Friday, April 13, 2012

Brioche Sandwich Buns

 

I had fun playing with my new bread machine again this past week! I took a recipe not intended for a bread machine and used the "dough only" cycle since the dough needs to be shaped by hand. I wanted some really good rolls to make sandwiches with some of our leftover Easter ham and had saved this recipe from the LA Times and adapted it for a bread machine.



They turned out perfectly and were so tasty, it was hard not to eat them plain with a little bit of fresh butter.  They will be wonderful with burgers on the grill this summer!

Brioche Buns

Adapted from the NY Times
Printable Recipe

(Recipe adapted for the dough cycle on a bread machine - see above link for regular recipe)

Makes 12 buns

1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons warm milk
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened.
1 large egg
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups bread flour
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
Sesame or Poppy Seeds (optional)

In a glass measuring cup, combine 1 cup warm water, the milk, yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat 1 egg and soften butter in microwave until just barely melted - stir to combine. Add beaten egg and melted butter to yeast mixture.

In a large bowl, whisk flours with salt.

Add liquid ingredients and dry ingredients according to the instructions provided with your bread machine. Choose the 'dough' cycle.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

After the dough is kneaded and has risen in the bread machine, remove it to a work surface. Using a dough scraper, divide the dough into 3 equal parts and divide each of those parts into 4 equal parts. Shape each of the 12 parts into a ball, pulling the dough down and under the bottom of each ball. (Lightly oil your fingers if the dough sticks).  Arrange the balls 2 to 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel and let buns rise in a warm place for about 1 hour. 15 minutes before the hour is over, set a large shallow pan of water on oven floor or lowest rack. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with the top rack in the center.

Beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush some on top of buns. Add sesame or poppy seeds, if desired. Bake, turning sheet halfway through baking, until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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59 comments:

  1. Yes, they do look hard not keep from eating just out of the oven with butter but I know they will be fabulous with the ham and with burgers this summer.

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  2. They look so good by themselves, I can only imagine how fantastic they'd be with a nice juicy burger!

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  3. Wow, those came out perfect. I bet they'll be so good for burgers.

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  4. These look great, Susan, and I am sure taste even better. I love a juicy burger on a brioche roll. xo

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  5. I love these buns dear, brioche buns are one of my favorite breads! Look delicious Susan!

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  6. The buns look fantastic and must have made your ham sandwiches really special.

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  7. I needed these Bee-utiful buns for my Sloppy Joes Susan! Thanks for the recipe and I love that I can mix them in my bread machine.

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  8. They look PERFECT Susan, just perfect! Magazine worthy for sure.

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  9. Yum! I am not a big bread eater, but one of those with a little butter on it sounds good.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  10. The rolls look beautiful Susan! Bet they were great:@)

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  11. Just what I've been looking for! Thank you so much. Making them tomorrow.

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  12. Ohhhh...homemade rolls for hamburgers...that would be lovely.

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  13. They are a picture of deliciousness!

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  14. These are beautiful! They look bakery good! Perfect for a summer cookout!!

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  15. These must be the fanciest burgers on Earth to be served on a brioche bun. These buns look heavenly!

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  16. They look wonderful! I will have to look at the non bread machine version. I need a new food processor , my Cuisinart is on its last legs, and I use it a lot! So the bread maker will have to wait.

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  17. Bread machines can make your life so easy when it comes to bread! At least mine has done so many many times. Your buns are perfectly shaped and baked and with the bread machine you saved time and energy as well! Have a great weekend!

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  18. These are so beautiful!Love the name brioche buns. Happy top hear you are having fun with your bread machine. I also have your little butter dish.
    Rita

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  19. One of these days I'll weaken enough to buy that bread machine I've been looking at for ages. My favorite part of the ham is the slices that go into sandwiches the next day. Homemade rolls make it perfect.

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  20. Mmm i adore brioche. These buns look amazing!

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  21. They look so appetizing! I could eat them with butter, every morning, not a problem! I was surprised that the dough is actually not too rich (I expected 5 eggs and lots more butter and milk!) yet they look so fluffy and soft!

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  22. Your brioche buns are gorgeous. My mother baked bread when I was a child and occasionally made hamburger buns and they were out of this world fantastic. I envy your baking skills and your bread machine.
    Sam

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  23. Wow, these look so yum! I've really got to get me a bread machine!

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  24. Susan, there is nothing like homebaked bread and rolls!

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  25. Those are some beautiful buns! You can keep the burger, just pass me the butter :)

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  26. My husband says that these would make some great burgers for the dinner! They look so lovely.

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  27. wow, those are just delicious and perfect with everything, I mean everything like succulent burgers!
    Cheers : )

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  28. As a big sandwich fan, I could sure see a dandy built on these - they look delicious.

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  29. Ohhh... those brioche buns look simply perfect, Susan! Gorgeous color and texture :) I would love to get a bread machine someday! Makes the process of preparing homemade bread so much fun and easier :)

    HUGS <3

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  30. Susan, the brioche buns look wonderful!! Isn't baking bread so good for the senses and so satisfying? You sure are having a fun time with your new bread machine.

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  31. wow lucky ham to get between these :-) thanks for asking about the storms luckily we were ok

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  32. Your buns are beautiful! Must be delicious eaten warm with a generous serving of butter! Having fun with your bread maker, yay!

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  33. These Buns look fantastic!!!
    I can eat them just like that.... I can bet they taste divine!!!

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  34. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise you've got "perfect buns" LOL!!! Sorry I couldn't resist! I'm just imaging a pulled pork sandwich on one! Yum! I'll bet your home smelled fantastic!

    Thanks for stopping by and having a virtual slice of my peanut butter and chocolate pie! LOL!!!

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  35. I just love a homemade burger bun on a grilled burger;-) Your photos are gorgeous;-)

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  36. Well, I think I am enjoying YOUR new bread machine even more that You are, Susan! I've had mine for over 20 years & I have never made brioche with it!! Plain yeast rolls with the manual setting, yes, but not THIS recipe.
    Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm copying it immediately to try very, very soon. I recently volunteered to bring homemade buns to our End-Of-The-Year-Tennis-Luncheon, so I've GOT the perfect excuse.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  37. Congrats on the new bread machine...how fun! These buns look fantastic!

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  38. This is beautiful bread, looks absolutely perfect!

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  39. I love to bake bread and this would be a favorite! I need to try this recipe! It would be good for lunch of dinner! Thanks! ♥

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  40. Oh these look soooo good! I LOVE brioche buns and always get them at my grocery store, but I'm sure that homemade is even better!

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  41. Those look really good! I've always wanted to try making buns. The recipes I've found usually call for a bun pan, which I don't have. My family loves homemade bread, and if it looked as good as your does, I know they would think this recipe was a winner! Thanks for stopping by Your Cozy Home Party.

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  42. You made buns! OMG. I would never even attempt such a thing. They look heavenly!

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  43. Oh Susan...I like the buns...they sure look so light and soft.
    I could use some of this buns with the left over ham :)
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  44. Susan, those look bakery perfect! good job!

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  45. Your brioche buns look so perfect, Susan! I bet they made delicious sandwiches. Now I'm so tempted to buy a bread machime :)

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  46. Those look fantastic! I'll have to make them soon. Do you think they would work for a french dip or would they get too soggy?

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  47. I would not be able to resist, they came out perfect. with a pat of butter...mmmm

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  48. Oh wow...I'm not a breadbaker, so I would happily come over to devour yours. They look beautiful!
    Ronelle

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  49. Ohhh my, these sound fabulous! Nothing better than homemade bread. x

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  50. Aren't bread machines the best? ;) I love mine - although I have yet to make buns using it. These turned out pretty darn perfect - lovely color and shape. I'm a little surprised the LA Times called them "brioche" buns as they're not ladened with butter and eggs or allowed to develop overnight, but who cares? They're gorgeous!

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  51. They look perfect!

    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  52. I want a bread machine darnit! I'm totally missing out on all these awesome recipes because I hate the thought of having to do all the kneading by hand. I think those would be excellent with burgers.

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  53. Hi Susan! I know I was here before, so this is just a quick message to let you know your wonderful bread was one of My Saturday Picks yesterday. Congrats on your feature and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  54. These buns are gorgeous! I would love to put a sandwich or burger on them...but I do think I'd have a hard time not just eating them plain! Deeeelicious. So happy that you've shared them w/ BYOB this month :D

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  55. These look so good- making me hungry!

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  56. These buns are perfectly soft and fluffy - they would defintiely make the burger :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  57. P.S. Hi Susan can you let me know if the recipe is ok for the( stand mixer)?Thank you Susan for taking this time to read the recipe...thank you again.


    1 egg, beaten with 1 Tbsp water for egg wash
    Sesame or Poppy Seeds (optional)
    In a glass measuring cup or medium bowl, combine 1 cup warm water, the milk, yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, beat 1 egg and soften butter in microwave until just barely melted - stir to combine. Add beaten egg and melted butter to yeast mixture.
    In a large stand mixer bowl, whisk flours with salt.
    Now changes to dough hook and add liquid ingredients and dry ingredients mix until it looks like crumbs on medium low #3 or #4, Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Scrape dough onto clean, surface counter and knead, scooping dough up, slapping it on counter and turning it, until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes.
    Shape dough into a ball and return it to bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 1 to 2 hours.
    Now remove it to a work surface, using a dough scraper, divide the dough into 3 equal parts and divide each of those parts into 4 equal parts. Shape each of the 12 parts into a ball, pulling the dough down and under the bottom of each ball. (Lightly oil your fingers if the dough sticks).
    Arrange the balls 2 to 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel and let buns rise in a warm place for about 1 to 2 hours. 15 minutes before the hour is over, set a large shallow pan of water on oven floor or lowest rack. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with the top rack in the center.
    Beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush some on top of buns. Add sesame or poppy seeds, if desired, Bake, turning sheet halfway through baking, until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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