Soft and fluffy brioche burger buns on a wooden board/blue background.

Brioche Burger Buns

These soft and fluffy brioche burger buns are miles apart from shop bought, and easier than you think to make at home!
Course baking
Cuisine American
Keyword Brioche Burger buns, brioche rolls, soft and fluffy brioche buns,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Includes proving time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12 burger buns
Calories 246kcal
Author Nickki Thompson


  • 250 ml warm water
  • 50 ml milk
  • 500 g Plain Flour
  • 7 g Fast action instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60 g (4 tbsp) Butter
  • 2 Large eggs, beaten
  • 1 Large egg yolk for glazing the buns


  • Combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl. Keep the yeast and
    salt at separate sides of the bowl. Roughly mix to combine.
    Make a well in the centre and add the water, milk, eggs and butter. Use your hands to mix to a dough. It will be very sticky and wet, but don't be tempted to add more flour. Very
    lightly oil your hands and work surface and knead the dough for a good 10
    minutes, or if you're lucky enough to own a food mixer, save your arms and use it!
  • When the dough is very smooth, soft, bouncy and elastic, it's ready. Place into an
    oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to prove for 1-2 hours, or until
    doubled in size.
  • When the dough is ready, knock the air out by kneading lightly for 30 seconds or so. Divide the dough into 10-12 even pieces.
    Roll the pieces of dough into balls (a lightly floured surface comes in handy here) and place on lined baking trays. Cover loosely with oiled cling film or a clean tea towel and leave for around 45 minutes -1 hour until the dough has doubled in size again.

    While you're waiting, Heat oven to 200C and place a baking tray at the bottom
    of the oven.
  • When the buns have doubled in size, brush them all over with the beaten egg glaze.
    Pour a cup of water into the baking tray you placed at the bottom of the oven earlier (this will keep the buns moist while baking and give them a lovely soft crumb.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until nice and golden.