Today was a bright sunshine day and all I could think was I wish the sun would go away. I am probably not like everyone else when it comes to the weather. I like it when its overcast and days people think are dreary. When it is all sunny out all everyone does is want to sleep and I sit extremely drowsy not wishing to do absolutely anything. Please rain come my way!
As much as I love the rain, hamburgers are best when it is nice and sunny out. These light brioche burger buns do just the trick when your in need of a good burger fix. The recipe is courtesy of the Smitten Kitchen who has such extremely good recipes and photos! I would most defiantly check out her website at http://www.smittenkitchen.com/.
Everyone has their own way of making their perfect burger, for me it is simply lettuce and tomato. You let the tomato bring that nice juicy bite and it is perfect. These buns were great at soaking up that tomato juice and giving the great taste that I was looking for. Please do go make yourself these buns on a nice sunny day.
Light Brioche Buns
- 3 tbs warm milk
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 1/2 tbs sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 tbs unsalted butter, softened
- Sesame seeds
Combine the milk, yeast, and sugar. Let sit for about five minutes until foamy.
In a medium bowl mix the flours and salt. Add the butter, mixing with hand until crumbly. Add the yeast mixture and one beaten egg.
Dust your counter top with all-purpose flour and dump dough out on to counter. Knead until smooth and elastic. The dough is very sticky and I had trouble with it at points but try to only add as much flour that is absolutely needed! Too much will make them not as light and delicious!!
Put dough into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for about one to two hours. The dough should double in size.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and separate dough into eight small balls. Lay them as spread out as possible on the baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. They should rise a little more, I would say leave there for about an hour to two hours.
Put a pan of water at the bottom of your over and preheat to 400 degrees. Beat the remaining egg with a tbs of water and brush onto the buns, adding sesame seeds. Bake for about 15 minutes until tops are golden brown.
Let cool and get a hamburger between that bun!
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen