Baking Buns: Light Brioche Buns

A key component to any great sandwich is the bun. You need a bun that can hold up the fillings but doesn’t take away from the experience. (oh, insert the bun jokes here.) I’ve been known to throw away a bun if it’s too overpowering for the burger, or just takes away from the experience. Oh and if its too chewy or dry, its out.
So, needless to say, with all the burgers off the grill lately, there have been some bun baking in this household – we’re not even going near the oven jokes – that just freaks me out. My first batch looked wonderful, right up until they deflated (a second before being placed in the oven). They were good, but rather short for a burger. Danielle over at Runs with Spatulas mentioned these to me and I knew I had to try them after my other defeat.


These turned out beautifully. The only thing I may change is to bake them for 7 minutes, before adding the egg wash and finishing the baking (a suggestion made by a friend of mine when I asked about the deflation). I’m going to try that next time.

And on a serious note: when baking using steam, be very careful when opening the oven door.

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  1. says

    We want to start a new tradition this year for July 4 with a GIANT hamburger. Obviously, I will have to make the bun. Will give this a try! Thanks!

  2. says

    This is my go-to recipe for burger buns too. They’re just the right balance of light and fluffy, and they’re substantial enough not to fall apart when they’re stuffed. I find that they do deflate a little bit when you brush on the egg, but they’ve always puffed right back up in the oven… never had a batch go bad on me yet (and I make these A LOT).

  3. says

    those buns look so very very good! what a great alternative to those white bread rolls they sell at the store! I have always wanted to try and make a brioche bun, thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Your right about steam, some of my worst burns have come from steam!

  4. says

    Oh, wow, Kita! These look like the perfect burger buns. I’m picky about my bread, too…and I know I’d have no complaints with these!

  5. says

    I’m in serious trouble now. I’m trying so hard to come up with vegan baked goodies, and here I’m drooling at your burger buns. Do you feel my pain?
    I have the feeling I’m gonna make these soon!
    Thanks for sharing Kita

  6. says

    Those look great! Thank you for sharing this, Kita! I have been looking for a good recipe for burger buns. I just made brioche knots a few days ago, and I am kicking myself for not thinking of turning them into buns! :) Thanks for the inspiration!


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