Brioche Recipe

Brioche is a French yeast bun or bread. This is the best Brioche recipe ever with soft, eggy, buttery, flaky rolls and crispy crumbs that you can't stop eating!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Easy Brioche
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Proof Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 33 minutes
Servings 12 brioche
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar + 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast, Red Star brand prefereed
  • 1 teaspoon table salt, plus a pinch for the egg wash
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces, softened (4 oz.)
  • 1 large egg, for egg wash

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt on low speed until well combined. Add the eggs and the milk and mix on low speed. When the dough starts to clump together, remove the paddle attachment and attach the dough hook. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes until it is firm and elastic, about 2 minutes more.
  2. With the mixer on medium-low speed, add half of the butter, a few pieces at a time. After all the butter has been added, increase speed to medium and mix for 4 minutes, until the dough is smooth, soft and shiny.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Knead it by hand a few times and then form it into a ball Cover loosely with plastic and let the dough rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F and butter a regular muffin pan. Turn the dough out, smooth top down, onto a clean work surface. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Cover the dough to prevent it from drying out. Roll each piece of dough into a tight ball, and then into a rod and moving it in a circular motion to form the shape above.
  5. In a small bowl, make the egg wash by beating the remaining egg and a pinch of salt. Lightly brush the top of the brioches. Bake until golden-brown, or about 18 minutes. Let cool before turning them out. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Brioche Recipe
Amount Per Serving (12 brioche)
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Potassium 65mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.