Homemade Burger Buns & Patties
There’s no greater satisfaction than biting into a homemade burger and knowing that both the juicy patty and glossy brioche bun have been lovingly crafted by you. It takes a little time, but is easy enough for amateur bakers and cooks, and reaps huge rewards.
Temperature plays several important roles in this recipe. The water for the dough should be warmed to 40°C, as this is warm enough to help the yeast to activate but not hot enough to kill it. Brioche is a rich dough bread as it contains butter and eggs, and this means that it needs to reach an internal temperature of 88-93°C to be properly cooked throughout. Finally, we made sure to cook our beef patties to 71°C, the temperature for well done beef, and this meant that our burgers were safely cooked but still nice and tender.