What is better than home-made cheese rolls to complete your Sunday? We decided to try out different things with the cheese rolls, adding ham, pepperoni and spread cheese, which turned out to be just great. If you decide to try out this recipe you don’t have to constrain your self to only these ingredients, let your imagination take you where ever it pleases.
Recipe makes 40 cheese rolls
- 900gr white flour (2 pounds)
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 12gr Active dry yeast (0.4oz)
- 60gr Sugar (2oz)
- 500ml Whole Milk (17oz)
- 100gr Butter (3.5oz)
- 500gr Ham Spread cheese (17.5oz)
- 200gr Ham (7oz)
- 200gr Grated Cheese (7oz)
- 1 Egg
Heat the milk in a skillet and melt the butter in it, mix in the yeast but be careful that the milk mixture is not too hot, just about luke warm otherwise there is a chance you could kill the yeast.
Add the sugar and the salt to the mixture and mix well. Slowly add the flour and get whisk well to prevent lumps in the dough. Keep adding flour until the mix becomes more dough-like, then you can either get your hands dirty and add the rest of the flour by hand or you can use an electric mixer for the job as we did to mix in the rest of the flour.
Heat up your oven to the lowest setting, in our case that was 50°C / 120°F. Place your dough in a bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let your towel covered bowl sit in your oven for about 30 minutes to let the dough rise.
Divide the dough into five equal sized balls and roll them out into a thin pizza-like circles. Smear each one with spread cheese, top with grated cheese and ham. Cut into eight equal slices with a pizza cutter and roll each slice up, starting from the wide end towards the narrow one.
Heat your oven to 200°C / 390°F. Whisk one egg in a cup and brush each roll with it, bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.