If you cook terrific burgers, and top them with the perfect fixings, bring the whole meal up a notch with homemade buns.
If your ideal is a soft white bun, Chowhounds recommend using the white bread from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice; smtucker makes the second variation with buttermilk. “For an over the top bun, make brioche rolls,” recommends Dcfoodblog. These light brioche buns “are good and because of them I won’t make burgers without also making buns,” says rob1234.
CCSPRINGS shares his secret: “Take pizza dough and cut into squares, coat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and some dried herbs and bake till lightly crisp. It is like a mini focaccia. I love these with bison cheddar mushroom burgers.”
If your burger taste runs to sliders, CHOW has a bun recipe to match.