Wait ‘Til You Try These Cheesy Croque Madame Rolls Drizzled With Hollandaise

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
12 rolls

In this edition of Menu Mashup, classic cinnamon rolls are combined with a savoury croque madame to create these seriously epic croque madame rolls. Stuffed with ham, Emmental, and a sweet Dijon filling, and then finished with a drizzle of quick hollandaise sauce and chives, every bite is perfectly sweet and savoury. It’s a show-stopping dish that’s sure to impress on any brunch menu.

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cup whole milk, lukewarm (110°F)
2 ¼
tsp dry active yeast
cup salted butter, melted
eggs, beaten
cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
tsp salt
Olive oil to grease bowl


cup brown sugar
Tbsp Dijon mustard
Tbsp salted butter, melted
lb sliced ham
lb sliced Emmental cheese

Hollandaise Sauce

egg yolks
1 ½
Tbsp lemon juice
tsp Dijon mustard
tsp salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
cup salted butter, melted
Chopped fresh chives, for garnish (optional)



Rising time: 90 minutes.

ingredients for cheesy croque madame rolls on a countertop
Step 1

For the dough, pour the milk into a medium bowl. Stir in the yeast and let stand for 5 minutes, or until the yeast becomes bubbly on top of the milk. Whisk in the melted butter and eggs.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt, then pour in the wet ingredients and stir until it forms a dough. Lightly dust your countertop with flour and turn the dough out. Knead for about 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Grease a large bowl with oil and place the dough in the bowl, turning and flipping it to ensure it is coated. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and keep in a warm spot for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

dough for croque madame rolls in a glass bowl
Step 3

Once dough has risen, punch to release the air. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a rectangle. Roll the dough to a 9″ x 14″ rectangle.

dough for croque madame rolls rolled into a flat rectangle
Step 4

For the filling, in a medium bowl, make the filling by combining brown sugar, Dijon mustard and salted butter. Pour over the dough and spread out until evenly coated. Lay slices of ham overtop just barely overlapping each other, then arrange Emmental slices over the ham.

dough for croque madame rolls topped with emmental cheese and ham
Step 5

With the long end of the dough facing you, roll the dough into a log. Cut the ends off so that you are starting with a flat edge, and cut the log into 12 even slices (approximately 1-inch).

a croque madame roll being rolled up
Step 6

Arrange the dough rolls in a lightly greased 8″ x 13″ baking pan. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes, until the rolls expand leaving little-to-no space between each other.

unbaked croque madame rolls in a baking dish
Step 7

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the rolls for about 25 minutes, until lightly golden.

croque madame rolls in a baking dish
Step 8

For the sauce, while rolls are cooling, place egg yolks in a large-mouth mason jar, along with lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt and cayenne pepper. Blend for 5 seconds, then while continuing to blend, slowly pour in the butter until thickened and smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add warm water, 1 tablespoon at a time, blending until desired thickness is reached.

Step 9

To serve, drizzle hollandaise over the top of rolls and sprinkle with finely chopped chives.

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