Saturday, April 12, 2014

Brioche Burger Buns

I made some Deli Buns last week and love the "pretzel" flavors of the onion, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds on the top. From the other recipes on here I am sure you can tell that I am a burger and fries kind of guy so when we decided to make burgers this week I wanted a fresh bun that would hold up the amount of cheese an toppings we were going to pile on.
On weekends I can usually be talked into to going out for a meal or two and one of the places within walking distance with great food is LOCAL on 8th. They make fresh burgers and buns that are worth the 13 bucks. I wanted to recreate their "rustic" bun and settled on a "brioche" bun.
These buns ended up being perfect with the exact eggy/buttery flavour that I was craving along with looking like a million dollars. I would have been happy if I ordered this in a restaurant.
For my birthday Jess got me this Vintage looking canvas that I have hanging in the kitchen that really inspired me for this meal:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tbsp warm milk (I microwaved it for about 45 seconds)
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups bread flour (I used all purpose flour because I didn't have bread flour and used 3 1/2 cups total)
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened.
  • sesame seeds, minced onions, poppy seeds


  1. In your stand mixer, combine 1 cup warm water, 3 tbsp milk, yeast and sugar. Let proof about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, beat 2 eggs.
  2. Add the flours, salt and butter.
  3. Stir in beaten egg. 
  4. Run the mixer about 8-10 minutes (I only use the dough hook because I am too lazy to wash anything extra).
  5. Shape the dough into a ball. Cover bowl with damp kitchen towel (or paper towel) and let the dough rise in a warm place until it has doubled is size (about 1 hr).
  6. Line a a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 8 parts.
  7. To shape the dough into balls. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let buns rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  8. Beat the last egg and brush the buns with the egg wash then top with the sesame seeds, minced onions, poppy seeds.
  9. Preheat your oven to 400 F. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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