Cheddar brioche rolls and chipotle-baked beans recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 2 hr 45 min
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  • These delicious Cheddar brioche rolls and chipotle-baked beans are a match made in heaven. Infused with a rich cheesy Cheddar flavour, these soft brioche rolls are so simple to make at home. Fill each roll with homemade smoked chipotle-baked beans for comfort food at it’s finest. This recipe serves 4 people and will take about 3hrs to make in total. It’s the ideal recipe for preparing in advance if you have friends over for lunch or want to do something different for a BBQ.


    • For the Cheddar rolls:
    • 420g plain flour
    • 24g fresh yeast
    • 30g sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 230ml water, lukewarm
    • 100g grated cheddar cheese
    • Milk for glazing
    • 1 tsp salt
    • For the baked beans:
    • 100g dried white beans, soaked over night
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 chipotle chillies in adobo, or 1 tbsp. chipotle chilli sauce
    • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
    • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
    • 500ml chicken stock
    • 4 rashers of smoked bacon, finely chopped
    • 1 sprig of rosemary
    • 1 bay leaf
    • Sea salt
    • Black pepper
    • Olive oil for cooking


    • For the Cheddar rolls:

      1. Preheat the oven 180C/350F/Gas mark 4.
      2. Mix the yeast, water and sugar together in a bowl
      3. In an electric mixer, add the flour, salt, cheddar and egg and mix together on a low speed for 10 minutes
      4. Slowly add the water mixture and mix for a few minutes more
      5. Take out into a bowl and cover with a tea towel
      6. Prove until doubled in size, knock back then shape into bread rolls roughly the size of a plum
      7. Prove again, until risen, then brush with milk and bake in the fan oven for approximately 15 minutes

      For the baked beans:

      1. In an ovenproof dish, add a splash of olive oil and then add the bacon
      2. Place on your Leisure hob and cook on a medium heat, until all the fats come out and the bacon is brown
      3. Add the onion, garlic, rosemary and thyme and cook sweat until soft but no colour
      4. Add all the other ingredients, a pinch of salt and a twist of pepper and bring to the boil
      5. Cover with a lid and put in the main fan oven for 2.5 hours
      6. When ready, give it a good stir and eat straight away with the bread rolls

      Developed by Dan Doherty for Leisure range cookers

    Top tip for making Cheddar brioche rolls and chipotle-baked beans

    Store these rolls in a bread bin or wrapped in paper bag and store in a cool place for up to 2 days.

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