Cheese stuffed bread rolls

Cheese stuffed bread rolls

I have spent the past few months on the most delicious projects that includes a fair amount of labour over bread. Most of you know my weakness of bread – I could easily live my entire life on coffee and toast (with some chocolate + cheese), but actually baking bread hasn’t been my forte. But that has changed in the past few months. I’ve delved into the world of baking bread, churning out loafs, focaccia, and currently I’m neck-deep in croissant dough – a small feedback – pay double for your croissant and be very kind to any croissant baker – they deserve all the love in the world.

Now, this is something that’s pure gold in my dictionary – a delicious bread – stuffed with Amul cheese + a smear of chili garlic sauce. Classic, easy, delicious. Dough needs 1 hour of proving, and then another 20 minutes, and bakes for another 20 minutes – all in all, you’re gobbling down delicious buns in less than 3 hours – you see, GOLD!

These bread buns can easily be baked plain as dinner rolls on their own, or stuffed with leftover aloo paratha filling, paneer, veggies, etc etc… you get the gist! The bread rolls on their own are vegan – simply use a bit of coconut oil and sugar to brush on top instead of milk.


The Recipe
Serves NEEDS 3 HOURS | Makes: 16 mini buns


  • BUNS:
  • 310g flour (maida)
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp castor sugar
  • 1 cup water lukewarm
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • extra – flour for dusting
  • extra – oil for greasing
  • to brush:
  • 2 tbsp milk (coconut oil + sugar for vegan substitute)
  • black sesame seeds
  • Filling:
  • 16 cubes of cheese
  • ¼ cup chili sauce


  • Whisk the flour, salt, yeast and sugar
  • Pour the warm water slowly to make a dough
  • Dough should be soft and smooth
  • Stretch the dough and knead
  • Then massage oil into the dough
  • Total kneading: 10 minutes
  • Shape into ball and prove for 1 hour
  • Then knock back the dough and knead for 1 minute
  • Shape into ball and divide into 16 equal balls
  • Flatten each out into round shape
  • Place some chili sauce and cube of cheese
  • Pack into ball, fastening the edges
  • Place into a greased tray
  • Proof for 20-25 minutes
  • Then brush with milk and sprinkle black sesame seeds
  • Bake in oven 175C for 25 minutes
  • Allow to cool completely before packing on a rack

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