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Brioche Burger Buns

Soft, buttery brioche buns are perfect for burgers or sandwiches.  A perfect burger starts with a great bun.

Course Breads, Rolls
Cuisine American
Keyword Brioche Burger Buns, hamburger buns
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
rise time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 276 kcal


  • cup warm water (235 ml)
  • 3 tbsp warm milk (45 ml)
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast (7 gr)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sugar (37 gr)
  • 1 egg large
  • 3 cups bread flour (390 gr)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (43)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened

Egg Glaze

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp water
  • sesame seeds or poppy seeds optional


  1. In a glass measuring cup, combine one cup warm water, the milk, yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about five minutes. Meanwhile, beat one egg.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a dough blade, add both flours, salt and butter. Pulse several times until the butter is blended in and the flour mixture resembles sand. Beat the egg and add to the flour mixture.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly pour in water mixture and mixing until the dough forms a ball.
  4. Lightly butter a large bowl. Shape dough into a ball and place it in the buttered bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, one to two hours.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using dough scraper, divide dough into 8 equal parts. Gently roll each into a ball, flatten slightly and shape into a disk. Arrange two to three inches apart on baking sheet. Cover loosely with a clean dish towel and allow to rise again for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the dough feels like a marshmallow when gently touched.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in center. Beat remaining egg with one tablespoon water and brush the tops and around the sides of the bun. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Bake baking, until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Makes 8 4 to 5-inch burger bun.

Recipe Notes

  • You can tell if the dough is fully risen and ready to bake by gently pressing on the dough.  If it feels like a marshmallow, then it's ready to bake.
  • Directions for a stand electric mixer:  In a large bowl of an electric mixer stir together flours with salt. Add butter and mix using the paddle attachment. Add the yeast mixture until the dough forms a ball and is smooth and elastic.
  • This makes a large bun.  The dough can easily be divided into smaller rounds for smaller buns. Diving dough into 16 small pieces of dough makes a perfect slider bun.
  • Buns can be made in advance and placed in a freezer for up to 1 week.  Cool completely and place in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Brioche Burger Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 bun)
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.