No question, crusty loaves of crostini-ready baguette have a certain je ne sais quoi. But there’s something about rich, butter-boosted brioche that has us shouting “Oui!” A close cousin to another favorite, challah, brioche makes everything from French toast to donuts even more irresistible. Enjoy these 30 tempting recipes for homemade loaves, buns and everything in between.

1. Cinnamon, Marmalade and Brioche Sundaes: Cinnamon, citrus, and brioche? Plus a scoop of ice cream? Yes, please! Talk about a great alternative to the usual ice cream sandwich. (via The Sugar Hit)

2. Roasted Red Pepper Brioche Buns: Roasted red peppers imbue a slight smokiness into these perfect-for-a-burger buns. Their bright orange hue is sure to cause a few double takes at your next BBQ. (via The Moonblush Baker)

3. Brioche: Now this is a lovely way to switch up your usual brioche to create a gorgeous bread bouquet. (via Mediterranealicious)

4. Cheddar Brioche: These cheesy buns are terrific nibbled on hot out of the oven, totally unadorned. However, we believe their calling in life is to pair up with a burger or grilled cheese. (via Savory Simple)

5. Fig and Walnut Bostock: Save some day-old brioche to make this sweet, nutty pastry. (via Bon Appétit)

6. Strawberry Brioche Croissant: Though they’re more crescent roll than traditional croissant, trust that these strawberry-jam-filled goodies are a welcome way to start the day. (via Bea’s Cookbook)

7. Brioche au Chocolat: If there was ever a Pop Tart bread equivalent, this would be it. Filled with pastry cream and bittersweet chocolate, these pastries are surely something to swoon over. (M Bakes)

8. Cinnamon Crunch Braided Brioche: Each strand is coated in an irresistible brown sugar and cinnamon mix before it’s braided into this fab, streusel-topped loaf. (via Half Baked Harvest)

9. Ensaimada Especial: Who could pass up one of these Filipino brioche buns featuring a sweet butter filling and salty, aged cheese topping? (via The Little Epicurean)

10. Rhubarb, Mango and Passion Fruit Brioche Galette: It looks like a pizza and a tart got together and made one deliciously fluffy and fruity dessert baby. The buttery brioche takes the place of the usual pie crust to create this bright, cheese- and fruit-filled galette. (via What’s for Lunch, Honey?)

11. Toasted Brioche Egg Cups: Bookmark this recipe the next time you’re cooking brunch for a crowd. Nestled into the center of a brioche bun with herbs and hot sauce, each egg cooks gently to runny-yolked perfection in the oven. (via Very Culinary)

12. Bread Pudding with Lemon Curd and Blueberries: Not your usual bread pudding. This custard is improved by the tang of lemon curd along with the occasional bursting blueberry. (via In Simone’s Kitchen)

13. Brioche Pizettes With Feta, Olives + Tomatoes: Enjoy topping these mini brioche pizzas to your heart’s content. (via The White Ramekins)

14. DIY Gluten-Free Brioche Dough (and Four Ways to Use It): Even your gluten-eating friends and family will go wild for all that this gluten-free brioche dough can accomplish. From burger and breakfast sandwich buns to soft pretzels and sweet cinnamon rolls, this dough can do it all. (via A Sage Amalgam)

15. Cinnamon Brioche Chocolate Chip French Toast Muffins With Coconut Streusel: Transform cubes of cinnamon-y brioche in a jiffy with this recipe. The combo of coconut custard, streusel and chocolate makes these French toast muffins shine. (via Half Baked Harvest)

16. Tarte Tropezienne: From this one recipe you’ll not only get one full-sized brioche and pastry cream tart, but also several mini ones. We’re thinking the latter are perfect taste testers for the baker. (via Fork and Flower)

17. Brioche Donuts With Tangy Raspberry Jelly: A tempting homemade raspberry jelly is tucked inside these scrumptious, cinnamon-sugar brioche donuts. Raspberry preserves not your jam? Fill them with caramel, Nutella or whatever else you prefer. (via A Space for Pudding)

18. Matcha Brioche Braided Loaf: Slice into this loaf to reveal a swirl of green tea and sugar intertwined inside. Between the caffeine and sugar, each piece is sure to provide a little energy boost. (via Miss Hangry Pants)

19. Brioche Plum Tart: This delicious bread-meets-tart tops slightly sweet brioche with slices of ruby red plums to create quite the breakfast treat. (via Spork or Foon)

20. Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Rolls: A dollop of Nutella is rolled into these hazelnut-sprinkled crescent rolls. Enjoy them along with your morning coffee or as a sweet mid-afternoon snack. (via The Sugar Hit)

21. California Brioche Roll: Now this is a fun play on the much-loved California sushi roll. Here, the luxurious combo of crab and avocado is stuffed into brioche buns. The finishing touch: a quick nori wrap around the middle. (via The Lifestyle Directory)

22. Banana Split Brioche French Toast Stack: Who else would like to dig into these French toast stacks packed with mascarpone cheese, sliced bananas and fresh berries? A drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce over top brings it on home. (via My Invisible Crown)

23. Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels: Soft pretzels take a turn for the sweet with a sprinkle of sugar crystals and a ribbon of chocolate throughout. (via Cook Like a Champion)

24. Black Salmon Burger: Here’s another way achieve the inky black bun that Burger King Japan brought to the fast food scene. (via Food Monger)

25. Brioche Cinnamon Rolls: If you enjoy Starbucks’ morning buns, or cinnamon buns of any kind, these beauts are right up your alley. (via Two of a Kind Cooks)

26. Lobster and Bearnaise Toasts with Charred Corn Relish: Tiny rounds of brioche are an ideal base for an indulgent lobster, charred corn and microgreen topping. They’ll make perfect bites for your next cocktail party. (Mmm… is for Mommy)

27. Apple Brioche: Enjoy the fall-like flavors of this apple-studded loaf for breakfast or dessert. Not feeling the fruit? No worries — simply omit the apples for an equally delicious, classic loaf. (via The Mormon Food Guy)

28. Spiced Poached Pear and Frangipane Brioche Tarts: Tender poached pears fan out over a creamy almond topping to create these splendid, burnished brioche tarts. (via Domestic Gothess)

29. Brioche Bread Pudding: Cocoa nib and coconut custard bread pudding is a terrific way to use up any leftover brioche you have cluttering your kitchen. Or, use the included homemade pumpkin brioche recipe if you want to take things to the next level. (via The Blonde Chef)

30. Craquelines: Imagine biting into crackly, almond-topped brioche with homemade candied orange pieces tucked inside. This is a treat for all of your senses. (via Cook, Snap, Repeat)

Anyone else find buttery brioche simply irresistible? Let’s talk about our favorite loaves below.