oday I’m making soft, buttery and super yummy chocolate chip brioche buns! The bonus is – it is so easy to make them!
How to Make Chocolate Chip Brioche Buns?
First you will need a good bread flour which has higher protein content than all purpose or cake flour. That way you will get better structured dough. Next, don’t spare on orange and lemon zest – they will give that beautiful aroma to your brioche. You can even add one tablespoon of rum or liqueur of your choice! Finally, to make wonderful brioche, you will need all that butter indeed! I’m sure it feels it is too much, but trust me, it isn’t! :) Also, you can check my other brioche recipes – I have already two of them! The first is that you can eat with sweet or savory food like pâté or prosciutto and cheese, and the other one is . Both delicious, I promise!
Anyway, once your dough is done, you will need to wrap it in plastic foil and refrigerate overnight which will allow it to ferment and develop flavor. So, tomorrow morning you will knead in your chocolate chips. I choose to add milk chocolate chips since the brioche dough isn’t very sweet, but you can pick your chocolate – white, dark, any chocolate you like will work as long as it doesn’t contain lots of cocoa butter.
Next, you will portion your dough while it is still cold, and shape it into a form of a cylinder. I’m using 6cm (2.3″) in diameter cake rings for my buns. If you don’t have those, you can use any small molds you do have, like for example, muffin pan or something like that. Once you’ve shaped your buns, you will need to leave them for about one hour at room temperature to prove. Make sure to cover them lightly with plastic foil so the dough doesn’t dry out.
Once baked, you can eat your chocolate chip brioche buns while they are still warm. I just LOVE warm brioche because it is so soft on the inside, and has that delicate crust on the outside – absolutely delicious! But, this time I’ve decided to wait and fill my cooled brioche with milk chocolate ganache – simply because more chocolate is always better, at least in my book… ;)
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