The Best, Easiest No-Knead Brioche Buns
The Best, Easiest No-Knead Brioche Buns
  • prep: 3 hr
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 3 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    If you have Bread Toast Crumbs, this is essentially 2/3 the light brioche recipe in the book with the sugar cut back by a bit more. To create a warm spot for your bread to rise, turn your oven on for one minute, then shut it off. That brief blast of heat will create a cozy place for your bread to rise. As always: for best results, use a digital scale to weigh the ingredients.  Water: Some people find this dough very wet and tricky to work with. If you live in a humid area, I would consider cutting some of the water back. If you are measuring with cups, hold 1/3 cup water. If you are using a scale, hold 75 g. You can always add the water back in when you are mixing if it seems dry. Reference the photos above and the video for how sticky/wet the dough should appear.  If using active dry yeast: Whisk the egg with the water. Add the heated milk-butter mixture. Stir to combine. The mixture should be lukewarm. Sprinkle the yeast over top and let stand for 15 minutes or until it gets foamy; then proceed with the recipe.  A Fun Variation: After brushing with the buns with the eggwash, sprinkle the buns with seeds or everything bagel seasoning. 

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups (512 g) all-purpose or bread flour
    • 2 teaspoons (10 g) kosher salt
    • 2 teaspoons (8 g) instant yeast, see notes above if using active dry yeast
    • 2 tablespoons (28 g) sugar
    • 1 1/3 cups (300 g) cold water, or less, see notes above
    • 1 egg
    • 1/3 cup (78 g) milk
    • 4 tablespoons (57 g) butter
    • for the egg wash: 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 303 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 7 g 10.39%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 19.72%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 16 mg 5.42%
    • Sodium: 542 mg 22.58%
    • Calcium: 25 mg 2.47%
    • Potassium: 103 mg 2.93%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.49%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 52 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.7%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 3.87%
    • Vitamin C 0.1%
    • Vitamin D 1.28%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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