If there is something better than bread, it is sweet, filling-filled bread. Carb-lovers, myself included, continually seek new ideas to make their carbs even more delicious. However, we are not always as creative and as energetic as we want to be, and in those situations, it is handy to know how to make delicacies in under a minute. So what are some sweet bread-filling ideas?
Cream, pudding, blueberry jam, melted chocolate, whipped cream, honey and nuts, fig jam, cream and biscuits, and banana and strawberry fillings are some of the best sweet bread filling ideas.
Even the best ideas can use some improvement, and such is the case with sweet bread. There are many types of sweet bread you can fill with additional ingredients to improve them and enjoy them more thoroughly. Therefore, I will give you some ideas about sweet bread fillings in the following paragraphs.
Cream of any kind, whether it is chocolate, vanilla, or fruit, is never a bad idea to fill your sweet bread with. A monkey bread always shines better with cream spritzing from the small messy shaped balls.
You can either insert the filling with a syringe or simply make a hole in the bread and add the filling with a spoon. Moreover, you can make several types of cream and add them randomly to the monkey bread, making each ball a tiny sweet surprise.
Brioche bread is the perfect sweet bread to fill with pudding. Choose the one you like best and start smearing it inside the bread. You can mix and match and smear the bread with several kinds of pudding or choose one and stick with it.
I recommend using chocolate and vanilla puddings, mixing them both inside the bread. You’ll have a delightful dessert in under a minute.
Blueberry jam goes heavenly with English muffins, cinnamon buns, or cinnamon bread. Smear a thick layer on the bread, close it, and cut it into pieces. You will get a tasty roll-like dessert you can further enhance with crushed nuts or chocolate shavings.
Whichever bread you decide to fill, you can never go wrong with melted chocolate. You can use chocolate chips, as they are intended to melt, and they do very well when smeared. I recommend you use firm and spongy bread, as melted chocolate isn’t as easy to smear as the rest of the fillings.
Therefore, you will need to apply greater force and risk ruining the bread’s shape and consistency. In addition to filling the bread with chocolate, you can also dip it into the chocolate bowl and have chocolate-filled and chocolate-covered bread.
If you don’t feel like being creative and just want to lay and eat tasty bread, whipped cream is the best option. You can use canned whipped cream if you feel particularly lazy, but you can make it yourself if you feel more energetic but lack creativity.
To add texture and color, you can spruce this filling with chocolate shavings or sprinkles. This filling works excellently with pumpkin bread, banana bread, and brioche.
Honey and Nuts
If you have some cinnamon bread lying around, make it funner and tastier by filling it with a mixture of honey and crushed nuts. You can also add raisins to the mixture to give your sweet bread a slightly fruity dimension.
This filling works with many types of sweet bread and cinnamon bread. You can even use it for neutral-tasting bread too.
Fig jam is not so popular as a sweet bread filling but more of a decoration and addition to cheese and meat plates intended to have with wine. However, fig jam is the rightful owner of this list as it is particularly flavored and exquisitely delicious.
Since the figs are slightly larger than what you would need for a filling, you can chop them and mix them with the sherbet from the jam. Smear a thick layer on the bread, close it, and enjoy this richly filled dessert.
You can further enhance this idea by adding crushed nuts.
Cream and Biscuits
Banana or brioche is the perfect bread for this filling. Spongy, stable, and easy to work with, these bread go perfectly well with this filling texture-wise and taste-wise. They are sweet, gentle, and soft, and the cream and biscuit filling will make them slightly edgy and crunchy.
Banana and Strawberry
Last on this list, but certainly worthy of attention and praise, this fruity filling will turn even the dullest bread into an exciting experience.
Perfect for banana bread, this fruity mash will play the main role in the fruity flavor explosion that is about to happen in your mouth. Mash the strawberries and bananas with a fork or pop them in the blender. You can also add just a little cream to enrich this filling, and you are good to go.
Whipped Cream Filling for Sweet Bread
- 1 heavy cream or heavy whipping cream (cold)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp sugar
- The colder the cream, the easier and more successful it will whip.
- Add vanilla extract and sugar to the bowl with cold cream and mix until you get softly whipped cream.
- Add filling to your pumpkin bread, banana bread or brioche.