Don’t be discouraged by the amount of time this recipe takes. Most of it is just the dough rising or chilling (or both), which doesn’t require any attention or energy from you. And although it may be true that these brioche buns are a little more labor-intensive than an average dinner roll, they are also 10 times as delicious and certain to steal the show from any and all other side dishes. Serve them with butter, jam and tea, or toasted for breakfast; don’t let the name limit you.
This recipe is a lot easier with a stand mixer, but if you don’t have one (and you skipped arm day) you can knead the dough by hand. Just have a TV show or podcast playing in the background so you don’t go mad.