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Brioche Dinner Rolls

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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.
Course Breads & Baked Goods
Cuisine French
Keyword baking, bread, brioche, dinner rolls, holiday
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Additional Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 33 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 169
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • 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


  • In a large bowl combine; flour, sugar salt and yeast. Stir to combine and make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
  • In a medium sauce pan, add butter, milk and water. Heat until butter is melted and the liquids are hot.
  • 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).
  • Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan with the milk and butter. Stir and slowly pour into the well of the dry ingredients.
  • 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.
  • Once completely combined, cover and place in a warm spot to rise for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Dough should double in size.
  • 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.
  • Then divide the dough into 12 (3 ounce) portions and roll each one into a little flour.
  • Pinch and tuck the sides underneath to form a tight, smooth ball. Place onto prepared pan and repeat.
  • Cover with a clean, kitchen towel and allow to rise a second time for 30 minutes. Should puff up but not double in size.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375° and spray a rimmed metal baking sheet with olive oil spray.
  • Brush tops with egg wash and bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 18 to 25 minutes or until golden.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 372mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g