Making your own bread is intimidating. I get it. There’s the yeast, then the kneading and then the resting. All before you have to even bake the bread. It can all just be a bit too much, can’t it?
A couple of years ago I discovered a no knead method for making bread and since then, life hasn’t been the same. An amazing thing happens when you combine flour, water, salt and yeast. Especially when you combine those four things and do not knead them. What you get is incredibly soft and fluffy bread that is worlds apart from the stuff you buy at a shop.
This recipe for no knead cheese and bacon rolls will only require about 10 minutes of actual work. You can even rest the formed rolls in the fridge overnight and bake them first thing in the morning for a perfect addition to school lunch boxes. Kids LOVE cheese and bacon rolls and who can blame them? Wait until they try your outta-this-world homemade version. A lifelong love affair is about to begin…
No Knead Cheese and Bacon Rolls
No Knead Cheese and Bacon Rolls Recipe
Cheese and bacon rolls are an all-time kid favourite, but expensive to buy. So, make your own!
- plain flour: 1 ¾ to 2 cups
- lukewarm water: 1 cup (250mL)
- salt: 2 ½ teaspoons
- instant yeast: 2 ½ teaspoons
- diced bacon: 100 grams (approximately 1 middle rasher)
- grated tasty cheese: 100 grams
Step 1: Place the water, salt and yeast in a large bowl and stir to combine. Step 2: Add 1 cup of the flour and mix until well combined. Step 3: Add ¾ cup of remaining flour and incorporate into dough. At this stage you may require the remaining ¼ cup of flour if your dough is very sticky. You are after a slightly sticky but well formed dough. Step 4: Allow the dough to rest for 1- 2 hours, or until it has doubled in size. Step 5: Gently turn out the dough onto a floured surface and bring together to form a log. Divide the log into 6 equal portions.
Step 6: Shape each portion into a smooth ball and place on a lined baking tray, 2cm apart. Allow to rest for 1 hour or 6-8 hours in the refrigerator. Step 7: Preheat the oven to 200°C and top the rolls with the cheese, then the bacon.
Step 8: Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool before eating or packing into the lunch box.
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Images: Erin Pracy