These sweet bread are warm, comforting rolls that are almost like a brioche. They are filled with honey cream filling in the centers making them great for dessert, snack or as breakfast treats.
A few weeks ago, our little family gathered at the yard and enjoyed the nice, warm weather with trays of freshly baked bread courtesy of my nanay. She has mastered her bread recipe and we have been enjoying that discovery of hers as she baked bread week after week.
Lately her craze was putting fillings on her bread, and during that nice weather, our bread were filled with creamy purple yam. We all enjoyed it as each batch she served was gone within a few minutes.
Because of that I was inspired to make these sweet bread that are filled with lip smacking, sweet honey cream. I love the idea of filled breads as you are having a complete assembly of bread and a smooth spread in one single bun.
It is like a complete package in one go.
The dough for these sweet bread is from a wonderful recipe that produces a rich bread that is almost like a brioche. It is the same recipe I used for the Greek Bread post, and this time, the honey cream filling elevates the flavor by adding a creamy and sweet element.
These are amazing out of the oven. I grab one of these as I head out to pick my daughter up from school. They were still warm and so good that I have not even gone far from the house and I am wanting another one.
The honey cream filling is a milky sweet and creamy spread made by making a small batch of roux and adding evaporated milk and honey to sweeten it. To me, anything that says milk and cream excites my taste buds and this honey cream is unmistakably a hit.
I can eat it alone with a spoon, I’d be a happy girl.
But then, the union of this rich bread and sweet filling is perfect. The bread, warm and buttery gets moistened as you bite into the delightfully sweet cream in the center. I totally enjoyed these bread as they are great for snacking all day.
I guess when there is bread in the house, there is ever any room for hunger. Just throw one in the microwave, munch and carry on.
Sweet Bread with Honey Cream Filling
These sweet bread are warm, comforting rolls that are almost like a brioche and are filled with honey cream filling in the centers.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2/3 cup milk
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 egg for brushing on the bread
Honey Cream Filling
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 4 tbsp flour
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup honey
In a bowl of a stand mixer, add 1 and 1/2 cups of flour, salt, sugar and 1 packet active dry yeast. Whisk to combine. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave then add in the milk. Add in two beaten eggs to the milk mixture and whisk everything until combined.
Add the egg mixture to the yeast / flour mixture in the bowl and stir using a wooden spoon until the flour is incorporated. Add the remaining flour gradually and slowly mix everything using the dough hook attachment until a soft dough forms. Continue to run the mixer to knead the dough for about 12 minutes or so, until the dough cleans the sides and bottom of the bowl. To know if the dough is adequately kneaded, pull out a small portion of dough and stretch it using your fingers. If it can stretch thinly and form a translucent film in the center, it is done. Place ball of dough in a greased bowl , cover with towel and let rise for about an hour and a half.
Grease two 9 inch round baking pan or a 9 x 13 rectangular pan. Gently deflate the dough and divide into 14-16 equal portions. Smooth each portion into a ball and flatten with your palms. Spoon about a tablespoon of the honey cream filling and enclose the dough around it. Seal the edges by pinching them closed. Place assembled rolls in the baking pans, cover with clean kitchen towel and let rise for 40 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Brush the surface of the rolls with the beaten egg and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the top of the bread rolls are lightly golden.
Make the Honey Cream Filling
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter until bubbly. Add the flour and stir together using a whisk for about a minute or so. Add the evaporated milk and continue stirring until mixture thickens. Add the honey. Stir mixture well until the consistency is thick and spreadable like a jam.