Homemade Brioche Buns
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Serves: 8 buns
This Easy Homemade Brioche Bun Recipe will set off all your burgers and sandwiches! Note that the prep time includes time for 2 rises.
  • 1 cup warm water (check the label on your yeast for temperature recommendations)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 2½ teaspoons sugar
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg + another for the egg wash
  • sesame seeds or poppy seeds if you want them
  1. Whisk together the water, milk, yeast, and sugar. Let it sit until it looks foamy - about 5 mins. While it sits, whisk together the flours and salt in a large bowl and beat the egg.
  2. Pour the liquid and beaten egg into the flour and fold it in until it mostly comes together. I use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a very well floured surface and knead it until smooth - 6 to 8 mins. You can keep adding flour as you go if it feels too sticky, but you don't wanna make it tough. When the dough forms a nice smooth and slightly tacky ball, put it back in the bowl and cover with a towel.
  4. Put the bowl in a warm place and let it rise until it has doubled in size. In the summer it will be less time! I like to just turn the oven on and put the bowl on top of the stove.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment or you can just lightly grease it. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and place them 2 or 3 inches apart. Lightly cover them with a towel, or I like to spray a tiny bit of nonstick spray on plastic wrap and cover them with that. Put them back in the warm place and let them rise again until they are ALMOST the size you want them to be.
  6. While they rise preheat the oven to 400. Put a pan on the bottom oven rack with about an inch of water in it.
  7. Make a quick egg wash with the remaining egg and a little water (about a tablespoon). Gently brush the tops with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15 minutes, turning the pan halfway through.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/homemade-brioche-buns/