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

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

  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.

  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?

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

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

  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

  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

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

  9. These sound AWESOME!!! I'm going to make some and soon! Perfect companion to a bowl of tomato soup!


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