Golden homemade brioche hamburger buns topped with sesame seeds are perfect for pulled pork sandwiches, some grilled chicken & avocado, or your favorite hamburgers!
I promised on Monday when I posted my recipe for sweet & spicy slow cooker pulled pork that I would also post a recipe for homemade brioche buns. This recipe makes 8 large buns perfect for your backyard bbq. You can use them for pulled pork sandwiches, of course, or top them with cheeseburgers and allllllll the toppings. Store-bought buns can’t hold a candle to a fresh brioche bun.
If you look at other bun recipes, you might notice that a lot of them call for bread flour. Which is totally fine if you happen to have a bag of bread flour in your cupboard. Except that I never have any when I want to bake bread! It’s just one of those ingredients I never think about at the store. So I did some research and found that you can add a little baking powder and salt to your all-purpose flour to make a good bread flour substitute that will provide some of the additional lift that the extra proteins in bread flour typically provide. It totally works and doesn’t change the flavor of the bread at all, so I went ahead and included the adjustment in the recipe below. If you have bread flour and want to go with that, then just use the same flour measurement and leave out the baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon of the salt.
Just know before you start making these that the dough is very sticky. Just make sure to knead it in the stand mixer for the full amount of time noted in the recipe and it will be totally fine. The gluten will be developed and as the dough rises it will gain a little more structure.
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