Snow Day Bread Machine Brioche
"Do you want to build a snowman?
Or ride our bikes around the halls?"
For our Nashville snow day, I finally bit the bullet and tested the bread machine a dear friend lent me. . .wait for it. . .three years ago.
The darn thing will apparently mix the dough, proof it, AND bake it. . . WHAT?! That was too much for me, but what fun to watch the dough mix through a little window in the machine as I watched out a bigger window for the snow to fall. By the time the rolls were done, there was a blanket of snow outside. I'm shocked how easy this was. I don't know that I'll ever buy bread again. . .
1 cup of water
3 T of milk
1 T active dry yeast
2 1/2 T sugar
1 large egg
3 cups bread flour
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 T butter, softened
~ Dropped wet ingredients, then dry ingredients, then yeast, then softened butter into machine.
~ Set it on the dough setting and watched it like a kid at a car wash!
~ Preheat oven to 170 degrees, but then turned it off.
~ Pulled out dough and circled into balls, smoothing out tops and punching in ends underneath.
~ Rolls can be as large as you would like. I was able to round out 18.
~ Placed them on sprayed cookie sheets.
~ Brushed with butter and proofed in preheated off oven for 40 minutes.
~ Took out rolls and preheated oven to 400 degrees.
~ Brushed rolls with butter again.
~ Prepared another baking sheet with 1/2 cup of water in it.
~ Placed water on bottom rack, two other sheets on racks above it.
~ Baked for 15 minutes until desired brownness.
~ Could brush with butter again if desired - I didn't.