No-Knead Brioche Buns

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2013

We’d make this rich, incredibly tender bread a lot more often if we didn’t have to spend 20 minutes kneading in perfectly room-temperature butter.

SERVESMakes 10 buns

TIME1¼ hours, plus 17½ to 18 hours resting

No-Knead Brioche Buns

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Instead of painstakingly adding softened butter to the dough while it is kneaded, we simply melted the butter and added it directly to the eggs. We dispensed with the stand mixer altogether and opted for an equally effective no-knead approa...

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