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Hi Bold Bakers!

Since introducing my Crazy Dough Master Recipe you have seen me take one simple bread dough and turn it into a variety of different sweet and savory baked goods including Pizza, Naan Bread and even a Nutella Loaf.

Baking bread at home can be discouraging if it’s something you have no experience wit making. From how to mix the dough to proofing, bread making is a process even the best natural bakers have to work at to perfect. Now even  if you’ve never attempted making bread before you have nothing to fear, this master recipe is foolproof.

Based on a traditional Cinnamon Roll, I decided to share with you an updated version of a recipe I have been making for years.

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When working in San Francisco as a professional caterer I loved to make this bacon, scallion and cheese stuffed bread. These have remained an instant hit all these years, there is really nothing better than this flavor combination.

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This recipe is so simple but really and it packs a lot of bang for your buck. After I roll out this dough I fill it with the bacon, cheese and scallion mixture, roll it up and cut them into lovely spiraled rolls. Instead of baking these into the classic sweet cinnamon roll shape I bake these off in a circular tin, turning them into tear and share heaven.

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This recipe is great for parties, family dinners or just any time you’re craving something super delicious and savory.

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Crazy Dough Stuffed Bread (Bacon, Scallion and Cream Cheese)
 
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Serves: 8 large rolls
Ingredients
  • 1 master recipe crazy dough
  • 1 cup (8oz/240g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (5oz/150g) bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 bunch scallion sliced thin
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. After your crazy dough recipe has proofed prepare the filling:
  2. Combine the cream cheese, cooked chopped bacon and sliced scallion in a bowl. Stir until smooth and set aside.
  3. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface, and roll it into a rectangle approximately 20 inches x 16 inches. It will be long so you can always do it in 2 goes.
  4. Spread the cream cheese filling over the dough, leaving a narrow margin around the edges uncovered.
  5. Starting with a long edge, gently roll the dough into a log. Don't roll it too tightly. If you do, the centers of the buns will pop up as they bake.
  6. Slice the rolls 2½ inches thick and set them filling side up in a deep baking.(AT THIS POINT YOU CAN REFRIGERATE TO BAKE OFF THE FOLLOWING DAY IF YOU WISH)
  7. Cover the pan, and allow the rolls to rise until they're have grown into each other and are puffed up, about 45 minutes - 1 hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375oF/ 190oC. Uncover the pan and bake the buns for 40 to 45 minutes, till they're a deep golden brown.
  9. Rotate the tray during baking so they can get golden brown all over.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and let the rolls cool for 20 minutes. Once cooled remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack .
  11. Pull apart and enjoy immediately!

 

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39 Comments

  1. Janet on April 10, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Hi! I would like to make this yumminess in appetizer size. Would I cut the baking time?
    Love your FB channel!!

    • Gemma Stafford on April 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Janet,
      Thank you for your kind words.
      If you make individual bite sized pieces, yes, monitor the bake. I cannot be sure of the time, but the temperature will remain the same. Monkey bread works well for this purpose too, always a big hit! (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/?s=Monkey+bread) see the recipe here.
      Hope this works out for you,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Janet on April 13, 2018 at 5:40 pm

        Thank you Gemma – they turned out beautifully! Appetizer hit, pinwheel deliciousness!

  2. Jenny Kenevan on February 24, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    I LOVE this recipe but was wondering if I could use whole wheat flour instead

    • Gemma Stafford on February 25, 2018 at 4:34 am

      Hi Jenny,
      Yes! Whole wheat flour has gluten, but it is not as available as in white flour, because of the way it is milled. Many of the yeast recipes can also be used with whole wheat flour, and there are strong whole wheat flours developed for this purpose. I cannot tell where you come from, but in the UK there is a superb Hovis Strong Brown flour, which my Mum used, until she could no longer find it in Ireland. There are some techniques for using this, such as sponging the dough, it would be worth learning this! I will take a look at doing this at some point :)
      Mixing 1/2 and 1/2 too will help, but use a strong white/bread flour. This will bring up the gluten level.
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Jenny Kenevan on February 25, 2018 at 5:27 am

        Great thanks. I’m in the US. I’ve read that you can add gluten to whole wheat bread to help it rise I just wasn’t sure. I guess I will play around and see what works 😊

  3. Lynette on February 12, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Can you make cinnamon raisin bread with this dough? If so, what would the recipe look like?
    Thanks so much!
    P.S. i made the cheesy bread this evening to go with tomato soup. The bread was just heavenly!!! Love, love your channel!!

    • Gemma Stafford on February 13, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Hi Lynette,
      It would look like this! (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/cinnamon-raisin-homemade-bread/).
      This is a favorite recipe around here, but it will work perfectly with the crazy dough too.
      I suggest you try both methods, and see which one you like best.
      Thank you for being here with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Donna Schroeter on February 11, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I made the Crazy bread dough recipe. I didn’t have the whole recipe. The dough was dry & I didn’t add extra milk. It’s rising now, is there anything I can do to make a mister dough. I was thinking of putting fruit filling on it & rolling it up. What do u think?

    • Gemma Stafford on February 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Hi Donna,

      How is it looking after it proofed? Fruit filling with some cream cheese and sugar would work well.

      If you find a dough dry add a little extra liquid to bring it together to form a firm dough.

      Gemma.

  5. rashiraj4u on February 2, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Hi Gemma

    I am a vegetarian so I tried this recipe with some olives, bell peppers, onions and scallions. I even added whole wheat flour to the batter in the ratio of 1:3 and it really turned out so well. Thanks for sharing it. It was super yummy.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks so much, really glad you liked this recipe.

      Gemma 🙂

  6. Eloise on January 23, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Good morning Gemma,
    I am looking forward to preparing the Crazy Dough Stuffed Bread! However, I was wondering if it is safe to use the homemade cream cheese the same day?

    • Gemma Stafford on January 23, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Hi Eloise,
      I am not sure what you mean!
      Once the homemade cream cheese is made it can be used. This is a dairy product, and as such needs to be use within a few days, up to a week. This is true of all dairy really, even the one you buy.
      I hope I have understood this question!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Eloise on January 23, 2018 at 6:36 pm

        Hi Gemma,
        Thank you for your response. Sorry for the confusion with my question. However, you answered my concerns with the cream cheese. I look forward to trying your recipe and can’t wait to show you the results. Keep up with the great recipe ideas. Your great fan Eloise!

  7. Zainab on October 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Hey Gemma can you recommend some subtitles for bacon as we don’t eat that and I wanted to ask there are two kinds of cream cheese available theres cream cheese spread which is on the saltier side and then there’s cream cheese which we use for cheesecakes which one should I use ? Great recipe as always thankyou so much

    • Gemma Stafford on October 23, 2017 at 3:34 am

      Hi there Zainab,
      Really for this bread you can use whichever cheese you have to hand, it is a choice, a question of taste if you will.
      Bacon is a funny thing, it is distinctive, and a difficult thing to substitute exactly. Really it is just a salted pork, designed in the past to preserve meats, prior to refrigeration. The taste alternatives are few and far between, some fermented soy products, dried mushrooms, sun-dried tomato, all have a strong flavor, and will be good in this bread. Experiment a little!
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Jade on October 4, 2017 at 5:39 am

    I made these today and they are absolutely amazing! I’ve also tried out the cinnamon rolls. Turned out great and oh so delicious ! Thank you so much for sharing these lovely recipes.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 5, 2017 at 2:12 am

      Thank you Jade,
      This is so nice to hear, I am happy that you are baking with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. P.S. on September 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    It was as good as I was expecting! I added a bit more bacon than what was on the recipe. Everyone loved it!

  10. Peachiej on September 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

    When it cools off, I want to make your crazy bread and add Jalapeños and Cheddar Cheese. I will try the cinnamon rolls too. Love all your recipes. THANK YOU!!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 10, 2017 at 5:11 am

      Thank you so much for this lovely review,
      Gemma 🙂

  11. osixjoh on August 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Been a fan for a while now on YouTube, but this is the first recipe I’ve actually been able to try! Showed my mum this recipe and we baked it together tonight.

    We only had an 8″ pan so they came out a bit taller and a bit crispy on the top, but still look lovely; good enough to eat!

    Looking forward to digging into them… they look and smell gorgeous. 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on August 10, 2017 at 2:06 am

      Hi there,
      forgive me if I am repeating this response, the website was having a health check, and some comments seem to have disappeared.
      I am happy that you liked this recipe, and I hope you carry on to bake many more, it is a lovely thing to do with your Mum, well done you and Mum too!
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Shweta Agrawal on July 28, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Are there any changes in the recipe if we replace all purpose flour with whole wheat flout? Also, can this recipe be doubled or tripled in quantity?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 29, 2017 at 3:06 am

      Hi there,
      Whole wheat flour does not have the gluten as readily available as white flour. It needs a bit of help!
      You may find a strong wholewheat flour in your store, this will have added vital wheat/protein/gluten to allow it to work well with yeast.
      If you mix the whole wheat, with strong white flour you will improve its’ chances too. 1:1 proportionally.
      There are other techniques too, which I will show you at another time, such as ‘sponging’ a dough, which helps with whole wheat flour, you can look this one up online.
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Uma Das on July 28, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Hi Gemma
    You’re amazing with your presentation and simple recipes…also I am a sucker for homemade stuff…and you show such easy way to expensive items that needs to be bought in my country… specially cream cheese! Today I made this crazy dough stuffed bread and cream cheese…it was great!
    Thank you
    P. S. I have uploaded the picture of my bake…

    • Gemma Stafford on July 29, 2017 at 4:05 am

      Hi there Uma,
      That is great to hear, this is the idea!
      I will be checking out the pics in a few minutes, when I get through the comments. Thank oyu for being with us here on BBB,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. bjwhitson on July 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I love your recipes and am going to try this one tomorrow for my family. Can it be made ahead of time; if so, how much earlier than when I want to bake it?
    BJ

    • Gemma Stafford on July 22, 2017 at 5:05 am

      Good question!
      You can make this, proof it, shape it, and refrigerate it! then you take it back to room temperature and proof it again for about 30 mins to one hour. It will be fermenting/proofing in the fridge too, will speed up at room temperature, do try it!
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Kesia on July 17, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Hey gemma,
    Lovely recipe..
    Can I substitute the bacon for cooked chicken or fried sausage?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

      you sure can, that will work great. Even pepperoni 🙂

  16. Bhawani on July 17, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Thankyou so much! The effort is appreciated! I will soon make this and share photos! Thankyou..
    Regards
    Bhawani

  17. Bhawani on July 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Hi Gemma! As usual a wonderful recipe! Can u just suggest ingredients instead of bacon as I am a vegeterian. Thankyou!❤❤

    • Gemma Stafford on July 17, 2017 at 12:33 am

      Hi there,
      Yes, you can use all sorts of additions here. You can use roast sweet peppers/sundried tomato/herbs/olives etc.
      Some things will benefit from a pre-cooking, as they will not have time to cook out in the dough, and the flavor will not be great.
      Do not add raw meat to a bread, not that you would, but others may think it would be good. Pepperoni/chorizo cooked sausage will be great.
      Gemma 🙂

  18. Joyce Foo on July 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I love all your recipes and demos especially your current bfeadmaking videos. I love making bread and you have given me inspiration to practise more by your simple and easy instructions. You have made bread making so easy and not intimidaing! I tried making cinnamon roll and nutella bread and they turned out great!

    Thanks so much

    Love
    Joyce

    • Gemma Stafford on July 17, 2017 at 2:01 am

      Hi Joyce,
      That is really kind, thank you. I am happy that you are making this bread, it is a good one for the repertoire!
      Gemma 🙂

  19. Anushka on July 16, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Hi gemma,

    Just wondering what can I substitute for cream cheese as I am making the dough today and don’t have cream cheese are the ingredients for it ??

    Thank you.
    Anushka

    P.s. crazy dough pizza is a classic at our home now… even my mum wants to make it… ❤❤❤

    • Gemma Stafford on July 17, 2017 at 2:05 am

      Hi there Anushka,
      It is great that you are using this recipe. (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/how-to-make-cream-cheese/) you will find the cream cheese recipe here, so you can make your own!
      There really is no sub for this in this recipe. You could use butter, and it would be delicious, but it will be different!
      You can experiment with this to your hearts content. tomato paste would be good too, make it like a monkey bread, limited only by your imagination!
      Gemma 🙂

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