Hello there! Are you a fan of cinnamon rolls? If you are, then boy do I have a treat for you. Today, I want to introduce you to my recipe for Brioche Cinnamon Rolls. Trust me; this recipe will take your taste buds on an adventure like no other.
Now you may be wondering, what makes these rolls so special? Well, let’s start with the dough. Instead of using regular bread flour like in most recipes, I use unbleached flour and enrich the dough with heavy cream, eggs, and butter. The result is a fluffy and light brioche texture that melts in your mouth.
This recipe is perfect for those who enjoy the sweetness of cinnamon rolls but want that added richness of brioche bread. Plus, you can make it all in a bread machine for easy and stress-free preparation.
So why not try something different for your next breakfast or brunch? Follow along as I guide you through every step to make these delicious Brioche Cinnamon Rolls.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
If you’re a fan of cinnamon rolls, then you’ll definitely fall in love with these brioche cinnamon rolls. Not only do they smell amazing, but they taste like a slice of heaven. I guarantee that this recipe will be your new favorite.
What makes these rolls so special is the brioche bread. Brioche bread is known for its light and fluffy texture and buttery flavor. It’s the perfect base for cinnamon rolls because it holds in all of that gooey, delicious filling.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s made in a bread machine. This means that you can have freshly baked cinnamon rolls without all the extra work. Simply throw in the ingredients, set the machine, and let the magic happen.
The ingredients in this recipe are simple and easy to find. You probably have most of them already in your pantry or fridge. But don’t let their simplicity fool you – together they create an explosion of flavor in every bite.
Another reason to love this recipe is its versatility. You can substitute different types of flour or sweeteners to fit your preferences or dietary needs. Plus, the variations and substitutions section offers plenty of ideas to switch things up.
Lastly, these brioche cinnamon rolls are perfect for any occasion – holiday brunches, lazy weekends at home, or even as a gift for someone special. They’re sure to impress even the pickiest eaters with their perfectly balanced sweetness and texture.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious and foolproof cinnamon roll recipe that will wow everyone who tries it, look no further than these brioche cinnamon rolls made with love from your bread machine!
Here is the list of ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe:
- 3 cups bread flour
- 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2/3 cup milk (2% or whole)
- 5 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
For the filling:
– 3/4 cup brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
– 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
For the glaze:
– 3/4 cup powdered sugar
– 2 tablespoons heavy cream
– 2 tablespoons corn syrup
Note that while some bread machine recipes call for instant yeast, this recipe calls for active dry yeast. Make sure to double-check your yeast before starting!
The Recipe How-To
Now for the fun part, let’s get started on making these irresistible Brioche Cinnamon Rolls! This recipe only requires a bread machine and your love of baking! Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create this scrumptious treat.
Step 1: Add the ingredients
First, you’ll want to add the bread flour, sugar, salt, warm milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract and active dry yeast into the pan of your bread machine. Make sure that the yeast doesn’t come into contact with the liquid as it can affect its efficacy.
Step 2: Knead the dough
Next, press your bread machine’s dough cycle and let it knead the dough. Once kneaded, transfer the dough into a floured surface and roll out into a rectangle of 16 x 21 inches using a rolling pin.
Step 3: Prepare the filling
Melt the unsalted butter in a separate bowl then brush it generously over the surface of the dough. Mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar in another bowl then sprinkle over the melted butter.
Step 4: Roll and Cut
Roll up tightly starting from the longer edge then cut into slices of 1 inch wide. Place each slice into a greased baking dish making sure to leave some space between each roll so they won’t touch when they rise. Cover your dish with plastic wrap and let rise again at room temperature for approximately 30 minutes.
Step 5: Bake
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) before removing plastic wrap off your dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown on top. Let cool for five minutes before serving warm.
These Brioche Cinnamon Rolls are best eaten fresh but can be stored for later enjoyment.
Note: This recipe will make around 20 regular rolls or 12 larger brioche rolls.
Now go ahead and try it out yourself!
Substitutions and Variations
Hello and welcome back to our brioche cinnamon rolls recipe! In this section, we’ll explore some substitutions and variations you can try with this flavorful recipe.
1. Flour: For these rolls, we recommend using unbleached flour or bread flour for a sturdy dough that will rise nicely. However, you can experiment with all-purpose flour as well if you prefer a lighter texture.
2. Yeast: Active dry yeast is our go-to for this recipe, but instant yeast could also be used. Just keep in mind that instant yeast requires less time to rise than active dry yeast, so adjust your timing accordingly.
3. Milk: While we suggest using whole milk in this recipe, you could opt for skim or 1% milk if you prefer. Additionally, non-dairy alternatives such as almond milk or oat milk could be used instead.
4. Butter: This recipe calls for unsalted butter, but if you only have salted butter on hand, simply omit the added kosher salt from the ingredient list.
5. Cinnamon: You can adjust the amount of cinnamon used to your preference. If you’re a huge cinnamon fan, feel free to add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon sugar in between each layer!
6. Frosting: Instead of cream cheese frosting, which is traditional for cinnamon rolls, try topping your brioche cinnamon rolls with melted chocolate or caramel sauce for an extra decadent treat.
7. Fillings: While we absolutely love the classic cinnamon sugar filling in these rolls, you can get creative with other fillings too! Try adding chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts or shredded coconut for some added texture and flavor.
Remember that making substitutions and variations can change the outcome of any recipe! You should always test new variations carefully until finding what works best for your palette and preference. Have fun experimenting with your own revisions to this classic brioche cinnamon roll recipe!
Serving and Pairing
Now that you have successfully baked the most sumptuous brioche cinnamon rolls, it’s time to serve and savor them with your preferred beverage or side dish. These rolls are so versatile and go well with various drinks such as coffee, tea or hot chocolate. They can also pair well with a range of other sweet or savoury food items.
For instance, you may enjoy serving them on their own as a sweet breakfast treat or opt to complement them with a salted caramel sauce for an additional kick of deliciousness. You could also glaze the rolls with vanilla icing or cream cheese frosting for a more decadent dessert-like treat.
Another great way to serve these rolls is alongside a plate of scrambled eggs and bacon to make a wholesome brunch or breakfast platter. The savory flavors from the eggs and bacon balance perfectly with the sweet and rich taste of the brioche cinnamon rolls.
And if you’re looking to impress your guests with an elegant dessert, warm up some of these cinnamon rolls and pair them with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. The contrast between the warm soft brioche and cold, creamy ice cream is simply divine.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment by trying different drinks and side dishes to find the perfect pairing that suits your taste buds. So, indulge in this luxurious delight and create memorable moments.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Ah, the make-ahead game! A crucial strategy in the busy baker’s playbook. If you have a special occasion coming up or just feel like planning ahead, these brioche cinnamon rolls are perfect for making ahead of time.
To make these rolls ahead of time, prepare them fully or partially and then refrigerate or freeze them for later use. The dough can be frozen either before or after proofing. If you choose to freeze it one hour after baking, allow the buns to cool down to room temperature.
When it comes to storing, leave the frosting off if possible and store the cooled buns in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag. These rolls will last for up to 5-7 days at room temperature or 1-2 months in the freezer.
To reheat, bring them back to life by popping a few into the microwave for 20-30 seconds or by reheating them in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for 5-10 minutes. Then add your favourite frosting or icing on top and enjoy!
Keep in mind that since these rolls are quite rich and buttery with a dense brioche texture, it’s best not to overstuff yourself with too many reheated cinnamon rolls as they may get heavy on your stomach! So plan accordingly and space them out over several days if needed.
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure perfect brioche cinnamon rolls every time, here are some helpful tips that will help you create a delectable and visually pleasing batch of them.
First, make sure to measure all ingredients precisely as per the recipe, this is particularly true when using a bread machine. Inaccurate measurements can throw off the dough consistency and result in under or overcooked rolls. Also, bread flour works best for this recipe since it has more protein content than all-purpose flour which gives the dough a more elastic texture.
Secondly, use room temperature ingredients for the best results. Warm milk activates the yeast quicker resulting in fluffy rolls and room temperature eggs are easier to whisk into the dough evenly.
Thirdly, always start with fresh ingredients especially active dry yeast. If it’s been sitting in your pantry for an extended period, it may not be as potent anymore and leave you with flat rolls that didn’t rise well.
Additionally, adding additional liquid could cause the rolls to become too heavy or dense. If you feel like there is too much flour or dry ingredients in your dough mixture after it has run through its cycle, adding an extra tablespoon of milk or water should do the trick.
When preparing your brioche cinnamon roll dough, kneading is critical to ensuring fluffy and chewy rolls. Nonetheless, be cautious not to over-knead your dough as this may lead to tough textured rolls.
Before baking the brioche cinnamon rolls, allow them to rise in a warm environment for around 30 minutes. This enables enough time for maximum proofing and preventing under-cooked centers. Brush some butter on the tops of the risen brioche cinnamon rolls before placing them in the oven for that golden-brown color and mouth-watering aroma.
Finally, resist your urge to open your oven while baking as heat escapes from the oven upsets the cooking process. After removing them from the oven, let them cool before icing or serving for an unforgettable treat that holds together excellently while being bit into. With these tips observed religiously and a little patience, you’ll be well on your way to producing top-notch brioche cinnamon rolls every time!
Now that you know how to create the perfect brioche cinnamon rolls using a bread machine, it’s important to address common questions and troubleshooting that may arise during the baking process. In this section, we will go over frequently asked questions and provide helpful answers and solutions to ensure your rolls come out perfectly every time.
What’s the difference between a brioche roll and a regular roll?
When it comes to the differences between brioche rolls and regular rolls, it all boils down to the amount of eggs and butter used in their respective recipes. Brioche rolls require a larger quantity of eggs and butter as compared to the regular ones. This elevated amount of these ingredients in brioche rolls results in them having a higher fat content.
What makes brioche bread special?
Brioche stands out from other breads due to its unique composition. The use of enriched dough and a hint of sweetness gives it a distinct texture, golden appearance, and rich flavor that sets it apart.
Can you over knead brioche?
When preparing dough for bread, it’s crucial not to go overboard with the kneading process. If the dough is worked for too long, it will lose its flexibility and elasticity, making it challenging to stretch. This can happen when using a stand mixer or food processor. If the dough is overkneaded, it will produce a tough and chewy bread, which is not the desired outcome. It’s essential to know when to stop kneading to create that perfect loaf of bread.
Why does brioche take so long to knead?
The reason brioche dough requires a longer kneading time compared to regular bread is due to the high concentration of fat from the eggs and butter. This makes it more difficult to form gluten through kneading, which is why it takes approximately 35 minutes using a stand mixer to develop the dough properly.
In conclusion, this brioche cinnamon rolls (bread machine) recipe is a must-try if you’re looking for fluffy, delectable and melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon rolls. With the use of a bread machine, it saves you a lot of time and effort while still providing that homemade touch that everyone loves.
You can customize the recipe as per your liking with various toppings or fillings. The options are endless!
Ultimately, the combination of brioche bread and cinnamon sugar makes this recipe stand out from other regular rolls. You just can’t beat the richness and sweetness of brioche dough mixed with the perfect cinnamon swirl.
So, why not take your baking skills to the next level and try this brioche cinnamon rolls recipe today? Trust us; your taste buds will thank you for it!
Brioche Cinnamon Rolls (Bread Machine) Recipe
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 5 large eggs
- 4 1/2 cups unbleached flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 ounces unsalted butter
Cinnamon Sugar Filling
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place the ingredients for the dough into the bread machine as directed by the manufacturer. I let the dough go though the cycle until it has risen one time. At this point you can either punch the dough down and let the dough rest overnight in the refrigerator or go ahead and take the dough out of the machine and roll it out.
- When you roll out the dough cut the dough into two equal pieces and roll it out to 1/3" thickness.
- In a separate bowl mix together the cinnamon, sugar and softened butter. Sprinkle this mixture over the pieces of dough. Roll the dough up, reserving the neatest, straightest edge for the outside edge of the roll. Cut the rolls into 1 inch pieces and place them on a high sided baking pan. Cover them with a oiled piece of plastic wrap. Place the rolls in a warm spot to rise for at least an hour or until they have doubled in size. Uncover and bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.
- To make the caramel glaze combine all the ingredients in a pot except vanilla. Cook and stir continuously until bubbly. Take off the heat and add vanilla. I like to make two batches. One for the bottom of the rolls and one for the top.
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