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large fluffy brioche buns on baking sheet
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Light and Soft Brioche Burger Buns

Soft and fluffy burger buns made right at home. If you've never found a bun recipe that you love, it's because you haven't tried these!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
rising time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: bread machine brioche buns, brioche buns, brioche burger buns
Servings: 8 large buns
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Katie Shaw


For the dough

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk whole is best, but any kind is fine
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter equivalent to 1/2 stick
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4¼-4½ cups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons yeast instant or active dry

For topping the buns

  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds or poppy seeds


  • Warm the milk, water, and butter. In a glass measuring cup, put the water, milk, and unsalted butter.  Microwave on low for 45 seconds to soften the butter and slightly warm the milk and water.
  • Mix all ingredients. Add the contents of the measuring cup to your bread machine bucket or stand mixer bowl.  Then add the remaining dough ingredients in the order listed. Start with the lesser amount of flour, adding more as needed. The dough will be sticky but should form a ball.
  • Knead. Set machine for DOUGH cycle, or knead in the stand mixer 8-10 minutes on low. It is difficult to knead brioche by hand, so use a machine if you have one.
  • The first rise. Allow the dough to rise for two hours, tightly covered, until very puffy.  
  • Divide and shape. Divide dough into 8-12 pieces, using electric scale if you are particular. You will get 8 very large buns or 12 medium buns. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Shape dough pieces into balls and place them on a baking sheet.  Brush rolls with egg wash and sprinkle with seeds if desired. Cover tightly with greased plastic wrap.
  • The second rise. Allow the buns to rise for one hour at warm room temperature.  Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until very golden brown. Cool on wire rack.  If you'd like, toast before using as burger buns


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg