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Jan 15, 2009 05:22 PM

Mini Brioche in Calgary

Does anyone know where I can buy little brioches? I want to make mini burgers on Tuesday night and I am struggling with the bun. Failing that, there always seems to be a surplus of mini buns during stampede for little beef on buns... where can I get my sticky hands on a few dozen in January...

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Guenther's Bakery sells Kaiser Rolls that are smaller than your average Safeway bun.

    With some advance notice, they might be able to make a couple of dozen miniature versions for you.

    4306 17 Avenue SE
    Calgary, AB T2A 0T4

    (403) 272-0383

    1. I got mini dinner rolls from Superstore. They were the perfect size, but too wide so I just cut the middle out to make hamburger mini-buns. It's not brioche but the buns were actually really good. My only suggestion, make more than you think you need ... they went so fast on hockey night!

      1. Can't help you with the brioche, but I use the Costco ciabatta buns for mini burgers.

        1. Ladybug (farmers market) has carried small brioche rolls in the past. Brioche freezes well so I'm sure a dozen would carry you for a while.

          1. Isn't brioche a little sweet for a burger? Is this a duded-up version of the Krispy Kreme burger?

            6 Replies
            1. re: John Manzo

              Safeway has those butter buns that are stuck together and come in a bag of 12. They are perfect for sliders.

              1. re: John Manzo

                I think it's more about brioches ability to stand up to liquid / grease / abuse and retain some structure - plus brioche isn't so much sweet as it is butter/egg rich.

                however, now I am just thinking about krispy kreme burgers.

                1. re: Gobstopper

                  Too bad KK pulled out of Canada or we'd have them at Stampede, I guarantee.

                  1. re: John Manzo

                    Thanks everyone. I checked out the dinner rolls at superstore and safeway (both will have to do the trick), failing the homebaked version I will try to make this morning using a challa bread recipe.....
                    Speaking of bread - I can't get over the Superstore bakery - it may have the best baguette in they city (slathered with Dominique`s (Epicerie) foie gras - heaven). The olive boule or rosemary focaccia are also big box store delicious!

                    1. re: ScampiD

                      Sunterra has mini braided "egg bread" rolls, similar to challah. They are quite sweet, though, and sprinkled with sugar.

                    2. re: John Manzo

                      actually, kk still exists in canada... just not in alberta... the original one in mississauga is still kicking while the others have all folded