Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Creamy Cheesy Dinner Rolls

Creamy Cheesy Dinner RollsContinuing with a week of recipes I'm including an updated version of my favorite dinner roll recipe.

Rolls are Andrew's favorite part of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and he declared these guys to be extra tasty.

I made the basic dough recipe up (a double batch) then cut it into three sections, one section I filled with bacon bits and grated Cheddar (a fine combination) but the other two got special treatment.

I was sent a box of cheeses from Alouette to sample--two were soft, spreadable varieties and I used each one in a separate batch of rolls. On the first batch I spread the sweet pepper medley and on the second I used the berry version. One sweet, one savory and they both turned out wonderfully--I'd highly recommend them.

So here's the recipe and general instructions, you'll love them!

For dough:
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons powdered milk
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter

For fillings:
Alouette sweet pepper medley spreadable cheese
Alouette berry medley spreadable cheese
1 cup grated Cheddar and 3 tablespoons bacon bits

You can make these in a bread machine which means you'll add the dough ingredients in the order given and set the machine to "dough" cycle. Remove dough and shape.

If you make them the traditional way, add the yeast to the water and allow to sit for a few minutes until it begins to bubble, then add sugar, milk, salt and butter and finally the flour, mixing it together until it forms a ball of the right consistency. Allow to raise for an hour then punch down and shape.

To shape, cut the ball of dough in half and roll it out into a circle about 10" across (maybe smaller). Then slice it into eight slices pizza style and on each section of dough spread one of the selected fillings. Roll each section up wide end to point and allow to raise for half an hour before baking at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden and tasty.

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Lori said...

This looks like such a nice way to serve rolls. I think we'll give the savory a go post-Christmas, when I have time to screw things up if necessary.

Dolly said...

Yum. I'm definitely going to give these a try. In my bread maker. :-)

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Now THIS is what you can do with those leftover bits of cheeseball after the holiday party!

Stephanie Frieze said...

These look yummy! I will have to try it.

midwest mama said...

Oooh, I'm definitely going to try these. I love my bread machine for rolls---it does all the work kneading the dough, leaving me to so the fun part;-)

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