I really wanted to make a tasty brioche, so this was my second attempt. I found this recipe for “easy brioche” which sounded like exactly what I needed! I made it for Christmas Day, to bring to lunch at my parents’ house. Everyone really seemed to enjoy them, especially my mom! The only problem I had was that I did not grease the pan quite enough, they stuck 😦
3.5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 pkg. active dry yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
In a large bowl, combine 1.5 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Heat milk and butter until warm. Add to dry ingredients and beat until moistened.
Add four eggs and beat. Add 1 cup flour and beat till smooth. Stir in remaining flour but don’t knead. Spoon dough into greased bowl and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
Punch the dough down and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
Punch the dough down again, then turn onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Cut 1/6 of the dough and set aside. Divide the remaining dough into 12 equally sized balls (easist way: cut remaining dough in half. Then cut that in half. Then cut that into thirds. Then they’re equal.) and place in a greased muffin pan. Divide the 1/6 into 12 balls (see my method!). Make a slight indentation on each large ball and place a small ball on each one. Cover and let rise again in a warm place for 1 hour.
Beat remaining egg and brush on the rolls (my large and small balls combined into one so maybe I let them rise too much?). Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden.