Blueberry brioche buns make the perfect delicious breakfast treat.
They can be prepared the night before and enjoyed fresh in the morning.
Blueberry brioche buns
Our Christmas breakfast tradition for years and years involved warm croissants and fresh summer fruit.
Then I became baking obsessed.
As soon as I learned to make bread, I insisted on being in charge of the pastry/sweet element of Christmas morning.
There is usually a cinnamon theme. We’ve had cinnamon bread, cinnamon buns – but one year I thought I’d venture out of my comfort zone.
Ok I didn’t exactly take a giant leap, but blueberry brioche buns were something different.
I don’t know that my little man (now my eldest of 3) was all that keen on me using his precious frozen blueberries.
I’m glad I stole a few from his stash though.
I made up the dough on Christmas Eve and let it have its first rise.
Then I shaped the buns, covered them and popped them in the fridge.
If you like this recipe you might also like to try the Orange and saffron brioche buns
As soon as I got up on Christmas morning (I still wake up at the crack of dawn like a 5 year old) I put them out on the bench for their final rise then baked as usual.
I think you can also freeze the dough at the point where I put them in the fridge but they’d need a bit of time to defrost which I’d do in the fridge.
There was still a cinnamon aroma wafting from the kitchen when my family arrived but with the added scent of almonds roasting on top.
They were the perfect accompaniment to our fruit selection, nice and soft and buttery but not too sweet. I’m already dreaming up different combinations for them.
I think a choc-cinnamon version would go down rather well.
What about you? What’s your Christmas morning tradition?
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