Make-Ahead Raisin Brioche

Make-Ahead Raisin Brioche

Savor these French buns, better known as buns with topknots. They’re so rich, you don’t need butter!

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package regular or quick active dry yeast
tablespoons warm water, (105° F to 115°F)
tablespoons sugar
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour or Better for Bread™ flour
cup sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon salt
cup cold butter or margarine, cut up
cup milk
1 1/2
cups golden raisins
egg white, beaten
  1. Mix yeast, water and 2 teaspoons sugar in small bowl; set aside. Place flour, 1/2 cup sugar, the cinnamon and salt in food processor; cover and process until mixed. Add butter; process until well blended.
  2. Beat milk and 3 eggs into yeast mixture with wire whisk; slowly add to flour mixture and process until well blended. Stir in raisins. (Dough will be sticky.)
  3. Place dough on well-floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead 1 minute until dough is smooth and springy, adding more flour if necessary. Place dough in greased large bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover tightly and let rise in warm place 40 minutes.
  4. Grease 12 large muffin cups, 3x1 1/2 inches. Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Using about 1/4 cup dough each, make 12 balls; place in muffin cups. Using about 1 tablespoon dough each, make 12 smaller balls; place on top of each large ball. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Remove rolls from refrigerator. Let rise covered in warm place 40 to 45 minutes or until almost double.
  6. Heat oven to 350°F. Brush rolls with beaten egg white. Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm, or cool on wire rack.
Makes 12 brioche
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know...
This French yeast bread, pronounced BREE-ohsh, is light yet rich with butter and eggs.
Do-Ahead Tip
Tuck these baked rolls in the freezer for up to 2 months. What a delight to pull out one or more for a treat!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Brioche)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 125 ),
  • Total Fat 14 g
    • (Saturated Fat 8 g,),
  • Cholesterol 100 mg;
  • Sodium 200 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 53 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 7 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1 1/2 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.