Recipes from Australia: Light Brioche Burger Buns

Recipes from Australia

Light Brioche Burger Buns

Country: Australia
Course: Bread
Makes: 8 buns
Note: This recipe is not technically Australian, but brioche burger buns are often eaten with Australian burgers.


  • 3 tbsp warm milk
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • Sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Combine one cup warm water with the milk, yeast and sugar. Let stand until frothy.
  2. Sift the flour together with the salt, then mix the butter with your fingers until crumbs form. Add the yeast mixture and one beaten egg.
  3. Continue to blend until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. The dough should be a little sticky.
  4. Make the dough into a ball and place it in a glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, which should take 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Divide the dough into 8 balls and place on the baking sheet about two or three inches apart. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for another hour to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Put a large pan filled with about an inch of water on the bottom rack of the oven. Preheat to 400 degrees.
  7. Beat remaining egg together with a tablespoon of water and brush on each bun. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake until tops are golden (15 to 20 minutes).