Mushroom & rosemary brioche rolls
Brioche are perfect for brunch in cooler weather. Add chopped cooked bacon for a greater depth of flavour. To make sweet brioche, use brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts as a filling. Makes 12, ready in 2 hours, 15mins
- Warm the milk to lukewarm and sprinkle over the yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes until frothy.
- Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl. Whisk the eggs and pour in the butter and milk mixture. Make a well in the flour and pour in the liquid. Mix well. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and set aside in a warm spot for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
- Heat the oil in a small frying pan. Add the onion, mushrooms, walnuts and rosemary. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until mushrooms have softened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Season with black pepper.
- Roll the dough onto a floured bench into a rectangle about 45 x 25cm. Spread over the mushroom mix and top with grated cheese. Carefully roll up and cut into 12 pinwheels and place in greased muffin tins. Leave to rest in a warm place for about 15 to 20 minutes until puffy. Preheat oven to 180C and bake for 20 minutes until golden and firm.