By Savini Gauri
You need only 7 ingredients to make these Brioche Bread Burger Buns. Try this soft, buttery, and super-easy bun recipe to make the best burgers at home.
If you’re a beginner in making bread, this recipe is for you. Read this blog post to learn more about bread baking, handling yeast, and how to prep them in advance.
Why These Brioche Buns Are The Best
Do you long to bake homemade bread but are too intimidated to start? Do bread recipes seem overly complicated and confusing? Then this recipe is for you.
Here’s why you should try this recipe:
Easy and fresh ingredients. These brioche buns are made using basic ingredients you’ll probably find in your pantry. And they’re free of any preservatives or artificial flavors.
Fun Sunday brunch idea. DIY burgers at home are a great meal for larger gatherings or brunches, especially if you have kids at home.
It’s vegetarian. You don't need any eggs for this recipe.
Perfect buns. The buns turn out pillowy soft, fluffy, and buttery. You can even try quite a few variations with this brioche bun recipe.
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All-Purpose Flour - You can also use bread flour for this recipe if you want the buns to be slightly chewy.
Granulated Sugar - It acts like food for the yeast, increases its activity, and makes the dough tender.
Active Dry Yeast - You can also use instant yeast.
Milk - The liquid activates the yeast. Using milk makes the buns soft and fluffy, especially if you use whole milk.
Unsalted Butter - Let the butter sit at room temperature. It should be cold enough to hold its shape but not too cold.
Neutral Tasting Oil - To drizzle in the dough bowl and on the work surface.
Activate the yeast. Mix the warm milk, sugar, and active dry yeast in the bowl of your stand mixer for about 30 seconds or until they start to get combined, not dissolved. Now let it rest for a few minutes.
Add the salt and flour at once.
Knead the dough. Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes.
Add butter. Add 2-3 pieces of butter and continue kneading until there are no visible chunks. Continue kneading for another 7-8 minutes.
Rest and rise the dough. Once the dough is elastic. Transfer the dough into an oiled bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rest for 60 minutes.
Shape the buns. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and shape them into buns. Let them rest and rise for another 45 minutes.
Bake the buns. Bake them at 190°C (374°F) for 18-20 minutes.
Finish them off. Generously brush butter on them and let them rest for 10-15 minutes.
Expert Tips and Tricks
Use warm milk. Heat the milk in the microwave for a few seconds. Warm milk helps activate the yeast faster.
If you dont have a stand mixer. If you do not own a stand mixer, you can do this in a large mixing bowl with a large wooden spoon/rubber spatula. It will take a bit of arm strength to do it. A hand mixer works too, but the sticky dough constantly gets stuck in the hook attachment. So, mixing by hand using a wooden spoon/rubber spatula is a better choice.
Place the buns 2-3 inches apart. Since they’ll significantly rise and puff up in size.
Add toppings. Feel free to add toppings like sesame seeds, nigella seeds, etc. before letting them rise.
Get the perfect golden-colored buns. If you notice the bun tops browning too quickly while baking, loosely cover them with aluminum foil and continue baking.
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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoyed testing and tasting it!
Can I prepare the brioche burger buns in advance?
If you feel like getting a jumpstart a day in advance, prepare the burger bun dough and divide it. Cover the dough balls tightly and refrigerate for up to 18 hours. At least three hours before you intend to bake them, simply take them out of the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature. Then continue with the recipe.
How do I store the brioche burger buns?
Can I prepare the brioche dough in advance?