Brioche Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Jul. 25, 2023
At 10 o'clock each morning, it's coffee time at our house. Friends, neighbors and relatives stop by just to grab a bite of these brioche rolls fresh from the oven. —Wanda Kristoffersen, Owatonna, Minnesota
Brioche Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 5 large eggs, divided use


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, lemon zest and salt. In a small saucepan, heat butter and milk to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat until moistened. Add 4 eggs; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in the remaining flour. Do not knead.
  2. Spoon dough into a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Stir dough down. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest for 15 minutes. Cut one-sixth from the dough; set aside. Shape remaining dough into 12 balls (about 2-1/2 in.); place in well-greased muffin cups.
  4. Divide reserved dough into 12 small balls. Make an indentation in the top of each large ball and place 1 small ball there. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  5. Beat remaining egg; brush over rolls. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
Brioche Rolls Tips

What can you serve with brioche rolls?

Brioche rolls are perfect for sweet toppings like jam and Nutella, or a spread of butter with a drizzle of honey. You can also serve them with savory favorites like cozy soup recipes or hearty stews.

How should you store brioche rolls?

Store brioche rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days or in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can you freeze brioche rolls?

Like most recipes for homemade rolls, brioche rolls can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight before serving.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 295 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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