Monday, April 29, 2013

Homemade Cheese-Filled Buns

I've always found breadmaking daunting.  I didn't grow up in a household in which we made homemade breads.  Roti was our staple "bread".  So, I didn't know where to start.  I tried a few recipes before but they always came out too hard or dense.  I wanted a recipe which produced thin crispy outsides and tender fluffy insides.  Was that too much to ask?  After I made the pizzas last week, a small ball of dough remained with some shredded marble cheese.  So, I decided to give it a shot, one last time...and come up with these cheese-filled buns.  They actually came out really nice!

Here's the recipe:

Homemade Cheese-Filled Buns
Makes 10-12 buns

1 batch    Honey Pizza Dough
1 cup       shredded marble cheese
1              egg
1/4 cup    milk
1/4 cup    sesame seeds
                Italiano seasoning (I use Club House brand)

  1. Gently beat the egg and milk together.  Set aside.
  2. Make the pizza dough according to instructions.  Divide dough into 10-12 small balls.
  3. Flatten one ball into a 6" patty in diameter.  
  4. Place about 2 Tbsp of cheese in the centre of the dough and fold the cheese in so that the ends of the dough are tucked in at the bottom.  
  5. Place the dough on a prepared baking tray or cookie sheet.  
  6. Repeat Steps 3-5 for the remaining balls of dough.
  7. Using a pastry brush, apply the egg-milk mixture to the tops of the buns.  
  8. Sprinkle tops with sesame seeds and Italiano seasoning.
  9. Place in a warm oven and let rise for about 20-30 minutes.
  10. Remove tray from the oven.  Heat oven to 400 F.  Then place tray back in the oven.
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  12. Enjoy while hot!  
Variation:  You can substitute the cheese with any kind you like!  I would definitely like to try feta next time.  Also, you can add some finely diced jalapeno peppers or olives to the cheese mixture for added flavour.  YUM! 


  1. I used to have a lot of trouble with yeast before until I realized my problem was that what I thought was warm water was really cold water :) I had to buy a thermometer to figure out just how hot the water should be.....These cheese buns sound really yummy! Perfect for lunch boxes!

  2. I agree. I used to make the water too cold which wouldn't work...and then other times, I would make it too hot and I think it would kill the yeast! took me some time to finally figure out what "warm" meant. It was the same case for how warm the oven should be while the dough was rising!