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
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sesame seeds
Italiano seasoning (I use Club House brand)
- Gently beat the egg and milk together. Set aside.
- Make the pizza dough according to instructions. Divide dough into 10-12 small balls.
- Flatten one ball into a 6" patty in diameter.
- 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.
- Place the dough on a prepared baking tray or cookie sheet.
- Repeat Steps 3-5 for the remaining balls of dough.
- Using a pastry brush, apply the egg-milk mixture to the tops of the buns.
- Sprinkle tops with sesame seeds and Italiano seasoning.
- Place in a warm oven and let rise for about 20-30 minutes.
- Remove tray from the oven. Heat oven to 400 F. Then place tray back in the oven.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
- 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!