Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Cheese rolls

Cheese Rolls: Carole's Chatter

These humble Cheese Rolls are a South Island, New Zealand classic.  I made a large batch – and only baked up a few and popped the rest into the freezer – they can be pulled out whenever you want a quick snack or lunch.

What you will need:

2 loaves of white sandwich bread – yes, it has to be thin cut white bread
1 can of reduced cream
1 packet of onion soup mix (powdered)
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 tsp mustard (I used Hot English and a bit more)
Lots of white ground pepper
300g of grated cheese (I used some pizza cheese and parmesan – but cheddar would be even better)

You just mix up the ingredients (excluding the bread)

Then you cut the crusts off your bread – there is a school of thought that says the crusts should be left on – over to you.

You butter each slice of bread well with softened butter – I do recommend butter rather than any other sort of spread – it bakes up better.

Then you spread  a dessert spoon of the mix onto the unbuttered side of each piece of bread until it covers 2/3rds of it – don't put more than this on cos it'll ooze out of the rolls when they are baked.  And don't put less because the rolls will be a bit dry and boring.

Bake in a moderate to high oven for 15 or 20 minutes, or, as they say, until golden brown.


Remember if you are freezing some for later to do it before baking!

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9 comments:

  1. Cheese rolls -- interesting to learn about them :).

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  2. Oh this is new to me too! I'll have to give them a try. Love that you can freeze them.

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  3. This is a new one for me, too, but they sure do look delicious! Great idea to make a big batch for the freezer and then bake a few at a time.

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  4. New to me, too, but they sound great! Must try them!.. ...but here, in Canada, we don't have tinned reduced cream.....except for sweetened condensed milk, but I doubt that's equivalent. :( I wonder what else would work?

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    1. Maybe skim evaporated milk? or light cream? I'm not sure but that's what I would try.

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  5. Nice to be able to freeze them and then have them on hand.

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  6. These look delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. These sound intriguing and delicious. I need to give them a try! Would love for you to come over and share at my linky party that is happening now http://mommyondemand.com/create-bake-9/

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  8. How interesting. It sounds like something that wouldn't last long at our house!

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