garlic cheddar brioche buns
It’s Friiiiiday, Friiiiiday, gotta get down on… Ahem. Friday. But seriously, I could not be more ready for the weekend. The weather here might not say so but it IS springtime, dangit, and we’re planning on living it up for dinner at least once this weekend by grilling.
This is about as exciting as our life gets right now, you guys, as we wait for baby to arrive (then life will REALLY get exciting… gah). I am slowly narrowing the radius for acceptable driving distances from our house/the hospital each and every day. As the husband so aptly put it, “It’s like we’re living in The Truman Show.”
Well hey, as long as there are burgers on garlic cheddar brioche buns to be had inside the bubble, I’m cool with it.
These rolls, with their perfect softness and flakiness and garlic-cheddar flavors, are perfect for burgers, but also as a side to, well, basically anything and everything. Breakfast sandwich? You bet. A riff on a BLT? YUP. Dipping mechanism into warm chili? Yes, please. You get the idea.
Happy baking and happy weekend, friends!Print
Garlic Cheddar Brioche Buns
- Prep Time: 2 hours
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 2 hours 25 mins
- Yield: 12 buns 1x
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose or bread flour, plus more for kneading
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast
- 3 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 cup warm water (about 115 degrees F), plus more for kneading
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and cut into very small pieces (or grated)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg, beaten with below amount of water (for egg wash)
- 1 tablespoon water
- coarse sea salt, for topping
- In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together flour, dry milk powder, sugar and yeast. Add eggs, egg yolk, warm water, butter, cheddar cheese, garlic and salt. Using a dough hook, stir ingredients on low speed until just combined.
- Increase speed to medium and knead 5 minutes, adding more flour or warm water as needed (no more than a couple tablespoons of each) until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is smooth, elastic and only slightly sticky. Or you can transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead by hand for 10 minutes until dough is smooth, elastic and only slightly sticky.
- Shape dough into a ball and place in a large, lightly oiled bowl; turn to coat. Cover bowl lightly with plastic wrap. Let dough rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until doubled.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle it lightly with flour. Punch down risen dough and divide it into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball with a taut, rounded top, then transfer each ball to the prepared baking sheet. Cover lightly with a tea towel or plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray. Let dough rise for 30 to 40 minutes until nearly doubled.
- Heat oven to 375 F. When buns are ready to bake, lightly score the tops with an X using a sharp serrated knife or scissors. Brush the tops with egg wash (egg beaten with water), then sprinkle with salt, if desired. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until buns are puffed and golden brown.
(Recipe adapted from the lovely Savory Simple)
I feel all nervous/excited for you! You’re so close!
I pretty much live for grilling season. I’m on a recent brioche kick already, so these burger buns will fit in nicely!
Bring on the buns! I hope you get a chance to grill this weekend. Have a wonderful weekend, Steph!
cheese + carbs….I’m in love!! Have a great weekend!
These are way better than the frozen dinner rolls.
These look so good. Garlic & cheese make such a great team!
Happy, happy friday indeed!! So ready! 🙂
These buns looks awesome, perfect for Easter Sunday!
Haha, I’d be nervous about going too far, too! These are cheese and carb heaven.
So yummy looking. Checking the recipe out nooooooow… xx
I broke the grill out this week and had some steak! This weather got nothing on me. So these buns will be happening too.
So um what time was this grill party…?
These buns look amazing, mama! Have a great weekend 🙂 xoxo
Courtney — Grilling season is the best! Obviously why we are starting early. 🙂 Can’t wait to see your brioche creation later this weekend!
Ashley — Wish I could send you some of these buns! 🙂 Thanks, dear — happy weekend!
Kelli — Can never go wrong with that combo, methinks. 🙂 Happy weekend to you, too!
Meagan — Thanks, friend! Happy Easter weekend 🙂
Becky — I agree! Thanks so much!
Tieghan — TGIF, right?? Thanks, lovely! Happy weekend 🙂
Lauren — Enjoy your freedom while you can! 😉
Katrina — Thanks, love! 🙂
Zainab — YES. Kindred grilling spirits, you and I. 😉
Ashley — As soon as you get here the party can get started! 😉
Ah! I miss grilling parties, sounds [perfect for the weekend. Australia is cooling down quicker than expected, so the weber was put away month before I was ready.
You know I love bread, even better I am in mood savory goodness after all the choc. They look magnificent!
I so am ready to fire up the grill again! It was so nice here for a bit and lately it’s just been cold! But maybe it’s time to put on a jacket and head out there anyway : ) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Belinda — Thanks, friend! Happy weekend. xo
Ashley — Same here! That’s why we’re bundling up and doing it anyway. 🙂 Happy weekend to you, too!
Dude, it can be any and all temperatures, and if I have this extreme carb fluffiness in hand, I might as well be in the tropics!!! PS. Yay baby!!!!!
Garlic cheddar brioche?! Sign me up for all my favorite things!
Erin — Yay for magical carbs! 🙂
Laura — Thanks, lady!
You’ve own me over! This time, girl definitely won over the dough. Love brioche and love garlic rolls, so double love here for both!
These buns look amazing. I want to get the grill out in a bad way. Soon!
Alice — Oh thank you for the double love! 🙂
Norma — Very soon! Thank you!
Wow! These buns look like golden buttery cheesy pillows. I can just imagine how amazing they would taste with a juicy burger in between them!
If I were as close to labor as you are, I would probably be camping out outside the hospital! Then again, I live across the street from one, so I’m a bit crazy. 😛 Final stretch!! And these buns are a great way to be celebrating/eating leading up to it!
Gimme all the carbs!! 🙂
Hope you got to get your grill on because these buns look awesome! The garlic and cheese would go perfect with the burgers 🙂
These look soooo yummy, I’m heading over to see the recipe next. And even though it’s Monday, uggg, the beautiful picture of these brioche buns makes me happy 🙂
Oh, those buns… Wish I had one for breakfast!
I’ve been away of blogging for a while, just got back and started opening all the blogs I used to follow… and just remembered how I love your recipes, I must get back here and whip up some of your gorgeous treats 😉
Ines — Oh thank you! Welcome back to the blogging world. 🙂
These looks so soft and delicious! What a great bun for a hamburger!
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