To make these brioche buns in the shape of Mickey’s head, you’ll need..:
- 200 ml milk
- 2 eggs + 1 more for the glaze
- 1 tsp of salt
- 80 g sugar
- 500 g flour
- 20 g of fresh yeast or 8 g of dry baker’s yeast
- 80 g butter
Start by beating the two eggs with the sugar, salt and milk. When everything is well mixed, add the flour and baking powder. Knead vigorously for about 20 minutes by hand and about 12 to 14 minutes with a food processor.
When the dough is well kneaded, add the softened butter in small pieces.
And let’s go again for about 10 minutes of hand kneading, and about 7 minutes in the food processor.
Once the butter is well incorporated, close the container tightly and let the dough “rise” (i.e. expand): 30 minutes at room temperature and 1h30 (at least) in the refrigerator.
After that rising time, the dough should have grown a lot.
Then you need to “knock back” the dough. To do this, press it with your fist to expel the bubbles of carbon dioxide from the dough (be careful, this is not “Wreck-It Ralph”).
Now it’s time to shape our buns! For this recipe, I divided the dough into three pieces of dough of about the same size.
I divided each dough into two parts again: one for the head and one for both ears. Then you have to give the dough a ball shape: fold the edges of each side of the dough inward, then form a ball with your hands (as if it was modelling clay).
Put the ears on either side of Mickey’s head. Be careful to keep your buns far enough apart from each other when you put them on the baking sheet, otherwise they will stick to each other.
Cover your buns with a clean cloth and let them grow for another 45 minutes.
Once the last bun is finished, you can brush them with a beaten egg.
Finally, put these buns in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180 °C.
Now you just have to do the dishes!!!