orange blossom brioche buns

Orange Blossom Brioche Buns With Cardamom

These orange blossom brioche buns are easy to make in the sense that there isn’t anything too technical. They do need patience, and you do need to keep an eye on things as there are some things that can go wrong, but if you’re careful, it should go well.

The dough will be sticky at times but will gradually firm up.

Where Do I Find Orange Blossom Water And Cardamom?

If you live in the USA or UK, we’ve got you covered:

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(We’ll put this info at the bottom of this post as well, just in case you forget!)

And now on to the main event…

The Orange Blossom Brioche Buns Recipe

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 400g plain flour
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 10g ground cardamom
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 5g active yeast
  • 2 tsp orange blossom water
  • 120ml warm water (around 70-80°C)
  • 2-3 tbsp warm milk
  • 2 medium eggs plus 1 more for your egg glaze
  • 70g softened, unsalted butter

And Here Is How To Make Orange Blossom Brioche Buns

  1. Mix together 25g caster sugar, 5g yeast, 120ml warm water and 2-3 tbsp milk & set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use your fingers to rub together your butter, 400g plain flour, 10g cardamom powder and 25g caster sugar. It will start to come together to look like fine breadcrumbs
  3. Make a well in the middle of your flour bowl and add your yeast mixture, 2 eggs & your orange blossom water
  4. Use your hands to knead it and work it into a dough. Once it is fully combined, continue to knead it for another 10 minutes.
  5. Cover your bowl with cling film and set the dough aside for 1-2 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (180°C Fan assisted)
  7. Pour your dough out onto a floured surface and knead again for a couple of minutes. This will remove some air but you will still have a soft, bouncy dough.
  8. Divide the dough into 12-16 equal pieces and roll into smooth ball shapes and place them on a baking tray, spaced evenly.
  9. Beat an egg and brush it onto your dough balls as your egg glaze.
  10. Bake on the middle shelf for around 18-22 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. Enjoy warm with generous amounts of butter!

That is literally all there is to it! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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