Ohhhh… There is nothing quite like a fresh out-of-the-oven bun! I always love homemade buns. They are so fresh, flavorful and tasty… And it’s so fun to make them!
Brioche is the classic French yeast bread made from eggs, butter, flour, and yeast and formed into a bun or a roll. It is one of my favorite yeasted breads, which has a rich butter flavor and soft, fluffy texture. If you have never made them before, I urge you to try it. I promise you will be satisfied with your end result!
These buns are so easy to make, but it takes some time because you have to wait until the dough will double in size. So just be patient guys! I like to put the dough in a warm oven (first preheat the oven for about a minute, then turn off the heat) to speed up the rising process. It works perfectly for me!
What a simple trick and a time saver. 😉
You can use these brioche buns in a variety of ways: use for burgers or sandwiches, dip into soups, use as an appetizer or just as a snack. Either way you use them, they will be a tasty addition to your table.
These buns are so soft and delicious! Personally, I like to eat them on their own… But my husband is dying for burgers! So… I am going to make him so happy today. Chicken burgers are coming soon!! 🙂
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter , melted
- 2 cups plus 2-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon 5 Grain Cereal , optional, for topping
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, melted butter and salt until well combined. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour and yeast. Add about half of dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together with a rubber spatula or large spoon. With a wooden spoon, stir in the remaining flour mixture until the dough begins to leave the sides of the bowl. If the dough is too sticky, just add the additional tablespoon of flour. The dough should be buttery, but workable.
Place your dough on a lightly floured surface and knead it with your hands for several minutes. Form the dough into a ball and transfer it to a lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic-wrap and let sit in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. After dough has doubled in size, place it onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently for a minute or two. Form 6 equal balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2-3 inches apart. Sprinkle the top with some 5-grain cereal (or other rolled grains), if desired. Cover with a towel and let them rise in a warm place for about 20-30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees. Bake the buns for about 10-12 minutes, or until slightly golden-brown on top. Transfer to a rack and cool.