This buttery brioche bun recipe is so fluffy and perfect for any burger or sandwich. The moment you sink your teeth into the brioche rolls you’ll fall in love!
What is brioche?
- Brioche is a French type of bread that is made with yeast, flour, and a large amount of eggs and butter. The high butter content is what gives brioche bread that fluffy and tender texture.
What makes a brioche different to most breads?
- Brioche differs from your basic yeast bread because it has a lot of butter in it. The incorporated butter makes each bite of brioche so fluffy and melt in your mouth delicious!
How to make brioche buns
- Start off by combing the warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Then leave it out for 15 minutes or so until it becomes frothy.
- Then combine the flour, sugar, salt, eggs, and yeast mixture into the bowl of your stand mixer using the hook attachment. You’ll want to start off on low speed so the flour doesn’t go flying everywhere.
- Now slowly pick up the speed to high and add in the softened butter once you don’t see any more patches of flour. You’ll want to beat the brioche dough for about 10 minutes. The dough will be very sticky, which is what you want! DO NOT add more flour. The extra flour will make the brioche too dense.
- Next, you’ll need to place the dough into a large greased bowl. Cover and let it rise for about an hour.
- Now shape the brioche dough into a log and divide it up into 8 pieces. Shape each piece of dough into a round bun.
- Then place each brioche bun onto a baking sheet and let the buns rise. Now brush them with egg wash and sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
How do you serve brioche buns?
- Brioche buns are typically served toasted, especially before being served with a hamburger.
- You can also toast the brioche bun in the toaster or oven and serve it with fruit jam or salted butter.
Can you freeze brioche buns
- Yes, you can freeze any type of hamburger buns. Do this by tightly wrapping each brioche bun with aluminum foil then place the buns in a gallon sized plastic zip-lock bag. Freeze the brioche for up to 3 months.
Watch how to make brioche buns here
- 1 cup whole milk 237 ml
- 1/4 cup sugar divided 50g
- 2 tsp dry active yeast 6.3g
- 4 1/2 cups purpose flour 585g
- 2 tsp salt 11.38g
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter 113g
- Warm 1 cup of milk to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit and add 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tsp of dry active yeast. Give it a good stir and let it become frothy in a warm place for about 15 minutes
- Meanwhile combine 4 1/4 cup of all purpose flour, 3 tbsp sugar, and 2 tsp salt in your beat bowl and make a well with a spatula.
- Pour the yeast mixture and 4 eggs into the flour and beat it slowly with the hook attachment. Then pick up the speed to high.
- When no more patches of flour appear add in the sliced 1/2 cup of softened butter.
- Continue to beat the dough for another 10 minutes until it’s formed its shape.
- Now place it on a lightly floured surface. It will be very sticky. She put into a ball and place it into a greased bowl.
- Cover The bowl with plastic wrap and keep in a warm place for one hour.
- Form the dough into a log and divided into eight equal pieces.
- Shape each piece into a ball and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to proof. This should take about 30 to 50 minutes.
- Brush each bun with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown.