We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Our thoughts are with the The Royal Family at this incredibly sad time as we join the nation in mourning the loss of our beloved Sovereign.

May she rest in peace.

YOUR DELIVERY MAY BE AFFECTED: New Parcelforce Industrial Action Dates... Read More

Brioche Buns

(Makes 8)


3 tbsp. milk
250ml warm water
2 tsp. active dry yeast
2 ½ tbsp. sugar
2 large eggs
420g bread flour
50g all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. salt
2 ½ tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
Sesame seeds (optional)


1. Gently warm up the milk – do not boil!
2. In a glass measuring cup, combine the water, milk, yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about five minutes.
3. Beat one egg.
4. In a large bowl, whisk mix both flours and add salt.
5. Cut butter into cubes and rub into flour between your fingers, making crumbs.
6. Using palette knife stir in yeast mixture and beaten egg until a dough forms.
7. Scrape dough onto clean, well-floured counter and knead, scooping dough up, slapping it on counter and turning it, until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. The dough will be on the sticky side so it can be a bit messy, but keep in mind that the more flour you knead in, the tougher the buns will get.
8. Shape dough into a ball and return it to bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (ideally 1-2 hours).
9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using the palette knife divide dough into 8 equal parts.
10. Gently roll each into a ball and arrange 4-5cm apart on baking sheet. Cover loosely with a kitchen towel tacking the edges under to trap the heat, and let buns rise in a warm place (again, ideally 1-2 hours).
11. Set a large shallow pan of water on oven floor. Preheat oven to 200C with rack in center. Beat remaining egg with one tablespoon water and brush some on top of buns. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using.
12. Bake, turning the tray around halfway through baking, until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Tags: Bread Buns SweetBread

Added by: Nathalie

Add comment

Add a recipe & get 5% off

We love to see what you've been baking, but are just updating this section at the moment - we will be able to accept new community recipes in the near future, please don't try to upload in the meantime as we won't be able to accept the photo or send a voucher yet.


Once new additions can be welcomed, if you add one of your own baking recipes with a photo to the Shipton Mill website, we will send you a voucher for 5% off your next order from the Flour Direct shop.

It's very easy, just click here to visit your " My Shipton Mill" page to get started.