Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TWD: Golden Brioche Orange Cream Buns

Margie of Tea and Scones chose Golden Brioche Loaves on pages 48-50 of Baking by Dorie Greenspan.

I adore brioche and Dorie's recipe is one of my favorites.

Lately I have been addicted to baking with orange, so I filled these with an orange-cream cheese filling that made these buns so moist and fluffy. The cream cheese baked up into the buns, leaving a hint of orange taste with a slight tang of cream cheese. They had a subtle sweetness, not as powerful and decadent as a cinnamon bun. It was just right for a breakfast treat and so pretty with the flecks of orange throughout.

Orange Cream Filling
Cooks Illustrated

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp orange zest
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 tbsp flour

Combine all ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth. Store in refrigerator until ready to fill the buns.


Valerie said...

I love how you how put a delicious spin on every recipe! This looks yummy!!

TeaLady said...

What a great way to use the brioche dough. Now why didn't i think of that.

Thanks for baking with me this week.

Nicole said...

We used to have the Pillsbury orange rolls (from the can) as a treat when we were kids so I think your variation sounds so good! I posted raisin snails and sticky buns that I had made previously.

Cindy said...

Orange Cream sound like a bite of heaven. I've got to make these. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

Jules Someone said...

Wait! How did you fill the buns? I love love love anything orange!

Pamela said...

These look so decadent and delicious.

Beth said...

If you've been baking a lot with orange, I'm going to check your older posts. Sounds delicious!

Lynne said...

Your brioche with the orange cream filling (yum) looks like one in a fancy French bakery. Very nice!