Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cheese Triple Onion Bacon Bun

I came across this bread recipe whilst browsing for a suitable recipe for cinnamon rolls. I knew immediately that this particular bread would taste delicious especially if crispy bacon is used. Suddenly cinnamon rolls seemed to pale in comparison! Although it had a few more steps in the preparation process, it didn't seem too hard to me. The dough was rolled up in a similar style to that of a cinnamon or jelly roll.

Luckily my hubby had to work over the weekend, so it meant that I had the whole apartment to myself and definitely time on my hands. I've long learnt that making homemade bread although quite simple can have you being homebound for half a day as you would have to wait for the dough to rise. The end result was really, really good. My hubby thoroughly enjoyed the buns and said that they were the best bread I've made todate.

cheese bacon 1

cheese bacon 3

Cheese Triple Onion Bacon Bun
Makes 16 - 18 buns
Recipe Adapted from ""

Ingredients for the Dough:

3/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
57g unsalted butter
1/4 cup honey
1 large egg, beaten
4 cups bread flour
4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/4 teaspoons salt

Ingredients for Filling:

90g unsalted butter
1/3 cup spring onions (chopped)
2/3 cup shallots (chopped)
1 1/2 tablespoon garlic (minced)
2/3 cup crispy chopped bacon
2 1/3 cups mixed cheeses (yellow and white cheddar and mozarella. You can also use your choice of cheese)
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


1) Heat water, milk and butter in sauce pan till butter is melted. Do not bring to a boil. Pour mixture into a mixing bowl and allow to cool to lukewarm.

2) Add honey and 1 1/2 cups of flour, mix till smooth.

3) Add in lightly beaten egg and yeast, mix till smooth. Allow to sit uncovered for 15 min for the yeast to rise.

4) Mix salt and add in 1 cup of flour. Pour the mixture into your mixer. Turn on low spead and using your dough hook, mix the dough. Slowly add in the remaining flour and knead for 5 - 6 mins. The dough should leave the sides of your bowl easily. If still wet, add a bit more flour.

5) If kneading by hand, pour out onto a floured surface and slowly add remaining flour just till the dough no longer sticks to counter. Knead for 8-10 minutes.

6) Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl. Spray top with an oil spray. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or till double in bulk.

7) For filling, melt butter in a medium fry pan. Add in garlic, saute for a minute. Add in shallots and cook for about 1 minute. Add the spring onion and cook for another 2 minutes. Finally add in the cooked bacon bits and stir till combined. Set aside to cool.

8) After dough has risen pour out onto a floured surface. Punch down into a small rectangle. Roll out dough into a 12" x 20" rectangle. Pour filling onto dough. Spread with a rubber spatula, leaving about 1/2 inch around edges. Sprinkle the cheese on top of filling. .

9) Roll dough like a jelly roll. Pinch seam closed with your fingers. Cut the jelly roll into 14 - 16 pieces. Place each piece into a very lightly greased muffin tins. Cover with plastic wrap let rise till double in size, about 1 hour. Top risen buns with the grated parmesan cheese.

10) Place buns into a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from tins. Cool on a wire rack.

cheese bacon 2

bacon cheese 4


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

cheese, onios and bacon, they are just perfect in bread..look so tempting.

Edith said...

J, check this out

pigpigscorner said...

Anything with bacon and cheese! I am so trying this!

El said...

Wow. I've never seen anything like this. I don't eat bacon but would love to try it with all cheese!

Sook said...

Those buns look absolutely delicious! These would be perfect for a snack or for lunch! :)

Noob Cook said...

I love anything with bacon! Love your savory triple delight :)~

Cherine said...

These buns look sooo tempting!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious! I almost want to take a bite our of my computer screen!

tigerfish said...

I love savory buns - always tempted to buy them in bakeries but the ingredients such as garlic, onion, cheese are relatively inexpensive ingredients; so to make the spending buck worth, usually end up buying other buns such as black pepper chicken, tuna, chicken curry bun :O

What to do...I don't (can't) bake...

Iron Chef Shellie said...

yay for being housebound and able to make tasty tasty buns =)
they look fantastic!

Lisa said...

OK, this is the last time I'm posting here today, but I can't help myself. I am in love with these buns. Bookmarked!

The Duo Dishes said...

These would be perfect right next to a light, summer salad. They're full of flavor...and cheese. :)

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