Breakfast Grilled Cheese: Brie, Jam, and Chocolate Chunk Egg Bread

by Megan on March 19, 2012

My favorite day is Sunday because lately it involves a good breakfast, bike-riding, and beers. Yesterday this was the breakfast that got my day going. It was a good start to a day full of sunshine. And I think I’m tan!

… and by tan I mean kinda freckled.

I want you guys to know something. I want you to know that nobody feels like the third wheel in this breakfast. Strawberry jam, brie, and chocolate get along swimmingly. They’re all friends equally and they all fit on a sidewalk when walking. And when they’re all in a car they ride in the front seat. Nobody has to lean in from the back to be a part of the conversation.

This combo make the best sandwich that can be either breakfast or dessert. … and that statement sums up why breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

Breakfast Grilled Cheese for One

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices chocolate chunk egg bread, recipe below
  • brie
  • strawberry jam
  • butter

Directions:

  1. Butter the bread. Place a slice on a warm frying pan butter-side down. Top with jam, brie and more jam. Set the other slice of bread on top, butter-side up. Cook until toasted and melty. Flip and cover so the cheese gets super-melty. When both sides are toasted equally slide onto a plate and enjoy with your coffee.

I thought that maybe the chocolate chunks in this loaf were too big. Who was I kidding?! You can’t have too much of a good thing. And it slices like it ain’t no thing. No big deal.

And I totally made two loaves. One for savory sandwiching and one for sweet, but I always pick sweet over savory.

Chocolate Chunk Egg Bread {makes 2 small loaves}
Recipe adapted from the Taste of Home Cookbook

Ingredients:

bread –

  • 3 1/4 to 3 3/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1 T sugar + a pinch, divided
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 1 package (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3 T oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

egg wash –

  • 1 egg
  • 1 t water
  • poppy seeds

Directions:

  1. Whisk together flour, a tablespoon sugar, and salt. In a 2 cup measuring cup whisk a pinch of sugar, yeast, and warm water together. Set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy. Whisk in oil and eggs. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 6-8 minutes). Or knead in your stand mixer using your dough hook. Divide dough in half and knead chocolate chunks into half.*
  3. Place dough in separate greased bowls, turning once to coat. Cover and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll each into a small loaf. Tucking the sides underneath pulling the top taught and smooth. Place a few inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Beat egg and water; brush over both loaves. Sprinkle the plain loaf with poppy seeds. Bake at 375º for 10 minutes. Tent with foil and continue baking 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.

* I say to knead it into half because I’m assuming that you might want one chocolate-free loaf for savory sandwiches.

YAY! Click HERE for a printable PDF of the recipe above.

I want every meal to contain brie and every day to contain sunshine.

P.S. Do you love grilled cheese? Check out my grilled cheese party from over the summer!

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Priyanka March 19, 2012 at 7:51 am

Cheese and jam and chocolate…..what a lovely and unusual combination.
Thanks for the bread recipe…I am planning to try my hand in bread making and this would help me a lot

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Megan March 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

Thanks, Priyanka!

Good luck with the bread baking! I have total confidence in you.

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cindy March 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

this looks amazing! now I just want chocolate in my yeasted breads. you just have good ideas girl.

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Megan March 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

Thanks!

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Kimberly March 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

Oh my gosh, why did I just eat oatmeal for breakfast when I could of had this???

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Megan March 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

Oh man! I hope your oatmeal was good though! You should have this for lunch! Why not, right?

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Elizabeth March 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

That bread looks amazing! My favorite type of grilled cheese is caprese grilled cheese. It’s so delicious!

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Megan March 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Thanks, Elizabeth! Oh, I bet a caprese grilled cheese would be so good! Especially in the summer. Yum!

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Dana March 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I’d wake up early for a breakfast like this!

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Megan March 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Yeah man!

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Lori from A Family's Life March 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

OMG! This looks so amazing!

I love Brie and jam!!

Going to make this for sure!

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Megan March 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Ooh I hope you do! Let me know what you think!

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NicoleD March 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Holy moly! This looks so great. I can just picture all three ingredients ridin’ in one of those retro trucks with the long seat bench and having a good time :)

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Megan March 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Yeah! They’re BFFs!

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lynn @ the actor's diet March 20, 2012 at 2:25 am

Um…yum…

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Megan March 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

!!! I hope you try it!

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Mark March 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

Wow, all my favorite ingredients combine into one package! Can’t wait to try this. Great photography on this!

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Megan March 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Thanks, Mark! :)

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Nikkilooch March 23, 2012 at 5:56 am

Hey, I just linked this post as one of my favorites on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing. I need more chocolate and brie in my life.

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Kim W March 26, 2012 at 11:40 pm

once you put this recipe up I knew I needed to try it! I just made the bread and can’t wait to try the grilled brie sandwich for breakfast :D thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks soooo yummy!

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Megan March 27, 2012 at 9:06 am

Yay! I hope you love it! <3

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Stephany June 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Wow. This was delicious. I was too hungry to make the chocolate chunk bread, instead i just spread nutella lightly on one side. Perfect. Thank you for posting this recipe. :)

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Jyoti February 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm

WOW, my sister and I will surely be making these next time we are reunited for a sleepover!

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Emma June 1, 2014 at 9:43 pm

LOVE the flavour combo… so naughty!

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