Blue Cheese, Bacon and Apricot Stuffed Brioche

This classic formula for soft, tender brioche gets a sweet and savory twist with the addition of sweet apricots, tangy blue cheese and crisp maple bacon.

Blue Cheese, Bacon and Apricot Stuffed Brioche

Prep Time: 26-35 minutes
Bake Time: 12-15 minutes
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Bread Flour9-904500
All-purpose Flour1-10-500
Red Star Block Yeast-6.44-200
Saf-Pro Minute Bread-42.5-125
Saf-Pro Softness 4.1 + V-0.40.25-12.5
Milk (room temperature)4-401814
Whole Eggs1815-680
Unsalted Butter (softened)1815-680
Fresh Lemon and Orange Juice-1.61-50
Filling (per 2.2 lb/10)
Apricot Jam-2--12.5
Diced Dried Apricots-6--12.5
Blue Cheese (crumbled)-4--12.5
Cooked Maple Cured Bacon (crumbled)-3--12.5

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Combine flours, sugar, salt, Minute Bread mix for 1 minute in a spiral mixer. Add milk, Red Star fresh yeast and whole eggs and mix for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed, and gradually add the soft unsalted butter. Continue mixing on your mixer’s second speed for an additional 6 to 9 minutes or until the dough is fully developed. Maintain dough temperature at 78°F (26°C). Rest the dough for 15 minutes; ensure to cover the dough with plastic to avoid a skin.


Next, preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Roll brioche dough into 10 x 16 in (25.4 x 40.6 cm) rectangle. Spread apricot jam evenly on dough. Sprinkle dried apricots, Blue and bacon over. Starting at long side, roll dough into a long cylinder. Slice roll into 1 in (2.5 cm) thick slices.


Place slices on parchment-lined baking sheets 1 in/2.5 cm apart. Ferment your dough for 60 minutes, brush top with egg wash. Bake until golden brown for about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.



The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact Lesaffre and Red Star’s world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.