These Brioche Buns are inspired by my son’s favorite hamburger bun. When the #BreadBakers announced this months challenge to bake bread with seeds, I knew I needed to come up with a great Brioche roll that we could make here at home. These turned out so soft and delicious, I know they will be a favorite in our home.
I must admit that I short cut the recipe a little. I did not notice any issue with it, but do plan to try it with refrigerating the dough over night to see if there is a change. I made my dough in the morning, let it rise for an hour and left it in the refrigerator all day until close to dinner time when I pulled them out for shaping and the last rise before baking. We have used these for breakfast sandwiches with egg, sausage and cheese as well as take to work sandwiches. This bread is multi-purpose and fantastic!
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Brioche Buns Recipe
- 2 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
- 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp.instant yeast
- 3 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk, white reserved for wash (below)
- 1/4 cup cool water
- 10 tbsp. butter, at cool room temperature
- 1 large egg white (reserved from above) lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
- sesame seeds, optional
Put all dough ingredients into the mixing bowl of a stand mixer (or use a bread machine). The dough will be smooth, shiny and a bit sticky. Knead in the stand mixer for 15 to 20 minutes, it's a long knead cycle. Due to the length of time needed to knead, it is not recommended to knead by hand.
When the dough forms a ball, place it in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl and let it rise for one hour.
After the initial rise, refrigerate the covered dough overnight. The next day remove the dough from the refrigerator. Divide the dough into six equal pieces. Shape each into a ball by rolling the dough around on at pastry surface until smooth and rounded. Place on a prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly. Leave 2 to 3 inches between each bun.
Cover the buns, and let them rise until they're quite puffy. This may take as little as 1 to 3 hours. When the buns are raised, preheat the oven to 375°F.
Prepare the egg wash by combing the egg and water together and then brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds,. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 14 to 18 minutes. If they appear to be getting too brown, tent with aluminum foil. Test the buns to ensure they are at least 190°F on a digital thermometer inserted into the center.
Remove the buns from the oven, and cool on a rack.
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
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