These cheese rolls are a wild card on my table. Whether in this individual format or if we bake it in the form of large, round or rectangular bread, it is a soft bread with very fluffy crumbs perfect for any time.

They are very easy to prepare because they have almost no kneading. The ingredients are mixed in a bowl and from there we let them rest by removing the air every half hour and ready.

You can make a big one or make several small ones like me, and they are perfect as is, but also stuffed with a little ham or served with a little hot tomato sauce as an appetizer. Either way you're going to love them. Do not resist and come with me to make the recipe


For the muffins

  • 650 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon and a half baker's dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 50 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon and a half sugar
  • 320 g water
  • 70 g grated grana padano cheese

For garlic butter

  • 90 g butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • a pinch of salt

For decorating the cake

  • 40 g grated grana padano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • garlic butter


In a bowl put 1/2 cup of warm water with the yeast and a pinch of sugar and wait 5 minutes.

In a large bowl put the rest of the water, the yeast mixture, the flour, the extra virgin olive oil, the rest of the sugar and salt and mix. Knead for about 5 minutes until the dough is detached from the hands or the bowl of the blender (we can do it by hand or with the help of an electric mixer).

Cover the bowl with a shower cap or a rag, and let stand for half an hour. Take out of the bowl, knead just to get all the air out and cover again. Let stand another half hour and in the same bowl and with the help of the knuckles, squeeze to remove all the air. We form a ball with the dough and let stand again for another half hour.

Once we have done this three times, let stand until the volume doubles (approximately one hour will be enough). We can also let it sit overnight in the fridge. In this case the next morning we take it out of the fridge and wait an hour.

While preparing the garlic butter melting the butter. Crush the garlic clove and finely chop the basil. Mix everything and set aside.

Once the dough has rested we take it to a floured surface and remove the air.

Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Divide the dough in two forming a curl with each part. And each of the curls we divide them into 10 pieces Each piece we extend it forming a curl of about 2cm thick that we will roll making a knot and rolling rolling the ends on the dough until we have a round bun.

You can also simply form balls by making round rolls. And you can also make them larger by dividing the dough into 10 instead of 20 pieces, or forming 3 large loaves.

We put a baking paper on a baking sheet and place it on top and continue with the challenge of pieces of dough until we have all the buns formed.

Paint them with garlic butter and bake for about 16-18 minutes until golden brown. The time will depend on the size of your buns and your oven.

Take out of the oven and repaint generously with the butter. Sprinkle with grated cheese and chopped basil leaves on top.

Tips and Tricks

  • Serve as rolls at lunch or as an appetizer as a complement to a cheese board or sausages.
  • You can freeze them before bakingYyY can freeze them once baked and give them a heat stroke before serving
  • replace basil with oregano, rosemary or your favorite aromatic herb
  • Preparation time: 2 hours and a half
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Servings: 20 buns

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