Brioche Buns – Burger Buns

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rest Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 8 people
Calories 127 kcal


For the crust:

  • 100 g Wheat flour type 405
  • 4 tbsp Milk lukewarm
  • 200 ml Lukewarm water
  • 2,5 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Pc. Yeast cubes
  • 1,5 tsp Salt
  • 2,5 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Pc. Eggs
  • 1 Pc. Egg
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tbsp Water


  • Sesame seeds


  • A perfect bun goes with a perfect burger. You can also buy burger buns, but they are usually too fluffy and fall apart easily. The rule here is: it's best to do it yourself! The best burger buns are best baked yourself. This is surprisingly easy, because all you need is a good yeast dough. Brioche buns are ideal as burger buns: They are fluffy and stable at the same time - so they can withstand quite a bit of sauce and patty juice.
  • Those who make burger buns themselves have great advantages: You can adapt exactly how you want to make the buns. If you like the Bürgerbrötchen a little stronger, you can replace part of the Type 1050 flour with whole grain. Just make sure that whole wheat flour draws more liquid and add a little more water to the dough.

And this is how it is done:

  • Mix the milk, half of the water and the sugar in a cup. Crumble in the yeast and carefully dissolve. Let stand for five minutes until a light foam forms.
  • Put the flour in a large mixing bowl, stir in the salt. Make a well, pour in the flakes of butter. Add the yeast mixture, eggs and the rest of the water and slowly beat with a fork with the flour until the mixture sticks to the fork. Then knead either with your hands or a hand mixer for about 8 minutes to form an elastic dough that no longer clings to the bowl. By the way, yeast dough is also great to prepare in the Thermomix.
  • Let the dough rise for one to two hours in a warm, draft-free place covered with a fresh tea towel until it has about doubled.
  • Then knead the dough again briefly, then divide it into eight equal-sized pieces of dough. Shape the pieces into balls and “round”. To do this, place a ball on a non-floured work surface and place your slightly rounded hand on it. Now turn the ball slightly in a circle until the surface is taut.
  • Place the dough pieces on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and let rise again covered for about an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees top / bottom heat.
  • Whisk the egg, water and milk together for the crust. Attention: Everything should be at room temperature! Brush the mixture onto the rolls. If you want, you can now also sprinkle sesame.
  • Bake the rolls for 15 to 20 minutes until they have the desired brown color. Remove the rolls and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut the rolls open shortly before topping and place them on the cut surface for a few seconds on the grill.


Serving: 100gCalories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 6.5gProtein: 1.1gFat: 10.8g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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