Burgers are the best, but there's only so much you can do to if you’re making them at home and serving them on store-bought buns. After all, isn’t the toasted brioche bun integral to a gourmet burger experience? Wouldn’t it be great if you could have that at home too? Well, here’s the recipe! These buttermilk brioche buns are a useful introduction to breadmaking, because although they do take some patience — about three hours to rise — and a little upper body strength, they don’t require any special tools or skills, and they’re absolutely delicious.
Of course, these don’t have to be for burgers. Use them to make a killer breakfast sandwich, or cut up the leftovers into cubes, toss them in some olive oil and herbs, and bake them for out-of-this-world croutons. If you're going to serve them with burgers and want extra authenticity, sprinkle sesame seeds on top after the egg wash and before you bake them. Don’t forget to toast them before you plate up to really make the most of these buttery buns.