Brioche Dinner Rolls are tender, rich and slightly sweet. A simple recipe that yields a batch of soft and delicious dinner rolls. Perfect for either a cozy weeknight meal or holiday dinner. This recipe makes 12 dinner rolls.

Brioche Dinner Rolls.

Brioche is the best.

Brioche is a French bread that’s rich and eggy, slightly sweet with the flavor that sort of reminds me of croissant. It’s made similar to most breads, just with the addition of butter, milk and egg.

Brioche Dinner Rolls in half with butter on a cream plate.

And it just so happens to be my absolute favorite bread.

Easy Brioche Dinner Rolls ingredients.

To Make These Easy Brioche Rolls You Will Need:

  • bread flour
  • sugar
  • instant yeast
  • salt
  • butter
  • whole milk
  • water
  • eggs

flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a glass bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, measure and add; 3-1/2 cups bread flour, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 2-1/4 teaspoons instant yeast and 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt.

dry ingredients whisked together in a bowl.

Whisk to combine.

unsalted butter and milk in a saucepan.

Ina a medium saucepan add; 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/2 cup whole milk and 3/4 cup hot water.

warmed butter, milk and water.

Heat until the butter has melted and liquids are hot.

1 egg plus 2 egg yolks in a bowl.

In a bowl, crack in an egg and add 2 egg yolks.

tempered the eggs with warm milk and butter liquids.

Whisk the eggs and then slowly pour in a little of the hot liquids to temper the eggs by bringing them up to temperature.

pouring tempered eggs back into saucepan.

Pour the warmed egg mixture back into the pot with the milk and butter.

Stir and set off to the side.

make a well in the dry ingredients.

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.

pour the warm egg, milk and butter into well.

And pour in the warm egg, milk and butter.

slowly stir to combine.

Starting in the middle, gradually stirring incorporating a little of the flour as you go.

starting from the inside working outwards.

Working your way to the outside of the bowl.

until a shaggy dough has formed.

Until a shaggy dough has formed.

dough in glass bowl covered with plastic wrap to rise.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot to rise for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. 

risen dough in glass bowl.

For me, after around 1-1/2 hours it has doubled.

dough turned out onto floured surface.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup of bread flour onto a clean work surface. Use a spatula to scrape the dough out of the bowl.

flour dusted dough.

Use a bench scraper to turn the dough to coat in the flour.

dough divided into 12 (3 ounce) portions.

Then divide the dough into 12 (3 ounce) portions.

3 ounces of dough dusted with flour.

Coat each of the 12 pieces of dough in a little of the flour.

pull, tuck and pinch dough.

Stretch, tuck and pinch the dough.

shaped into a smooth ball.

Shaping it into a ball. Repeat.

cover and rest 30 minutes.

Place on a parchment lined sheet pan and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Allow them to rest 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375°.

dough after 30 minutes should have puffed up a bit.

They should have puffed up a bit.

egg wash in dish.

Make the egg wash by combining 1 egg with 1 teaspoon water. Whisk well to combine.

brushing egg wash onto dough.

Lightly brush the top and sides with the egg wash before baking on the middle rack of your preheated oven.

In my oven, they take 16 to 18 minutes. However depending on the oven, could take up to 22 to 25 minutes. Just watch them closely to avoid burning.

freshly baked brioche dinner rolls.

That color.

close up of brioche dinner rolls.

Golden and gorgeous.

Brioche Dinner Rolls with white frayed linen and dish with butter.

Serve warm with salted butter.

wooden bowl of Brioche Dinner Rolls.

SO GOOD.

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Brioche Dinner Rolls cut in half with butter melting,

Enjoy! And if you give this Brioche Dinner Rolls recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Brioche Dinner Rolls
Yield: 12

Brioche Dinner Rolls

Brioche Dinner Rolls are tender, rich and slightly sweet. A simple recipe that yields a batch of soft and delicious dinner rolls. Perfect for either a cozy weeknight meal or holiday dinner.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons instant yeast (not dry active)
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine; flour, sugar salt and yeast. Stir to combine and make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, add butter, milk and water. Heat until butter is melted and the liquids are hot.
  3. Add egg and egg yolks to a medium bowl. Beat with a whisk. While whisking, slowly pour in a little of the hot liquids to temper the eggs (bring them up in temperature).
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan with the milk and butter. Stir and slowly pour into the well of the dry ingredients.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, starting from the center and working your way to the outside of the bowl, stir the flour into the egg/milk mixture. Until a shaggy dough forms.
  6. Once completely combined, cover and place in a warm spot to rise for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Dough should double in size.
  7. When the dough has risen, sprinkle a clean work station with 1/4 cup of flour. Scrap out the dough onto the floured surface. Use a bench scraper to turn the dough and coat in flour.
  8. Then divide the dough into 12 (3 ounce) portions and roll each one into a little flour.
  9. Pinch and tuck the sides underneath to form a tight, smooth ball. Place onto prepared pan and repeat.
  10. Cover with a clean, kitchen towel and allow to rise a second time for 30 minutes. Should puff up but not double in size.
  11. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375° and spray a rimmed metal baking sheet with olive oil spray.
  12. Brush tops with egg wash and bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 18 to 25 minutes or until golden.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 372mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.

this recipes was slightly adapted by The Café Sucre Farine