Fresh bread from your local bakery is always a treat. Nothing beats the flaky tenderness of artisan bread made from the freshest ingredients. Of all the types of bread you can buy, brioche is one of the most versatile. It's a soft bread made with eggs for a rich flavor. It can be used it both savory and sweet ways to make a wide variety of culinary delights. Here are three great uses for brioche buns.

1. Cheeseburgers

Cheeseburgers are a classic American food. While you can get a cheeseburger at any fast food restaurant, it's never the same as a gourmet cheeseburger you make yourself. Use freshly ground hamburger meat to form patties, then cook them on the grill for a smoky flavor. Don't add egg, flour, or other fillers to your burger patties. Slice brioche buns in half and lightly toast them before spreading mayonnaise and ketchup on both sides. Melt some quality cheddar cheese over your burger patties right before they come off the grill, then assemble your cheeseburger with fresh tomato and lettuce. This is a great meal for summer afternoons. You can throw a barbecue and impress all your friends.

2. French toast

French toast is a sweet treat that seems difficult to make but is actually fast and easy. You can whip up a batch of french toast in under half an hour, making this the perfect breakfast for weekend mornings when you wake up late. Slice your brioche buns in half, then prepare a runny batter using heavy cream, eggs, and a little vanilla. Soak your brioche buns in the batter until they're well-saturated, then grill them on the stove until the batter sets. Serve your brioche french toast with fresh berries and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

3. Tuna melt

Cheeseburgers aren't the only type of sandwich that tastes great when made with brioche buns. For a seafood twist, you can use your brioche bun to make a classic tuna melt. First, prepare your tuna salad as usual, then spoon it onto half of your brioche bun. Lay a thick slice of cheese on top; pepper jack and Swiss cheese are both excellent choices. Next, melt the cheese in a toaster oven until it begins to bubble. Make sure to toast the other half of your brioche bun at the same time. Finally, assemble your sandwich and serve it with a crisp pickle.

For more information on brioche buns, talk to your local bakery.