Brioche Hamburger Buns

Rich and flavorful, this roll is for those times you want to showcase a really special burger.  These rolls are generous in size, so make the burgers with 1/3 to 1/2 pound of meat!


Details

Difficulty

Beginner

Yield

8 to 10 buns

Prep Time

20 minutes

Rest Time

45 minutes

Rise Time

4 hours OR overnight

Second Rise

30 to 45 minutes

Bake Time

20 to 25 minutes

Ingredients


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions


Note:  A heavy stand mixer is needed for this recipe.

Combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, water and eggs in a large bowl. Beat 1 minute at high speed of electric mixer until smooth. Cover and let rest 45 minutes.

Add remaining flour, sugar and salt; beat on low speed to incorporate. Beat 8 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.  Cut 1 stick butter in half lengthwise, then slice into 1/2 inch slices.   Beat in butter using medium speed of mixer, a few bits at a time, until fully incorporated. Cover bowl and let dough rise in refrigerator for a minimum 4 hours or overnight.

Divide dough into 8 to 10 equal portions; shape into balls. Place on greased OR parchment paper lined baking sheets (4 to 5 buns per sheet). Flatten with palm of hand to about 3/4-inch in height.  Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Mix egg yolk and water until thoroughly combined. Brush over tops of buns.

Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

Note:  Buns will have some cracks on the surface.  This is normal.