So every Saturday night in my house is burger night, without fail! And I am not the biggest fan of shop bought burger rolls... so this week I decided to have a go at my own brioche buns. They turned out delicious so I thought I would share how I made them with you all. If you'd like to give them a try check out the recipe below & and don't forget to share your results with the hashtag #bakingwithalana so I can see all your pictures!
500g Strong white bread flour
7g Easy bake yeast
275ml Milk (whole)
50g Butter (I like to use salted)
75g golden caster sugar
5 tsp Salt
4 tbsp Honey (for glazing)
1. Bring the milk to the boil, then remove from the heat and add the butter. Leave to cool until it is luke warm. Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Mix the milk and the beaten egg into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.
2. Tip onto a lightly flour-dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (I have been known to use the dough hook attachment on my mixer when pushed for time...).
3. Lightly grease a mixing bowl with butter. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size – up to 2 hours depending on how warm your kitchen is.
4. Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Cut the dough into 8 even pieces . Roll each piece into a ball and sit on two flour-dusted baking sheets – they’ll need room between them for growing.
5. Cover the dough again with a clean tea towel and leave to prove until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6), with a roasting tin full of boiling water on the base of your oven.
6. Beat together the remaining egg and honey. Brush all over each bun. Bake the rolls for 18-20 minutes or until golden. If you tap the base of a roll it should sound hollow. Cool on a wire rack.
Now its time to build your perfect burger and enjoy!!