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Bacon Egg And Cheese Croissant

    Bacon egg and cheese croissant

    Looking for the perfect brunch recipe for your next get together with family and friends? Then this DIY bacon, egg and cheese croissant recipe is perfect for you. This recipe is so yummy and delicious and is the perfect twist on the classic eggs and bacon brunch menu.

    You can use either store-bought croissants or make my quick and fast croissants from scratch that taste amazing. Stuff them with a fried egg, creamy Swiss cheese, and salty bacon for a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

    Make your next family brunch quick and easy by preparing ahead of time. I like to buy pre-sliced swiss cheese, cook the bacon in the oven ahead of time, and either buy store-made croissants or whip up my fast croissants from scratch recipe at home.

    Bacon egg and cheese croissant

    What You Need to Make a Bacon, Egg & Cheese Croissant

    You will need your standard bacon and eggs for this recipe. If you are using my easy homemade croissants, then you should have some staple ingredients in your refrigerator and pantry. Otherwise, you will need to purchase some store-made croissants with your swiss cheese.

    Ingredients on a table

    Homemade Croissants:

    • Milk
    • Dry active yeast
    • Sugar
    • All-purpose flour
    • Salt
    • Butter

    Croissants & Fillings:

    • Store-bought croissants (if you’re not making your own)
    • Pre-cooked eggs
    • Pre-cooked bacon
    • Swiss cheese

    How To Make a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissant

    Place your butter in the freezer for 20 – 30 minutes before you use it. This will make it easier to grate.

    Add warm milk, sugar and yeast to a bowl. Set aside for 5 mins while the yeast activates. The yeast is activated when you see a foam form on the top of the milk.

    In a separate large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients: flour, salt, and sugar.

    Mix ingredients

    Remove your chilled butter from the freezer, grate the butter, and combine with the dry ingredients with a fork.

    Mix butter and dry ingredients

    To the dry butter mixture, pour in the foamy milk yeast liquid and 1 egg. Mix together with a fork until you cannot combine it anymore. Dough will be a little crumbly and dry. Use your fingertips to continue mixing the dough until a dough ball forms.

    Making a dough ball

    Place dough on your kitchen countertop and shape your croissant dough to an 8-inch x 4-inch rectangle shape, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

    Shaping the dough

    Remove dough from the refrigerator, remove plastic wrap, and place on a lightly floured surface. Imagine your rectangle-shaped dough is split into 3 even pieces, with 2 creases. Fold the first one towards the center, and then fold the second one over. The dough should look a little like a letter.

    Folding the croissant dough

    Roll out your dough to the 8-inch x 4-inch rectangle shape again. Repeat the same folding process. Roll out your dough again to an 8-inch x 4-inch rectangle shape, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for another 35 minutes.

    Remove your croissant dough from the refrigerator and roll out to a 12-inch x 8-inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 6 even squares and then cut the squares so that it becomes 2 triangles.

    Sliced dough

    Roll croissant shapes with your croissant dough triangles and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place in a warm spot with a towel to cover them, and leave to rise for approximately one hour.

    Brush croissants with an egg wash (1 egg whisked) and bake croissants in a 375 degrees F pre-heated oven for approximately 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

    Serve warm for family and friends with a make-it-yourself spread of fried eggs, oven-baked bacon, and swiss cheese.

    Bacon egg and cheese croissant

    Bacon egg and cheese croissant

    Bacon Egg And Cheese Croissant

    Paige Gilmore
    Serve warm buttery croissants stuffed with lucious fried eggs, salty bacon, and creamy nutty swiss cheese to your loved ones at your next brunch. Bacon egg and cheese croissants are the most scrumptious fancy breakfast style sandwich you will eat!
    5 from 1 vote
    Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
    Cook Time 15 mins
    Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
    Course Breakfast
    Servings 6
    Calories 2214 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    Homemade croissants

    • ½ cup butter chilled
    • ¼ cup warm milk
    • ½ packet dry active yeast
    • ½ tsp + 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 2 raw eggs

    Croissants and fillings

    • 6 store-bought croissants (if you're not making your own)
    • 6 fried eggs
    • 6 to 12 pre-cooked bacon rashers
    • 6 slices Swiss cheese

    Instructions
     

    • Put butter in the freezer 20 - 30 mins before use. Add warm milk, sugar and yeast to a bowl. Set aside for 5 mins while the yeast activates.
    • In a separate large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients; flour, salt, and sugar.
    • Grate chilled butter and combine with the dry ingredients with a fork.
    • Pour in the foamy milk yeast liquid and 1 egg. Mix together with a fork. Dough will be a little crumbly, use your fingertips to continue mixing the dough until a dough ball forms.
    • On your kitchen countertop, shape dough to an 8-inch x 4-inch rectangle shape, wrap in cling film. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
    • Remove dough from the refrigerator, place on a lightly floured surface.
    • Imagine your rectangle shaped dough is split into 3 even pieces, with 2 creases.
    • Fold the first one towards the center, and then fold the second one over. The dough should look a little like a letter.
    • Roll out dough to an 8-inch x 4-inch rectangle shape. Repeat steps 7 & 8.
    • Roll out dough again to an 8-inch x 4-inch rectangle shape, wrap in cling film. Refrigerate for another 35 minutes.
    • Remove dough from the refrigerator, roll out to a 12-inch x 8-inch rectangle.
    • Using a sharp knife cut dough into 6 even squares, cut the squares into 2 triangles.
    • Roll triangles into croissant shape. Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
    • Place in a warm spot with a towel to cover them, leave to rise for approximately an hour.
    • Brush croissants with an egg wash (1 egg whisked) and bake croissants in a 375 degrees F pre-heated oven for approximately 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
    • Serve warm for family and friends with a make it yourself spread of fried eggs, oven baked bacon, and swiss cheese. Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 2214kcal
    Keyword bacon, breakfast, brunch, eggs
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    Paige Gilmore
    Paige Gilmore

    Paige is a professional food photographer and recipe developer based out of both New Zealand and New York. Inspired by the wonderful meals she has eaten around the world, Paige loves to take a delicious friendly approach to cooking.

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