Wondering what makes your favourite burger so delicious? One word – brioche.
It’s a type of bread that dates back to 1404 and has been making our taste buds tingle ever since. Brioche tastes like the perfect balance between savoury and sweet and its rich yet tender texture, means every bite leaves you wanting more.
History of Brioche Buns
If you’re wondering who to thank for this delicious treat, it’s the French. The name comes from the old French verb ‘brier’ which means ‘to work the dough’. Brioche’s recipe was perfected with the addition of extra butter and eggs which masks the flavour of the sourdough starter that is commonly used.
Today, brioche buns can be paired with any meal, whether you’re in the mood for a light, jam-filled breakfast or if you just want to enjoy it with some soup for dinner.
Yep, there’s more than just one type of brioche so next time you’re ordering some, perhaps try the Brioches à tête or Parisienne. It’s a brioche that’s baked in a fluted rounded tin with a ball of dough on top. Oh, and did we mention it goes very well with a strong cup of coffee? Yum!
Or maybe go for another popular type of brioche bun – the Nanterre. It’s baked in a standard tray but by stacking two layers of brioche balls on top of each other. The balls of brioche then combine while being baked so the end result is a unique-looking row of merged buns.
Finally, there’s the Brioche Mousseline. It’s nicknamed ‘the rich man’s brioche’ because of the high butter content and general indulgent nature of the bun. The Mousseline is usually baked in a tall cylinder and can be paired with just about any food that allows this rich-flavoured bun to shine.
What To Eat A Brioche Bun With
Bring on the brioche recipes!
One of the best things about brioche bread is its versatility. It goes with different cuisines, formal or casual meals and also sweet or savoury meals.
For breakfast, you can cut thin slices of brioche, spread some butter or jam, and enjoy your meal with a warm cup of coffee or tea.
Lunch can then be a delicious burger with whatever you want between your brioche bun. Or maybe snack on mini brioche slider buns with your favourite fillings. Whatever you decide, we certainly won’t judge. We’re definitely for everyday being a Burger Bun Day!
At the end of a busy day, try some brioche bread with your soup for dinner. It’s a great way to use leftovers and enjoy a hearty meal.
Where To Buy Brioche?
So now that you know you little bit more about brioche, it’s time to try some. At Glenroy Bakery, we bake fresh brioche buns daily and they come in a variety of sizes.
If you’re looking for a bread wholesaler in Melbourne or you’re planning a big event, party at home or fundraising for a school or a club Glenroy Bakery can also make sure you have all the brioche you need. Feel free to get in touch and let us know what you need or ask us questions.