Three cheese buns

I can’t say I know lots of people and have hundreds of friends, but everyone I know loves cheese. And to be honest I haven’t heard of a person that doesn’t. The same goes with homemade bread. Everyone loves homemade bread, especially when still warm.
Now put the two together : cheese and home made bread in one addictive delicious irresistible bun. Did I get your attention?
Few weeks ago while browsing thought a bread machine cookbook I often go to for inspiration I stumbled upon a cheesy bread filled with Mascarpone, Parmesan and Gorgonzola. How could I not have seen it before I was asking myself.
I simply had to try it.
Instead of all purpose flour I  used bread and whole wheat flour. For the cheese I went with Mascarpone, Gruyere and Stilton. The recipe called for 8 oz Mascarpone, 4 oz Parmesan and 4 oz Gorgonzola. I used 8 oz Mascarpone, little over 4 oz Gruyere and almost 6 oz Stilton. You can use your choice of hard and blue cheese, just don’t substitute the Mascarpone.
They turned out just perfect.The Mascarpone cheese makes them so soft and  fluffy and the Gruyere and Stilton cheese give these buns lots of flavor.
I’m glad I used whole wheat flour instead of just regular flour, for a little more fiber and protein :)
What I’d change next time? hmm, maybe sprinkle some grated Parmesan on top just before baking.
let’s get baking :) Three cheese buns
In a big bowl stir together 2 cups of bread flour, 2 cups of whole wheat flour and a pinch of salt.
Make a well in the middle, pour 1/4 cup lukewarm water and sprinkle 1 package dry yeast (7 gr). Let the yeast dissolve. It will take couple of minutes.
Meanwhile prepare your cheese. Shred the hard cheese and crumble the blue cheese.
When the yeast bubbles add 1 egg and 8 oz of Mascarpone over it.
and start mixing slowly adding some lukewarm water until the dough comes together and starts clearing itself from the sides of the bowl.
Add the crumbled and shredded cheese and mix until well incorporated.
Place the dough into a oiled bowl, cover with plastic foil and let it rise until double in volume.
When doubled in volume, divide it into 16 small balls. Place them on baking sheets and leave them to rise again.
Turn the oven on to 375 F.
Brush the buns with egg wash just before baking and bake for 20-23 minutes, or just until golden brown.
Now take half of them to the neighbors or make plans of sleeping on the treadmill. They are addictive!!
That’s about it for today, thank you so much for visiting. Hope you’re having a marvelous day.
Sending you lots of love,

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  1. Alina---Explora Cuisine says

    I love the combination of the three cheese Roxana, definitely a success! when I was little I never liked cheese, but now I have to stay away from the cheese shelve in the supermarket, especially from the smoked variety and blue cheese, I'm in love with these, mmmm, I can already picture my self eating a bun :))) Have a great day my dear!

  2. Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) says

    Wow, that's a lot of cheesy goodness in these buns–I want some! With all that flavor these sound perfect all by themselves. Great one, Roxana. :-)

  3. Apron Appeal says

    I just saw these on foodbuzz and already up in the 90's! (How do you do that? – well I know part of it is having great pictures and an amazing recipe…but is there something else?

  4. Roxana GreenGirl says

    Gwen, I wish I knew the answer.
    They say it all depends on how many people buzz your recipe, but it's still a mistery how many votes you need to reach 90's.
    Check chef Dennis's post Foodbuzz 101 for more info, if you have time.

  5. Evan @swEEts says

    You had me at 3 cheese Roxana! Not only that, but you're going have my fiance in a tizzy over these! They sound amazing!

  6. Tina says

    The last picture showing the texture of the bun really makes my mouth water-I have bookmarked these-yum!

  7. pansy says

    asta-i musai de incercat,da'cred ca mai la tomana dupa ce s-o raori mi-a dat prin cap sa folosesc bleu in chifle !pupu-te roxanica mea !

  8. Sandra says

    You got my full attention as soon as I opened up your post and saw those yummy pictures hahaha..
    Wonderful combination of cheeses..I have to say I love them all…Fantastic really Roxana, your buns look incredible! I should reschedule my mini vacation from Indiana to Virginia LOL!!!

  9. Koci says

    So much cheese! I love it! The combination of creamy mascarpone with punches of Gruyere and Stilton sounds amazing!

  10. Correen says

    Mmm! Mmm! Love your choices of cheese for these buns. Gotta share this one with my peeps online 😉

  11. Wendy Irene says

    Roxana, I love the picture of the beautiful buns in the basket. It is a really stunning shot and makes me want to reach in and grab one.

  12. Lizzy says

    Oh, these are fabulous! I love all the cheese flavors you've chosen…and the mascarpone must give a wonderful richness. You've done it again!!!!

  13. Lo-mo says

    Everyone DOES love cheese, that is for sure!! Three cheese buns sound (and look) amazing! Send some over please!

  14. sara @ CaffeIna says

    A few years ago I actually dated a guy who told me he really did not like cheese. I knew immediately he was not the right guy for me haha. Mascarpone, stilton, gorgonzola, parmesan and more????Oh please I have to have one of these buns!

  15. Annie Oakley's Kitchen says

    Oh. my. goodness. do those look good. I too can't get enough cheese and it really doesn't matter what kind it is. Did you hear about how they found that cheese has an enzyme in it that is similar to morphine. That could explain a lot about why we can't get enough 😉

  16. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says

    Oh yes, you got my FULL attention here. I love good bread (not the supermarket one that I'm talking here!) and I love cheese. And you combined two… Delicious buns! I can smell the cheese when the buns come out of the oven… Roxana, you really know how to make nice bread!! So envious!

  17. oleg Bogdanov says

    This makes me want to take up baking.. gotta love cheesy buns 😀 They look delicious. I especially like the use of Stilton :)

  18. Sarah-Jane - says

    These look really pretty and REALLY cheesy. Love the photos too. Not surprised you are in Foodbuzz Top 9 – you deserve to be.

    My posts regularly reach buzz of 90+ (95 on current one), but I just dont think they are anywhere need good enough to reach FB top 9.

    A very big well done once again

  19. The Harried Cook says

    Those cheese buns look & sound fabulous, Roxana… I am bookmarking these to make soon & I am sure it will make a lot of people happy! Yum… Thanks for sharing this recipe… The pictures are gorgeous too.. as always :)

  20. Renata says

    Wow, wow, wow, you've got me! These little buns are making me drool, I LOVE homemade bread. Bookmarked, definitely!

  21. thecompletecookbook says

    You had my attention at the title! 😀 My husband will fall in love with me all over again when I make these for him. As always Roxana, a great post and recipe.
    :-) Mandy

  22. Spicie Foodie says

    Roxana you should have your own bakery. I would be there everyday buying everything. These buns look like heaven. Yes you've got my attention :)

  23. Chef Dennis says

    Those buns look amazing! and how I do love cheese, I never thought of using mascarpone for breads, I have to try it, now to think of what other cheeses to use!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration

  24. Pachecopatty says

    I agree with Chef Dennis and I know what you mean about sleeping on the treadmill but it's worth it for a delicious cheese bun or two;-)

  25. bunkycooks says

    I am looking at the photos of these and wish I could have one right now! I agree with you that homemade bread and cheese are two things that everyone loves…especially when they are together! :)

  26. Suzanne says

    Wow, Roxana these look incredibly good! Who could resist these yummy cheese buns :) I will have to try these out. Have a great week.

  27. Lisa says

    Roxana – I'm a cheese bread junkie so these THREE cheese buns are definitely joining my bookmark brigade (along with your coconut buns)! Thing is..they look so wonderful, I'm afraid I'll eat them all out of the oven! You're correct in your assertion that most everyone loves cheese and bread. Perfect treat to bring to gatherings! Once again, amazing recipe and photos!

  28. Reeni says

    With all that cheese in there I bet these just about melt in your mouth. So completely addicting and indulgent! I can't help but love them.

  29. Parsley Sage says

    Awesome awesome awesome. I love that you used stilton in these. I bet the flavor was incredible!

  30. briarrose says

    Oh my…..three cheeses. This bun looks crusty on the outside and oh so tender on the inside. Delicious!

  31. Angela@RecipesFromMyMom says

    Cheesy fabulosity! I'd love to crack open a few to make little ham sandwiches. OOoooh, or a BLT! These buns would be so good alone too, I'm sure.

  32. Elin says

    Roxana..this is absolutely delicious…three types of cheese in one bun…luxurious bun no doubt ! Love that last picture so much that I just want to make it for our sunday breakfast. Love the texture of the bun. Well done and thanks for sharing the recipe with us :)

    Have a nice day,

  33. Baking Serendipity says

    These look wonderful! I love that you subbed whole wheat flour for the all-purpose. I would have done the same…it makes them feel a little healthier. Cheese biscuits are a favorite in my house, so I can only imagine the buns would go over fantastically as well :)

  34. sweetlife says

    half to the neighbors? nah I'll sleep on the threadmill and devour these babies all myself!! lol



  35. Heavenly Housewife says

    THese look so so so good. I'd have a problem if I was left alone in the room with these beauties.
    *kisses* HH

  36. Jill Colonna says

    You certainly did get my attention from beginning to end: bread filled with parmesan is already fantastic – but adding in gorgonzola and mascarpone, too? This is sheer heaven!

  37. Dulce Dough says

    I agree that cheese and bread is an irresistible combination! Looking at your pictures, I can almost smell them! Beautiful!

  38. Kate@Diethood says

    OH that is delicious! Cheese heaven!

    I just about fainted the first time that I heard someone tell me that they didn't like cheese… How is that possible?! Especially when you pair it up with bread!

  39. Magic of Spice says

    I love your cheese choices :) They do look amazingly soft and cheese always makes me happy :)
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend

  40. Bonnie Banters says

    The texture is unbelievable and they are perfect! Who doesn’t like cheese is right, especially Mascarpone! Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Maggie,

      If you decide to shape these buns a little bigger, you’ll need to bake them few minutes longer. It will depend a lot on the size of the bun.

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