light brioche hamburger buns {whole wheat}
 
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 3 tablespoons warm milk
  • 3 tablespoons warm milk
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2½ tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2½ cups bread flour
  • 2½ cups bread flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened.
  • 2½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened.
  • sesame seeds
  • sesame seeds
* Before you begin, this recipe requires an overnight rise.
Instructions
  1. In a glass measuring cup, combine 1 cup warm water, 3 tbsp. milk, yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat 1 egg.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the flours, salt and butter. Using the paddle attachment, mix the ingredients until the butter is the size of crumbs.
  3. Stir in yeast mixture and beaten egg. Run the mixer on medium-low (I used #3 on my Kitchen Aid) until a dough forms, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and return it to the bowl (it will be sticky). Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours. Transfer to the refrigerator to finish rising overnight.
  5. When you are ready to bake, remove the dough from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature, about an hour.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a dough scraper (or chef's knife), divide the dough into 8 equal parts. If you have a kitchen scale, weigh each piece to guarantee that they're all the same size.
  7. To shape the dough into balls, gently flatten each piece like a pancake. Pull up each side pinching it together in the center. Repeat until the ball is sealed. Flip the ball over (seam side down) and move to an un-floured part of your board (it's easier to roll this way). Place your palm over the top and gently roll into a smooth ball. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet, placing them 2 to 3 inches apart. Gently press down to flatten. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let buns rise in a warm place for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until puffy and slightly risen.
  8. To make the egg wash, beat the remaining egg with a splash of water. Right before baking, gently brush each one with egg wash, making sure to coat the sides and underneath the dough.
  9. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.
  10. Preheat your oven to 375 F. and place a shallow baking pan on the oven floor. Before the dough goes in, add a wet kitchen towel and a splash of water to the pan (to create steam). This will keep the bread moist. Bak and prevent it from tearing.
  11. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before serving.
Recipe by The Clever Carrot at https://theclevercarrot.com/2014/06/light-brioche-hamburger-buns-whole-wheat/