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Venetian Brioche Buns – Bake from Scratch


Aug 12, 2022
Venetian Brioche Buns – Bake from Scratch

Venetian Brioche Buns

These mushy, pillowy Venetian Brioche Buns are a favourite within the cafés and pasticcerias of Italy for a cause. Believed to originate in Venice, Italy, the rolls might be discovered with quite a lot of toppings and fillings, from almond paste to jam. We opted for a basic buttery, lemon-scented dough topped with a swirl of creamy Italian Lemon Pastry Cream. Completed with a sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar and crunchy pearl sugar, these delicately candy buns are an ideal addition to breakfast and dessert tables alike.

Venetian Brioche Buns

  • ½ cup (120 grams) heat entire milk (110°F/43°C to 115°F/46°C)
  • 3 tablespoons (36 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package deal (7 grams) immediate yeast*
  • 3¼ to 3½ cups (406 to 437 grams) all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2½ teaspoons (7.5 grams) kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon (3 grams) tightly packed lemon zest
  • 3 massive eggs (150 grams), room temperature and evenly overwhelmed
  • ½ cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Italian Lemon Pastry Cream (recipe follows)
  • 2 tablespoons (17 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (24 grams) pearl sugar
  1. In a small bowl, stir collectively heat milk, 1 teaspoon (4 grams) granulated sugar, and yeast. Let stand till foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Within the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk collectively 2 cups (250 grams) flour, salt, lemon zest, and remaining 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons (32 grams) sugar. Add heat milk combination and eggs; utilizing the paddle attachment, beat at low velocity till a easy dough varieties, about 1 minute. With mixer on low velocity, progressively add 1¼ cups (156 grams) flour, beating till a shaggy dough varieties; scrape sides of bowl.
  3. Change to the dough hook attachment. Beat at low velocity till dough turns into easy, elastic, and barely cheesy, about 12 minutes; add as much as remaining ¼ cup (31 grams) flour, 1 tablespoon (8 grams) at a time, if dough is just too sticky. Add butter, 1 tablespoon (14 grams) at a time, beating till mixed after every addition (7 to eight minutes complete). Beat till a easy, elastic dough varieties, 10 to 12 minutes. End up dough onto a evenly floured floor, and knead 5 to eight occasions. Form dough right into a easy spherical.
  4. Evenly oil a big bowl. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease high. Cowl and let rise in a heat, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) till doubled in measurement, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Evenly punch down dough. Cowl and let stand for five minutes. End up dough onto a evenly floured floor, and divide into 12 parts (about 69 grams every). Roll every portion right into a easy spherical. Working with one by one, press or roll flat right into a 3-inch disk. (Preserve remaining dough coated to stop it from drying out.) Place at the very least 2 inches aside on ready pans. Cowl and let rise in a heat, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) till puffed, 25 to 35 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  8. Place Italian Lemon Pastry Cream in a pastry bag fitted with a ¼-inch spherical piping tip (Ateco #802). Pipe pastry cream in a spiral on every bun, beginning at heart and spacing swirls inside spiral about ¼ inch aside. (Reserve any remaining pastry cream to serve with buns.) Utilizing a fine-mesh sieve, mud tops with confectioners’ sugar; sprinkle with pearl sugar.
  9. Bake till golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in heart registers at the very least 190°F (88°C), 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on pans for 10 minutes. Take away from pans, and serve heat, or let cool fully on wire rack.


Italian Lemon Pastry Cream

  • 1¼ cups (300 grams) entire milk
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) plus 4 teaspoons (16 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1½ teaspoons (4 grams) tightly packed lemon zest
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 massive egg yolks (57 grams), room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons (16 grams) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon (14 grams) unsalted butter, cubed
  1. In a medium saucepan, warmth milk, ¼ cup (50 grams) sugar, lemon zest, and salt over medium warmth, stirring sometimes, till steaming. (Don’t boil.)
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk collectively egg yolks, cornstarch, and remaining 4 teaspoons (16 grams) sugar. Pour sizzling milk combination into egg yolk combination, whisking continually. Return combination to saucepan, and cook dinner, whisking continually, till combination begins to boil. (Combination will thicken.) Prepare dinner, whisking continually, till cornstarch taste has cooked out, about 1 minute.
  3. Take away from warmth, and pressure by means of a fine-mesh sieve right into a medium heatproof bowl. Stir in butter till fully mixed. Cowl with plastic wrap, urgent wrap straight onto floor of pastry cream to stop a pores and skin from forming. Refrigerate till fully cooled. Whisk easy earlier than utilizing.



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