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Filipino Cheese Bread 1

Filipino Cheese Bread

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 30 pcs 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino


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.


Units Scale


  • 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

Cheese Coating

  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into small cubes, room temperature


  1. In a bowl combine together active dry yeast, warm water and sugar. Place in a warm location then set it aside for 10 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the butter, milk, egg, 3/4 cup sugar and salt then whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour in the yeast mixture.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Place prepared piece in a baking paper lined baking tray then repeat the procedure with the remaining dough.
  9. 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.
  10. Bake in a 150C preheated oven for 15 minutes or until slightly golden in colour.