Filipino Cheese Bread is a Filipino type of bread prepared with flour, milk, butter and eggs coated with a creamy, sweet and savoury Cheese soft streusel.
- 3 1/2 cups high grade flour
- 1/2 cup potato flakes
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup sugar + 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- In a bowl combine together active dry yeast, warm water and sugar. Place in a warm location then set it aside for 10 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl add the butter, milk, 3/4 cup sugar and salt then whisk until well combined.
- Pour in the yeast mixture.
- Gradually add the flour and potato flakes, if you are using a tabletop mixer change to the kneading hook and knead for 10 minutes. Otherwise, once the mixture can be formed to a ball, place it in a floured surface then knead it by hand for 10 minutes.
- Place dough in a non-stick or greased bowl, cover with damp cloth then let it rise for an hour or until it doubled in size.
- Prepare your cheese coating, in a large bowl combine all cheese coating ingredients, mix with a spatula until it resembles rough crumbles. Set it aside.
- Get your dough then cut it into 3 equal portions. Roll each portion into a long log then cut them into 7-10 pieces (7 if you want larger cheese bread and 10 for smaller size), roll each piece to form a small bowl then roll it in the cheese coating mixture, pressing gently the mixture so it sticks with the dough. It should be generously coated with the cheese coating.
- Place prepared piece in a baking paper lined baking tray then repeat the procedure with the remaining dough.
- Leave the baking trays with the bread in a warm location then let it rise again for 30 minutes or until it is 1 1/2 of the original size, do not let it rise too much.
- Bake in a 150C preheated oven for 15 minutes or until slightly golden in colour.