Making your own burgers buns is easier than you might think and the deliciously fresh buns will really impress your guests (or family, as the case may be). Sure, the dough needs time to rise a couple different times but if you start in the morning or early afternoon the effort is well worth it. These buns were so crazy good. The recipe originally suggested it would make eight buns but I made ten instead so the actual burger was the highlight of the meal as opposed to the bun. I can’t wait to show you the burgers I made to go with these buns! Soon…
Here’s what I did:
Brioche Style Burger Buns
- 1 cup warm Water
- 3 tbsp warm Milk (I used So Delicious Coconut Milk)
- 2 tsp Yeast
- 2 1/2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 large Eggs
- 3 cups Bread Flour
- 1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 1/2 tbsp Unsalted Butter, softened
- Sesame Seeds (optional)
- In a small warmed bowl, proof yeast by combining the water, milk, yeast and sugar. Cover and set aside for 5- 10 minutes. Meanwhile, beat one egg.
- In a large bowl, whisk flours with salt. Add butter and cut in with pastry cutter or rub into flour between your fingers, making crumbs. Gently stir in yeast mixture and beaten egg until a dough forms. Scrape dough onto well-floured counter and knead, scooping dough up, slapping it on counter and turning it, until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. The dough will be on the sticky side so it can be a bit messy, but keep in mind that the more flour you knead in, the tougher the buns will get. Try to leave them tackier than you would a round loaf. It will get easier to manage as you knead.
- Shape dough into a ball and return it to bowl. Cover bowl with wax paper and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, one to two hours.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a dough scraper or knife, divide dough into 8 or 10 equal parts. Gently roll each into a ball and arrange two to three inches apart on baking sheet. Cover loosely with a dish towel and let buns rise in a warm place for one to two hours.
- Set a large shallow pan of water on the lowest rack in the oven. Preheat oven to 400’F with another rack in center. Beat remaining egg with one tablespoon water and brush some on top of buns. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using. Bake, turning sheet halfway through baking, until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.