Coffee Cheese Buns
Serves: 24 buns
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 packet (2¼ teaspoons) dry active yeast
  • ¾ cup milk or non-dairy milk
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour, plus more for rolling
Misceo Syrup:
  • 2 cups Misceo Coffee Liquor
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
Filling and Assembly:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, brick style
  • 1 egg
Prepare the dough:
  1. Combine sugar, water and yeast in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, until the yeast starts to bubble.
  2. Add remaining dough ingredients and mix to form a smooth dough. Continue to knead for 5-8 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Place dough in a greased bowl, then cover and allow to rise for about 2 hours, until doubled in bulk. This is best done in a warm spot.
Prepare the Misceo Syrup:
  1. Combine Misceo coffee liquor, sugar and cocoa powder in a small pot. Cook on medium high,until the mixture starts to bubble around the edges. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes, until somewhat thickened. The mixture will thicken more as it cools.
Prepare the filling:
  1. Using an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat together cream cheese and ½ cup of Misceo syrup until combined and creamy. Set aside.
Assemble the buns:
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin pans and set aside.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a large rectangle, as thin as possible. Spread misceo cheese filling over the entire surface, then roll as tightly as possible.
  3. Cut roll into about 24 slices. Place each slice, cut side down, into prepared muffin pans.
  4. Mix egg with ½ cup of misceo syrup and use a fork to combine.
  5. Brush a generous layer of egg mixture over the tops of each bun.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes,, until the top feels firm.
  7. Drizzle remaining misceo syrup over the warm buns just before serving.
Plan Ahead:
  1. Coffee Cheese Buns can be frozen until ready to serve. For best results, rewarm before serving.
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