Mmmm, butter. I’ve been hoping to try a buttery brioche dough for some time and this dough was lovely. But, yeah, there’s a lot of butter in this.
I decided to do them as a fun treat for breakfast. I made the dough in the evening – the KitchenAid mixer got quite the workout. The 10 minutes+ that Dorie suggested to knead the butter into the dough took quite a bit longer in my kitchen. Jon was getting rather tired of the mixer whine when the dough finally came together after closer to 20 minutes. But it was lovely dough to work with and I felt it had earned the over-night rest Dorie suggested.
We have a brand new investment to help us keep our New Year’s resolution this year: a fancy-dancy elliptical trainer! So the next morning, while the charming little dough balls were rising to bubble-topped gorgessity, I was on the elliptical working off the future calories I’d be ingesting. Ha.
There’s nothing better to get you through a workout you’d rather not be doing than a reward, right? When those little brioche buns came out of the oven, all warm and golden (well, I could have foil-tented them a bit sooner, so they were a little more brown than golden, but still…), I could hardly wait to try them. Pulled apart, a little more butter and some cinnamon and sugar on top – oh my goodness, delicious!!
Once again, this post is late (but only by a few days this time!) in accordance with French Fridays with Dorie. But check out this and other fantastic recipes in Dorie Greenspan’s wonderful book Around My French Table!