Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jalapeno Cheese Rolls

To inaugurate my new Viking 7 qt. 1000 watt stand mixer (yahoo!!) I made some bread from Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen. The mixer handled this 3 loaf recipe with ease. The bread is fantastically delicious. The recipe makes nice rolls too. I made 2 loaves and a few rolls from the recipe below.

The next time, and there will be a next time, I'll make all rolls. I loved the soft outsides of the rolls once pulled apart. At 3/4 c of peppers it sounds like it might be scaldingly hot, but it is a nice balance against all the added fat of the shredded cheddar.

~ 8 c A.P. flour
1 lb. grated cheddar cheese
3/4 c minced jalapenos
1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 t salt
2 c warm water
3 pkg dry yeast
2 T + 2 T lard or veg. oil

Mix flour, cheese, peppers, 7 T of the sugar and salt. Proof yeast in water with 1 T sugar. Add lard to liquid. Add liquid to flour and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Let rise covered in an oiled bowl until doubled. Punch down the dough. Divide into 3 loaves and put into greased pans, or take about 1 1/2 inch pieces and roll into balls and fit into greased 9 x 13 pan. Proof loaves and rolls until they are almost doubled again. Bake at 325 for about an hour.

Happy baking!


Chelle said...

These sound so great! And I am TOTALLY jealous of your mixer... 7 qt and 1000 watts?! Whoa mama!

Robb said...

I'm having mixer envy....

Anonymous said...

Your mixer is awesome. Though the rolls aren't. Very bland.