No-knead brioche buns

Ideal for Suhoor

Mix up these breakfast treats the night before, then all you have to do is bake and eat them warm from the oven


Makes 12

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes plus overnight proving



200g butter, very soft

2 tablespoon caster sugar

3 eggs, plus 1 beaten for glazing the next day

500g strong white bread flour

½ teaspoon yeast

1 teaspoon salt

200ml whole milk



Mix the butter, sugar and eggs in a large bowl – they’ll look a mess rather than coming together nicely. Add the flour, yeast and salt and pour on the milk. Stir the mixture to make a sticky dough (use you hands if you prefer), cover the bowl and leave somewhere cool for the whole day or overnight.

Heat the oven to 190C. Butter a 12-hole muffin or bun tin. Pull off lumps of dough  (flour your hands if it’s sticky) and form into a ball. Drop into one of the holes and repeat. Brush the tops with egg and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

Cook’s Tip


1. Push a plain chocolate button into the centre of each roll and smooth the dough over before baking.
2. Leave out the sugar, add a pinch of paprika to the flour and sprinkle the tops with grated parmesan before baking.
3. Add grated lemon zest to the dough and don’t brush with egg. Instead, once cooked, brush the tops of the rolls with lemon juice mixed with golden caster sugar.



About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 11/07/2011, in Breakfast. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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