Homemade Brioche Hamburger Buns

Homemade Brioche Hamburger Buns are the perfect soft, slightly sweet bread recipe for burgers, hot dogs, or even made into loafs for sandwiches. These are buttery and delicious, and even YOU can make them!

Course Sandwich, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword brioche hamburger buns, homemade bread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12 medium hamburger buns
Calories 197 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


  • 3 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups 1% milk - warmed
  • 2 large eggs - beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3 - 3.5 cups bread flour - or to right consistency
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter - cut into cubes and softened to room temperature
  • egg wash and sesame seeds - add before baking


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine yeast, sugar, and warm milk. Stir and let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes. Once the yeast is activated, you will see lots of bubbles.

  2. Crack the eggs into a small bowl, and whisk. Pour into yeast mixture and combine.

  3. In your standing mixer, combine the all-purpose flour, 3 cups of the bread flour, and salt. Add in softened butter, and start mixer to combine.

  4. Add in the yeast mixture, and using dough hook, start mixer. Gradually add in more flour, until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the mixer. The dough should be easy to handle but yet slightly sticky.

  5. Grease a large bowl with canola oil, and add the dough. Punch the dough down into a nice smooth ball. Cover with a clean dishtowel and set it in a warm corner of your kitchen.

  6. Let the dough rise until doubled in size. The time it takes for the rise will depend on where you live and the temperature of your home.

  7. Using a baking mat or cutting board, spread a bit of oil to use to form buns. Slice off small sections of dough, and using your hands and the oiled surface, form them into small balls and place them on prepared baking sheets. Cover with a towel and let rise again, about 20-30 minutes.

  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush the egg wash on the top of the buns, and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  9. Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes, or until the bottoms and tops are slightly browned. Remove and let cool on wire cooling racks.

Recipe Notes

    1. This dough will make about 12 medium hamburger buns, or 18 slider buns. I usually do a combination of both, and freeze a bunch.
    2. Using warm milk will activate the yeast mixture. This will take about 10-15 minutes, or until you see the foam and bubbles on top.
    3. Add flour until you get the right consistency. It should be slightly sticky, but easy to handle.
    4. The dough will rise at different rates each time you make it, depending on the temperature/humidity inside and outside your home.
    5. Different climates also affect how fast your dough rises. In Texas, my dough rises pretty quickly due to more heat and humidity.
    6. The egg wash makes these rolls nice and shiny on top.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Brioche Hamburger Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 608mg26%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 216IU4%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.