There really is something therapeutic about baking and making bread. Though I have yet to master the craft of bread-making, I am still keen to learn and to try. The aroma just fills up our kitchen, even our whole house, that just relaxes me. It takes some time, and a little bit of elbow grease, but the end result is really fulfilling.
Needless to say, this blog post, as indicated on the title, is another one of my attempts at making bread.
Here’s what you will need:
½ tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
1 ½ tablespoons yeast
½ cup fresh milk
½ cup melted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
Grated cheddar cheese
Here’s how to make it (sort of)
- Combine salt, sugar, and water. Whisk until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Add the yeast and whisk again. Set aside for 10 minutes to give the yeast time to activate.
- On a separate container, whisk together the milk, melted butter, and eggs. Set this aside.
- After 10 minutes, get the yeast mixture. You will know that the yeast has activated once you see bubbles have formed on top and you can really smell the aroma of the yeast.
- Add about 1/3 of the flour gradually to the yeast mixture. Mix.
- Add ½ of the milk mixture. Mix.
- Add more flour and the rest of the milk mixture.
- Add more flour if the mixture seems too wet. If you can form a dough, you can now knead.
- Knead for about 10 minutes or so, until the dough comes together. Form a big ball out of the dough.
- Put the dough on an oiled bowl and cover it. Let it rest, covered with plastic wrap, for an hour. Place your dough in warm area.
- After an hour, the dough will have doubled in size. Remove the cover and punch the dough to remove excess air.
- Knead the dough one more time, then divide into pieces.
- Flatten each piece Add grated cheese in the center and pinch the dough to close it. Do this until all the dough pieces are filled with cheese.
- Place each piece on a greased and lines baking sheet. Brush the top with egg wash (1 beaten egg+water).
- Bake on a pre-heated 200-degree oven for about 15 minutes.
- You can broil them for an additional 1 or 2 minutes (depending on how hot the oven is) to get a toasted, golden brown color on top.
- Serve with pasta, or you can eat them on their own.
Here’s how I made it:
The bread was toasted and crunchy on top. If I do this again, I would probably add more cheese, both on the dough, and on the filling.
You can odd other types of cheese or you can brush them with garlic butter on top for garlic-cheesy rolls.
Hope you try this recipe!