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ScampiD Jan 15, 2009 05:22 PM

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!

  1. worldwidestuff Jan 15, 2009 06:23 PM

    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

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      annynstar Jan 15, 2009 07:54 PM

      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. sweeterpea Jan 15, 2009 08:16 PM

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

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          Gobstopper Jan 16, 2009 05:02 AM

          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. John Manzo Jan 16, 2009 06:24 AM

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

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              DeeDub Jan 16, 2009 07:07 AM

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

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                Gobstopper Jan 17, 2009 05:41 AM

                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.

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                  John Manzo Jan 17, 2009 08:08 AM

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

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                    ScampiD Jan 18, 2009 08:31 AM

                    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!

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                      aktivistin Jan 19, 2009 04:22 AM

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

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                      MeXx Jan 21, 2009 08:27 PM

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

                2. sharonanne Jan 18, 2009 02:07 PM

                  Heston Blumenthat had issues with most buns when he did burgers on In Search of Perfection and ended up making his own from a dough that was so wet he had to bake it in rings. You could Google the show in case the recipe is still up.

                  I got the cookbook for Christmas but I'm still persuading my husband that we need a tandoor oven in the backyard so haven't looked at the burger buns.

                  1. sarah galvin Jan 18, 2009 03:42 PM

                    Make these bretzels. They are great.

                    http://theteacherlearnstocook.blogspo...

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                      maplesugar Jan 18, 2009 07:15 PM

                      Those look similar to the pretzel buns Rustic Sourdough Bakery does. I love those buns, and I would have suggested them when the thread first went up but I think they'd be too big for sliders.

                    2. Major_9000 Feb 1, 2009 11:07 AM

                      I bought Mini Brioches yesterday at Manuel Latruwe Belgian Patisserie & Bread Shop - right beside Bernard Callebaut office off MacLeod.

                      I'm using them as buns for Venison Sliders in my Superbowl menu. They are very good but very expensive, lets just say I've never had sticker shock before when buying bread, lol.

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