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Macadamia brioche buns

Buttery, sweet and generously filled with macadamias, these beautiful buns are a little bit sophisticated. Enjoy them for breakfast, morning or afternoon tea, and even warmed up the next day. Yum!
Course Snack
Preference Vegetarian
Perfect for Healthy Snack
Skill level Confident


  • 17 g dried yeast
  • 1/3 cup water lukewarm
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 egg extra, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raw caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup macadamias finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter melted


  • Stir together the yeast, 1 tablespoon of lukewarm water and half the flour in a bowl and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Add the remaining flour, salt, egg and remaining water and use a knife to combine the mixture until a dough forms.
  • Place the mixture onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 1 minute to combine the dough to form a ball. Flatten the dough and dot the butter on top. Fold the dough over the butter and return to the bowl to knead for 3-4 minutes, until the butter is fully incorporated.
  • Cover and rest for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, continue to knead the dough for another 3-4 minutes, then place back in the bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  • Generously grease a 23cm square or round tin.Remove the dough from the fridge and place on a lightly floured surface. Knock the dough down to flatten it and form a 25 x 20cm rectangle. Brush with the lightly beaten egg and then sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and chopped macadamia nuts. Gently press the nut mixture down into the dough. 
  • Roll the dough to form a 25cm long sausage shape and then cut into 8-10 pieces about 2-3 cm thick. Nestle the slices, cut side up, into the prepared tin, cover and stand in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 200C.
  • Place the buns in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden. Brush with melted butter to serve.


Calories: 1485kcalCarbohydrates: 187gProtein: 46gFat: 65gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 44gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 335mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 848mgFiber: 17gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 597IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 245mgIron: 14mg

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