Rollo de Queso (Cheese Roll)

I love this cheesy bread!  You can eat it cold or warm.  For snacks or with soups. They are just so good!   Rollos de Queso or Cheese rolls are a Bolivian traditional bread.  Googling for the recipe, I realized that Bolivia is one of the only Latin American countries that makes Rollos de Queso!   That is a good reason to share this fast, easy and kid friendly recipe with my readers.

The size of the roll depends on your choice, I prefer them narrower and cheese.  With four little ones narrower are more fun and can last longer. However they are people that like them wider.

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Ingredients for 2 Wide Cheese Rolls (or five narrower rolls).-

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 Tbsp crisco

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1/2 cup warm milk

2 cups of cheese, I like to use, Mozarella, Muinster cheese or Mexican cheese.

2 egg whites (beaten)

3 egg yolks (2 for the mix and one to brush the rollos before baking them)

Procedure

Mix flour, baking soda and Crisco, I use a pastry blender to make the mix an even consistency.  I keep mixing it until it looks like sand.  To the mix I add salt.

Mix yolks and sugar, add milk slowly and add to the first mix until it becomes a soft dough.  Divide the dough in two and let it rest.

Meanwhile, set the oven to 350 F and prepare baking sheets (oil and flour).

Until oven is heating up mix beaten whites with grated cheese.

Roll the dough until it is thin enough to be rolled, not too thin. I like to get a rectangular shape flat dough, so it is easy to fold once the cheese is in the middle.

My rolls came out pretty funny looking, but my five year old assistant was very proud of her very own Bolivian Cheese Rolls.

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Spread half of the cheese mix on the flat dough, fold the other half of the dough on top of the cheese and seal the ends. Place the roll on greased and floured baking pans, brush the face rolls with the beaten yolk you did not use before, and the Rolls are ready to bake!

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Bake for 25 minutes, you can always tell that the bread is ready because of the yummy smell. Slice the roll and enjoy it!

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