Brioche Buns

So it’s been a while since i’ve updated my blog, thought it would be a great idea to start with something i’m really digging at the moment, brioche seems to be the new ‘in’ bun going around right now, french in style, it’s a very sweet and soft bun that people seems to be going crazy for, myself included so hey, lets give it a go.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 eggs
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 200g butter
  • 150ml milk
  • 20g salt
  • 15g dry active yeast 
  • 700g bread flour

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Step 1: First off, in the mixer, combine the sugar, eggs, yeast and milk, until the yeast is completely dissolved and gives off a brown hue.

Step 2: Add in the salt and very slowly add in the flour (i suggest using a large spoon), mixing on a low speed, after a while the dough will slowly come together, as seen in the picture below 

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Step 3: When the dough starts to come together, add in the butter and crank the mixer up to a medium speed, continue mixing for 25 minutes until the dough pulls cleanly from the bowl, the dough will have a much more smooth texture, oil a boil, cover it in cling film and place it in a fridge for 2 hours.

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Step 4: Line a tray with grease proof paper, take the dough and make 80g portions, roll them up into a balls and slowly press them down, i would put 6 on a tray so they have enough space each, cover them with cling film and put them in a warm area for another 2 hours 

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Step 5: After the 2 hours, pre heat the oven to 175°, whisk one egg with a little drop of milk and brush over the top of the buns (gives it a nice gloss) optionally add some seeds on top, people usually go for sesame seeds, i much prefer using sun flower seeds but go with what you want, into the oven they go for 15 minutes, take them out, let them cool and you have your first brioche buns, now go make yourself a burger 😉

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