • Sugar – You will need sugar in two parts for this recipe. ¼ cup of it will be added directly to the dough, whereas one tablespoon will be added to the yeast for it to grow. 
  • Eggs – Eggs help bring all the dry ingredients together when it comes to making brioche dough. Three eggs will be needed to add to the dough, whereas one will be required for egg wash. 
  • Salt – A teaspoon of salt will give the brioche dough a perfect amount of seasoning and flavor. 
  • Unsalted Butter – This is where all the magic happens! Unsalted butter will make a perfect addition to your dough as it will give the dough the amount of fat it needs without turning it too salty in taste. For this recipe, you will need ½ cup of unsalted Butter. 
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Steps To Make Brioche Rolls 

1. Make The Yeast Mixture

The first step when it comes to making brioche rolls is to make the yeast mixture. This mixture needs to rest for a little while, so it is best to get on with it first. To make the yeast mixture, you need to mix all the yeast with warm milk and a tablespoon of sugar. 

Remember that the milk should not be overly warm. The temperature of the milk should be anywhere between 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit. You will have to mix this up well and then let it sit for about 10 minutes until it gets frothy. 

2. Mix It All Up

Once you keep your yeast mixture aside, it is time to start working on the dough. The first thing you need to do to make the dough is just mixed all the ingredients up in a stand mixer, except for the Butter. 

Once all the ingredients are added to the stand mixer, start the mixer and let the ingredients mix together. Initially, start at a slow speed, and once you see the dough forming up, you can increase the speed. All in all, it should take around 5-6 minutes for the dough to take a proper shape. 

3. Butter It Up

As the dough forms properly, you need to start adding the Butter. Make sure the Butter is soft but not melted. Add small cubes of Butter, one at a time. Once you add a single cube, let it incorporate into the dough completely. 

It should take around 10 minutes for all the Butter to incorporate into the dough. You will know that the dough is ready when it stops sticking to the sides of the mixing bowl. One more way to check if the dough is ready is by taking a little piece and checking if it is elastic. If the dough is elastic in nature, it is ready. 

4. Let It Rise

After your dough is ready, you need to let it rest and rise for about an hour. For that, first, take a large bowl and grease it with some oil. I would suggest using any oil that does not have a strong scent or flavor. 

Once you have greased your bowl, transfer the dough into a bowl and let it rest in a warm area for about an hour. In case you live in a place where the atmosphere is really cool, you can let your dough rise in the oven without switching it on. Additionally, at the base of the oven, keep a bowl of warm water which will let out steam. This will eventually help the dough rise. 

5. Divide And Shape

Once your dough has doubled in size, you can start dividing it. Punch the dough down and then divide it into 12 portions. Once the portions are made, round up each ball of dough and place it in a deep, greased baking tray that I had mentioned earlier. 

Once you complete this step, let the dough rest for an hour again. At this point, the dough does not necessarily need to be doubled in size, so you can just let the tray sit in a warm place instead of using a hot water bath in the oven. 

6. Egg Wash And Bake

Once the dough balls have rested for a decent amount of time, the next step, also the final step, is to bake them. First, you will need to make an egg wash by combining a single egg with some water. 

Brush this egg wash over each brioche roll with a silicone pastry brush. Then, bake these rolls in an oven, preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, at the same temperature for 25 minutes. Once completely baked, you can either cool your bread rolls first or just serve them as they are! 

Nutritional Information

Calories 266 kcal
Carbohydrates 37 grams
Protein 7 grams
Fat 10 grams
Saturated Fat 6 grams
Cholesterol 63 milligrams
Sodium 219 milligrams
Potassium 94 milligrams
Fiber 2 grams
Sugar 5 grams
Vitamin A 320 micrograms
Calcium 32 milligrams
Iron 2 milligrams

What Will Brioche Rolls Look And Taste Like? 

Anyone who is a regular at baking bread will surely know how amazing your kitchen ends up smelling after you are done! Even if you are not a regular, trust me, you are in for a treat. These brioche rolls are the perfect companion to any meal. 

They will look like regular bread rolls, but they are indeed so much more than just that! Once you bite into a brioche roll, you will get all the buttery goodness that I was telling you about initially. You can, in fact, try spreading some extra butter onto these rolls for complete indulgence! 

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Brioche Rolls Recipe

Bread rolls are an important part of a Thanksgiving meal. However, you can take your bread rolls up a notch by trying this really easy brioche rolls recipe! These rolls are so buttery and delicious that you will never want to switch back to plain dinner rolls ever again!

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 25 mins

Resting Time 2 hrs

Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins

Course Rice/Assorted Breads

Cuisine American

Servings 12 Servings

Calories 266 kcal

Stand Mixer (with Paddle Hook and Dough Hook)

  • 4 cups All Purpose Flour (plus some more for dusting)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Making The Dough :

  • In a large bowl, add in the yeast along with 1 tablespoon of sugar and milk. Mix it with a whisk and let it sit for 10 minutes.

  • In a stand mixer bowl, mix together the flour, salt, rest of the sugar, yeast mixture and eggs.

  • Start by mixing all the ingredients at a low speed. Once the dough starts taking a smooth shape, you can increase the speed.

  • As the dough starts forming a shape, add in bits of soft unsalted butter, one at a time. It should take 10 minutes to incorporate all the butter into the dough.

  • After 10 minutes, the dough will stop sticking to the sides, which means it is ready. The dough should also be elastic in nature by then.

Resting The Dough :

  • Once the dough is ready, transfer it to a large bowl greased with olive oil.

  • Let the dough rest in a warm place for 1 hour.

Shaping The Dough :

  • Once the dough is properly rested and doubled in size, you can start portioning it out.

  • Cut out twelve portions of the dough and form round up each portion.

  • Place the rounded dough balls into a greased baking dish and let them rest for another hour in a warm place.

Baking The Brioche Rolls :

  • Once the dough is rested for an hour, you can bake it.

  • To bake the brioche rolls, place the tray in an oven preheated at 350 degrees fahrenheit.

  • Bake the brioche rolls at the same temperature for 25 minutes.

  • Once ready, serve immediately or store for later use.

Serving: 1number | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg

Keyword Bread, Brioche Rolls, Thanksgiving

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can the yeast be added directly to the mixture along with the dry ingredients?

No, the yeast needs to rise first before adding it to the dry ingredients. 

Why is the Butter added slowly to the dough?

The Butter is added to the dough in parts as if added all at once; it won’t incorporate well. 

Can the rolls be made in advance? 

Yes, the rolls can be made in advance and then stored in an airtight container till further use. 

Should a brioche roll be eaten warm?

Not necessarily, but the best way to enjoy a brioche roll is indeed when it is warm.

Let me know how this recipe turns out in the comments below! For more such Thanksgiving recipes, check out our recipe section.