Quick Brazilian Cheese Rolls

20 01 2012

There was a restaurant in Utah that we enjoyed going to, it was a Brazilian place that served meat and veggies that had been cooked on skewers. Once of the things my husband enjoyed most was these Brazilian cheese rolls that they served. They were very light and full of lots of cheese flavor. As I was cruising through a favorite blog of mine Our Best Bites I found a recipe that claimed to be the best and very similar to these rolls that we liked so much. I knew that I had to give these a try!

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The only problem that I had was they were very specific that you had to use Tapioca flour and it could not be substituted with anything else. Well this became a problem for me since I live in a little town with only a Wal-Mart. I looked all over my local store hoping that they had Tapioca flour and finally I had to resort to the internet. Luckily I found it and waited for it to arrive. These were super simple to make and tasted just like the Brazilian Cheese rolls from a favorite restaurant of ours. Defiantly give it a try!

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Quick Brazilian Cheese Rolls

~ 1 egg

~ 1/2 cup milk

~ 1/4 cup oil

~ 1 cup Tapioca Flour (sometimes labeled tapioca starch) no substitutions

~ 1/2 tsp. salt

~ 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese, medium or sharp

~ 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with non stick spray.

2. Place egg, milk, oil, tapioca flour, and salt in blender and blend until smooth. Add cheeses and pulse 2 times. Immediately pour batter into mini muffin tin, filling each about 3/4 full. If desired, sprinkle a bit of Parmesan cheese on top and a tiny sprinkle of salt.

3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before removing rolls from pan. Serve warm. These don’t reheat well so eating fresh is best!

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Quick Brazilian Cheese Rolls





Fresh Herb, Cheddar and Garlic Rolls

14 06 2011

I love savory type rolls. These are a great blend of chives and cheddar but you can also use any kind of herbs or cheese to create your own rolls. The best part about this recipe was that while it uses yeast you don’t have to knead the dough or even let it rise for very long which makes this easy to make.

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Fresh Herb, Cheddar and Garlic Rolls

~ 3/4 cup warm water, 105-115 degrees so that it can activate the yeast

~ 1/4 cup sugar

~ 1 envelope active dry yeast

~ 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature

~ 1 stick cold butter

~ 3 cups all-purpose flour

~ 4 tsp. baking powder

~ 1 tsp. salt

~ 3/4 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese

~ 1/3 cup finely chopped chives

~ 1 egg, lightly beaten

~ 1 Tbsp. melted butter

~ 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

~ 1 Tbsp. parsley, finely chopped

1. Combine yeast, sugar and water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes or until foamy and bubbly. Add buttermilk and egg to yeast mixture.

2. Place flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl and mix together. Work butter in with fingers or pastry cutter until mixture looks like coarse meal. Add liquid ingredients, cheese, and chives. Mix until just blended.

3. Spray 1 muffin pan generously with cooking spray. Fill until almost full with dough. Let dough sit in a warm place for about 20-25 minutes. (I sat mine on the oven while it preheated.)

4. Preheat oven to 400o F. Place rolls in oven and immediately reduce heat to 350o F. Bake until golden, about 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to cooling rack. Mix melted butter, garlic and parsley and brush over warm rolls.

*These rolls freeze well. Bake them for about 4-5 minutes, let them cool and then freeze. To serve, simply unthaw and bake at 3500 F for about 5-7 minutes yielding perfectly fresh dinner rolls.

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Homemade Cinnamon Bread

20 04 2011

Since my homemade pizza dough went well it made me feel great about making homemade bread and dough. So much so that I thought I would give it another try and make The Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Cinnamon Bread. My husband immediately began thinking about making French Toast with it. I was happy with just toasting it and smearing it with some butter. What every you do with it it will be amazing because the bread is full of cinnamon.

Start off by melting the butter with the milk on the stove. Heat until very warm but don’t boil. I used my candy thermometer and heated it between 110o – 115o F. This way I knew that it wasn’t to hot to kill the yeast and not to cold that the yeast wouldn’t be activated. Once the butter is melted sprinkle in the yeast and stir gently. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl mix your sugar and eggs together until combined. Pour in milk and yeast mixture and mix until combined. Add the flour and salt and mix until combined. Then you need to knead the dough for about 10 minutes. If you dough is too sticky add 1/4 cup more flour.

Heat a metal or glass mixing bowl so it is warm and drizzle with a little canola oil. Toss the dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm place for at least 2 hours. I sat mine next to the oven and turned the oven on so that it would keep it warm. It should double in size after 2 hours.

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Turn the dough out onto the work surface. Roll into a rectangle now wider than the loaf pan you are going to use. Smear with 2 Tbsp. melted butter. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and then sprinkle evenly over the dough.

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Starting at the far end roll dough keeping it tight and contained. Pinch seam to seal. Smear loaf pan with softened butter. Place dough, seam side down, in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours.

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Preheat oven to 350o F. Mix a little egg with milk and smear over the top. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool. Once cool enjoy plain, toasted, as French Toast. The possibilities are endless.

Homemade Cinnamon Bread

~ 1 cup milk

~ 6 Tbsp. Butter

~ 2 1/2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast

~ 2 eggs

~ 1/3 cup sugar

~ 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

~ 1 tsp. salt

~ 1/3 cup sugar

~ 2 Tbsp. Cinnamon

~ egg and milk, mixed together, for brushing

1. Melt butter with milk. Heat until very warm but do not boil. Allow to cool until still warm to the touch. Sprinkle yeast over the top and stir gently. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl mix sugar and eggs until combined. Pour in milk and yeast mixture and mix until combined. Add the flour and salt and mix until combined. Knead dough for 10 minutes. If your dough is to sticky add 1/4 cup more flour.

3. Heat a metal or glass mixing bowl so it is warm. Drizzle with a bit of canola oil then add the dough. Cover bowl in plastic wrap and set it in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

4. Turn dough out onto your work surface. Roll into a  rectangle no wider than the loaf pan you are going to use and about 18 to 24 inches long. Smear with 2 Tbsp. melted butter. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and the sprinkle evenly over the dough. Starting at one end roll the dough up keeping it tight and contained. Pinch seam to seal. Smear loaf pan with butter and then place dough seam side down in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours.

5. Preheat oven to 350o F. Mix a little egg with milk and smear over the top. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool.

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