Friday, February 28, 2014

Everything Brioche Burger Buns

Don't I have just the cutest baking assistant ever?? Each time this little monkey would toss an ingredient in the mixer she would announce, "I did it! I did it!"

And she sure didn't mind helping herself to a little taste here and there.

Homemade burger buns have been on my list of things to try for a few months now and they sure didn't disappoint! I don't think we will ever be able to go back now!

Everything Brioche Burger Buns
Adapted slightly from: Annie's Eats
Yield: 8 Buns

3 Tbsp milk
1 c. warm water
2 tsp yeast
2 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3 1/3 c. flour
2 1/2 Tbsp butter, softened

For topping:
1 egg
1 Tbsp water
sesame seeds
poppy seeds
dried minced onion

Directions: Begin by heating the milk in the microwave on high for about 25 seconds. Add warm milk, warm water, yeast, and sugar to a mixing bowl and combine. Set aside for 5-10 minutes or until beginning to foam.

Add salt and egg to yeast mixture and mix until combine. Slowly add the flour about a cup at a time. Once all the flour is incorporated knead with a dough hook for about 6 minutes. The dough will be pretty sticky. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside until doubled in size. (1-2 hours.)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide dough into 8 equal parts and gently form each into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet. Cover loosely with oiled plastic wrap. Allow dough to rise again until doubled in size - about an hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine egg and water in a small bowl. Carefully brush the top of each bun with the egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and dried minced onion. Bake for 15 minutes flipping half-way though baking.

Transfer to a rack and allow buns to completely cool before slicing.

(We love to toast ours a little in the oven before using.)