Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cheese Bread

Today I want to share a bread recipe which is filled with cheese. It is a common street food in Turkey, especially consumed in the mornings for breakfast.


For the dough

  • 4-5 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of warm milk
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 1 and 1/2 dessertspoons dry yeast
  • 1 and 1/2 dessertspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Sesame
  • Black seeds

For the fill

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of mozzarella or feta cheese
  • Parsley


To prepare the dough take a small bowl,  mix sugar, warm milk and dry yeast  in it and wait until it rises. Then take the mixture into a large bowl, add yogurt, oil, butter, salt and one egg. Separate the yolk and white of other egg and add just the white to the mixture. See below.

Knead them all together. I prefer to use butter in room temperature, but if it is too hard you can melt it in a sauce pan before adding to the bowl. After all ingredients mixed well, add flour little by little, until it becomes soft like earlobe. I add 5 cups, but it depends on how much ingredients you have used. 

In a small bowl mix chopped parsley and grated cheese. 
 I have used hard cheese (queso para frijoles, I bought it from Latin American market)  and feta cheese, but you can use any kind of crumbled or grated cheese. Take small piece from the dough and put some cheese in it, then close and make it like ball. See below.

With the back side of a fork, press on the surface of breads lightly. 

Then, with the help of a brush apply the yolk that you separated before on the surface and put some sesame and black seeds.Put the breads not too close to each other, as they will rise eventually. 

Wait about 1,5 hours before you bake it. Preheat oven to 350 F and bake it about 30-40 minutes.


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