I decided to up my burger game. While I don’t normally make burgers at home (burgers just seem better out at a bar…) I had a craving. I have been enjoying making breads as of late, so I figured I’d try my hand at burger buns. I personally love brioche, but was a little daunted since I had never attempted making brioche before. Well I gave it a go and they turned out great!
The dough is very simple to make, but take a while to rise (roughly 2 hours).
Once you form the buns they too need to rise for another 2 hours (can take less but it was cold!).
We enjoyed our brioche buns with turkey burgers, topped with caramelized onions and lots of cheese!
- 3 tablespoons warm milk
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 2½ tablespoons sugar
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1 large egg
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
- Sesame seeds
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the milk, water, yeast, sugar, salt and egg. Mix briefly to combine.
- Add the flours to the bowl, and mix until incorporated. Mix in the butter.
- Switch to the dough hook and knead on low speed for about 6-8 minutes. The dough will be somewhat tacky.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, roughly 2 hours.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Gently roll each portion of dough into a ball and place on the baking sheet, 2-3 inches apart. Cover loosely with lightly oiled plastic wrap and let rise again, 2 hours, until nearly doubled.
- Set a large metal pan of water on the lowest rack of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400F with a rack in the center. Brush the tops of the buns lightly with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake the buns about 15 minutes rotating halfway through baking, until the tops are golden brown. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.