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Organic Brioche Buns

These homemade Organic Brioche Buns are light, sweet, and golden brown. They make the perfect bun for burgers or a decadent dinner roll!

If you love making homemade bread, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Honey Butter Dinner Rolls, French Baguettes, or my Lemon Rosemary Sourdough.

organic brioche buns

What is a brioche bun?

Brioche is a yeast bread bread that is enriched with butter, eggs, sugar, and sometimes milk. This is different than many other breads that can just be simple ingredients like flour and water. The addition of butter and eggs make these buns rich, flavorful, and delicious. And they also get their golden brown color from all these ingredients.

Brioche buns make for great hamburger buns. Though they are not traditional white hamburger buns as they are more dense, but also more flavorful. Think of a fancy bun you'd get at a steakhouse on a burger — that's usually a brioche bun.

Brioche buns are also great dinner rolls! If you're serving soup, these Brioche Buns would be a great side dish or dipping vessel for soup. You can eat them with butter or also dip them in your soup as they are sturdy enough to hold up in a soup because of their density. I also love their slightly sweet flavor!

organic brioche buns

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Homemade: I love making homemade bread because when you make it at home it almost always has less ingredients than when you buy them.

No Seed Oils: This recipe is free of seed oils, while most store bought hamburger buns contain them! That's one of the benefits of making your own homemade Organic Brioche Buns!

Organic Ingredients: When you make your own buns you can use the best organic ingredients. Especially with an enriched bun, such as these, that have dairy and eggs, using organic ingredients is going to make them better for your health.

organic brioche buns

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Pastry Brush

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the warm water and yeast and stir to combine. Allow to sit for 3 to 5 minutes, or until bubbly.

Add the flour, cane sugar, sea salt, melted butter, and eggs in that order. Mix on low on speed 2 for 3 to 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for 1 to 3 hours, until doubled in size.

organic brioche buns
organic brioche buns
organic brioche buns
organic brioche buns
organic brioche buns
organic brioche buns

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 9 portions, about 90 grams each. Form into a round ball by tucking the dough underneath. Place on the prepared baking sheet and cover with a kitchen towel (use plastic wrap if you are in a dry climate). Let rise for 1 hour, or until the dough feels springy.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Add the milk into a small dish and brush over the tops of the buns.

organic brioche buns
organic brioche buns
organic brioche buns

Step 4

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

Baker's Tips

  • Make sure to check that your yeast becomes bubbly. This is a sign that it's working and it's not expired. If yeast doesn't become bubbly, it's usually gone bad. There's no point to continue on with the recipe if that's the case as your bread won't rise. Yeast usually stays good for a couple months, but if you don't use it often then you can buy smaller amounts.
  • You can also make this by hand if you don't have a mixer. It will just take a little more elbow grease in order to knead it at the beginning, as it will be very sticky. Gloves can help if that's something you have in your kitchen, or if you're not afraid to get your hands super sticky then go for it!
  • Make sure to look at the dough. This is the most important thing whenever making any kind of bread is visual signs. Even though I do provide a time frame, always make sure that the dough has doubled in size and that the buns are springy. Those are the cues you're looking for before moving on to the next step.
  • A trick to help dough rise faster is place the bowl in a warm place. This can be next to the oven (if it's on) or on your mantle if you have a fire going. The warmer temperature will help the dough rise faster.
  • When baking, make sure to also look for visual clues that the buns are done. They bake best on a middle rack (so the bottoms don't burn, especially if you have a gas oven). If you have to bake one tray off, and then the next that's fine too!
  • You can freeze these buns too! Just make sure to have them in an airtight container (something like a Tupperware or large Ziploc).
organic brioche buns

FAQ's

What's the difference between brioche and regular buns?

Brioche dough is what is called an enriched dough. This means the dough is enriched, and it starts off with a higher concentration of fats. This fat provides flavor! Most enriched doughs are made with sugar, eggs, milk, or butter in addition to flour, yeast, and water. So, brioche buns are sweeter and have a more tender crumb than regular buns. You'll also notice that their color is darker as well, that's because of the egg in the dough.

Is a brioche bun better than a regular bun?

While brioche buns are enriched, and for my recipe that means they are made with sugar, butter, eggs, and milk – in addition to flour, water, and yeast. They do have a sweeter and richer flavor. It doesn't mean they are better than regular buns (such as my Soft White Hamburger Buns), it just means they are different. To me, that's like comparing a chocolate chip cookie to a peanut butter cookie. Sometimes you want something that goes with one kind, and sometimes you want something that goes with another. I like to make both of these buns for different recipes.

Is a brioche bun good for hamburgers?

Brioche buns are good for all kinds of things! Hamburgers being one of them. I use my Brioche Buns whenever I made Grilled Turkey Burgers. I prefer to use brioche buns with this recipe as the turkey is lighter than ground beef, and I want a bun that is more rich with more flavor.

How to Serve

  • Use for burgers or sandwiches.
  • Serve with butter as a dinner roll.
  • Serve as a side to soups.
  • Use leftovers as French toast.
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Organic Brioche Buns

Mimi Council
Learn how to make your own Organic Brioche Buns for burgers, soup, or just a side dish to any meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rising Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Makes 9 buns
Calories 372 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the warm water and yeast and stir to combine. Allow to sit for 3 to 5 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Add the flour, cane sugar, sea salt, melted butter, and eggs in that order. Mix on low on speed 2 for 3 to 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for 1 to 3 hours, until doubled in size.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 9 portions, about 90 grams each. Form into a round ball by tucking the dough underneath. Place on the prepared baking sheet and cover with a kitchen towel (use plastic wrap if you are in a dry climate). Let rise for 1 hour, or until the dough feels springy.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Add the milk into a small dish and brush over the tops of the buns.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 13 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 927mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 583IUVitamin C: 0.001mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 3mg
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