I love this recipe. I discovered it a few years ago and it's crazy how easy it is. The end product is delicious and so soft. Those rolls are just perfect with any meal or just as is, for a little snack. Once the basic part has been done, you can easily add any kind of cheese and topping you want to it.
First thing to do is to boil the milk. The sooner you do it, the better it is since you need to bring back it to room temperature to be able to mix it with the other ingredients. I usually put it straight in the freezer so it takes less time to cool down. While doing this step, put your yeast in hot water to activate it.
Mix your eggs and sugar together. Once the yeast mixture is fully activated and your milk mixture is cool, pour both in the bowl with the egg mixture and keep whisking. For the flour, make sure you only put 1 cup at a time. Keep mixing and knead with your hands. Form a ball and let rise for about an hour.
Next step is to form your ''cheese balls''. Form balls the size of a Ping-pong ball, wrapping the bread around cheese dices. Put 3 balls per whole in your muffin tray. If you do only 2 bigger ones, make sure you bake it a little bit longer. Brush it with melted butter, sprinkle salt and whatever spice or herb you want on top. Recommended is chives (once they are baked), parsley and grated cheese. Let the rolls rise for another hour.
Once they are ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350°F. Now.. I really love butter so I always add a little bit more melted butter right before baking the rolls, but that's just me. Cook for 15 minutes and remove from tray. If you want to add chives, now is the time. If you put them before you bake the rolls, chances are they will burn. Brush a little bit more butter on top for them to stick and Voilà! You've got your delicious and fresh pull-apart rolls. Easy to share and even easier to eat!
4 ½ cups white flour
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. yeast
¼ cup hot water
1 cup milk
½ cup butter
½ cup melted butter
1 ½ cup cheddar cheese, diced (Or the cheese of your choice)
Salt for topping
1. In a small pot, bring milk to a simmer, add butter and salt. Let cool in the refrigerator until room temperature.
2. In another bowl, put yeast in hot water.
3. In a big bowl, whisk the eggs, add sugar and continue whisking. Add the cool milk mixture and yeast to the eggs mixture.
4. Add flour, 1 cup at a time while stirring.
5. Cover the dough and let rise for about an hour.
6. Form little balls with diced cheese in it. Put 3 balls in each wholes of a muffin tray. Brush with melted butter and top with salt. Let rise for another hour.
7. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook for 15 minutes, remove from tray, top with chives if desired and let cool.
You think I'm lying? Go ahead, try that banana and nuts bread recipe and tell me about it. I don't like to brag but, every time I bake one, it is gone within 3 days. But before you start, you gotta know that to make the perfect loaf, you need to choose and prepare your ingredients with love! Make sure you put all dairy products on the counter few hours before baking: you want them to be room temperature. For the bananas, the blackest the better. I always freeze and de-freeze mines, it makes that little extra juice in the mix and it's just what it needs. I do not sift my flour (I should but I guess I'm lazy), but I do level it and this is not to skip. So I think you are now ready to bake!
Get all of your ingredients ready hours in advance. For the nuts, it is totally up to you if you want to put some on and in, just on or not at all. I usually put a bunch of chopped pecans on top and some in the bread to add that little crunch. Walnuts and pecans would be the best nuts to add to this recipe.
Lazy lady pro tip: use the smaller bowl to put dry ingredients, so you only have to use one big bowl really (just wipe the flour off the small bowl.. shhh). Mix your egg and sugar in the big one, then add the rest of the ingredients in that same bowl.
Your mix should look like this. I always put milk last just in case the consistency isn't right so I can easily adjust it. This is the part where you want to add the nuts in your mixture.
Grease a pan with butter or oil, put nuts on top if desired and cook for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when sticked in the middle of the loaf. Make sure you place the pan on a low rack in your oven.
2 Cups flour
1 Tsp. baking soda
1/4 Tsp. salt
1 Cup light brown sugar
1/4 Cup vegetable or olive oil
1/4 Cup margarine
1 Tbsp. milk
1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract
3 Bananas, mashed
1/2 Cup chopped nuts (Optional)
1. In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. Mix egg, sugar, margarine and oil and stir until well combined.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir well. The mixture will be thick and dry. Add milk, vanilla
and mashed bananas and stir until incorporated.
4. Mix in nuts and pour into a greased loaf pan.
5. Bake at 325°F for approximatively 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when sticked in
the middle of the loaf. Check regularly.