Sourdough-Cheese Rolls

These rolls are delicious with homemade soup. Alternately, you could make two small loaves of bread with this recipe. Enjoy!

1 Tablespoon active dry yeast

4 ¼ to 4 ½ cups unbleached white flour (or half whole wheat)

1 cup sourdough starter (room temperature)

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup butter, softened

1 egg

½ teaspoon baking soda

¾ cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese

2 teaspoons salt

In large mixer bowl soften yeast in ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees). Blend in 2 cups of the flour, sourdough starter, sugar, butter, egg, and 2 teaspoons salt. Beat 3 to 4 minutes with mixer. Add soda to 1 cup of the flour; stir into flour-yeast mixture. Add cheese and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface till smooth (5 to 8 minutes).

Place in greased bowl; turn once. Cover; let rise till double (1 ½ to 2 hours). Punch down. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide into 24 pieces; shape into balls. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise till double (25 to 30 minutes).

Bake at 375 degrees about 20 minutes. Makes 24 rolls.

2 Responses to “Sourdough-Cheese Rolls”

  1. Laura says:

    Mmmm, that sounds delicious!! wish I had sour dough starter

  2. Joyce says:

    Just use one of the starter recipes on this blog. Mrs. Acton made my starter using one or the other of those recipes. I found that it’s really important to stir the starter daily, and to keep it fresh by using it, then adding one cup flour and one cup warm water to “feed” it.