Bacon Brioche

When I made my sugar and spice brioche, I had to make double the amount of brioche dough. So I had some brioche dough left over. I originally was going to bake it into a loaf, but then I thought I’d try something else.

I remembered the delicious buttery bacon brioche rolls I had at Providence LA and wanted to replicate them. Instead of making plain looking rolls, I thought I’d make them a little fancier shaped.

Like I mentioned in my sugar and spice brioche post, I don’t particularly love this brioche recipe. It’s not as soft, buttery or rich in flavor. My brioche rolls didn’t come out as I’d hoped. They also didn’t bake as pretty as I’d hoped. I’ll have to try this again with another brioche recipe. I did enjoy the bacon inside the brioche though.

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Recipe: Bacon Brioche

Ingredients

  • 1/2 dough recipe for brioche dough found here
  • 6 pieces of bacon, cooked halfway, and cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg beaten for eggwash finish

Instructions

    1. Divide brioche dough into 8 pieces of equal size. I know this doesn’t fit into the step, but here are some pictures of the brioche dough when it is ready to go in the fridge.

    1. Take one piece, and roll it out to a rope about 9 inches long. Sprinkle some bacon across the dough and roll the dough back and forth a few time so that the bacon bits get incorporated.

    1. Take the ends of the dough and tie a knot. Tuck the ends into the middle of the dough.

  1. Brush tops with egg wash.
  2. Place rolls on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350F and continue with rest of dough.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes until bread turns golden brown.

Printable Recipe:

Bacon Brioche

These bacon brioche buns are inspired by ones I had at a restaurant called Providence LA. I've linked to a brioche dough recipe which you will need to make first (or use your favorite recipe). Once you have the dough made it's simple to turn it into savory bacon brioche buns.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 amount of brioche dough recipe (see note)
  • 6 slices of partially cooked bacon, chopped (see note)
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Divide the dough into eight pieces of equal size. Roll each piece into a rope about nine inches long. Sprinkle some of the bacon on the dough and roll the dough back and forth a few times to incorporate the bacon.
  3. Tie each rope into a knot and tuck the ends into the middle of the dough. Place the rolls on the baking sheet and brush the tops of each with the egg wash. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake the rolls for 20 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.
  • You only need to use half of the recipe I've linked to in the ingredients for the brioche dough. You can freeze the other half of the dough to use later.
  • You'll want to partially cook the bacon before using it in this recipe. You want to cook it long enough to render its fat and remove it from the pan before it turns crispy.

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One comment on “Bacon Brioche”

  1. I love their shapes! Oh and bacon turns everything delicious!

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