Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cheddar Rolls

Introducing, pretty much the greatest rolls ever.  I mean it.  Ever.  In the history of everything... Cheddar Rolls!!!

3/4 c very warm water plus about 1/4 c
2 tsp active dry yeast
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 egg
1/3 c vegetable oil
4 c flour
1 1/4 tsp salt
about 3/4 c roughly shredded cheddar

Mix water in mixing bowl.  Add yeast and honey, mixing lightly with wooden spoon.  After about 10 minutes, add egg and vegetable oil and mix with wood spoon.  Add the rest of the flour and salt and continue beating.  While the dough is beating, drizzle in the rest of the water and cheese alternatively.

The dough is ready when it sticks together as a ball and is not sticky to the touch when you poke your finger in (5-10 minutes of beating).  This dough is quite a bit stickier than my normal dough, so I turned it out on a bowl and added some more flour, kneading by hand.  Place in oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

Allow to rise at least one hour, preferrably more, until dough has doubled in size.  Punch down the ball in the bowl and remove.  Punch out all air bubbles.  Create rolls in small balls or knots.  Allow to rise 45 minutes. Top with paprika if you like.

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Bake at 350 for around 30 minutes.  The rolls are done when you knock on them and they sound hollow.




  1. This looks great. I've been looking for a cheddar roll recipe to which I can add some fresh jalapenos. This looks like the one; I'm going to try it today. Thanks!