Not only can making bread at home be intimidating, but then throw terms like "laminating" and "folding" into the mix (no pun intended!) and it really can get you flustered. We've even dumbed down our original recipe so that anyone and everyone can knock this one out of the park. We ripped apart every recipe and dumbed them down, taken the science and time and let the ingredients do what they do best. Throw away those old recipes with tablespoons and packets of yeast in the recipe and scroll down to see how it really can be done, quite easily at that.
The great thing about this basic brioche recipe is that it is SO VERSATILE! From burger and hot dog buns to cinnamon rolls and french toast. Turn this dough into anything savory or sweet! Just remember, throw your sheet tray, pan or dough straight onto the Baking Steel for an incredible bottom crust and oven spring on all of your breads and pastries.
WARNING! BAKING STEEL IS NOT JUST FOR PIZZA!
(makes 1-Pullman Style loaf, 2 dozen cinnamon rolls, 1 dozen burger buns)
650 g (4 1/2 cups) bread flour
3.50 ounces (1/2 cup) sugar
3 g (1 Tsp) active dry yeast
12 g (1 Tbsp) kosher salt
230 g (1 cup) milk
250 g (18 Tbsp) soft, unsalted butter
235 g (4 eggs plus 1 yolk) medium eggs
- Combine dry ingredients in stand mixer with dough hook.
- Turn mixer on, add eggs and milk slowly and mix for 4 minutes on medium speed. Add butter in chunks and mix until combined (4-5 minutes).
- Knead dough out of bowl with some extra flour and shape into ball.
- Bulk ferment in air-tight container for 18-24 hours in the fridge.
- Dump risen dough mixture out of bowl on floured work surface.
- Knock down and portion/ shape into whichever style your are making.
For Cinnamon Rolls
1 stick soft butter (8 Tbsp)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 F with Baking Steel on top rack.
2. Roll out dough into a rectangle, about 1/4" thickness.
3. Distribute butter, cinnamon, sugar and maple syrup all evenly on top. Grabbing two ends, roll like a cigar. Next grab a knife and slice 1 inch pieces out. Place pieces on a lightly oiled sheet tray, horizontally.
4. Bake for 12 minutes, remove.
5. For the frosting, mix milk and powdered sugar together. Distribute on top of cinnamon rolls.
Egg wash (1 egg and a tsp. of water, mix)
1. Preheat your oven to 400 F with your Baking Steel on the top rack.
2. Portion into 95 Gram balls, let rest on a sheet tray covered for 2 hours.
3. Take your egg wash and distribute on top. Bake for 18-20 minutes, remove and let cool.
4. Slice and make your favorite sandwich.