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Mediterranean Cheese Stuffed Bread Rolls

Mediterranean Cheese Filled Bread Rolls

Up your dinner game with these easy Mediterranean cheese filled bread roll. This recipe uses a herbed Baladi cheese filling to bring the ultimate buttery-salt-sweet side dish to your dinner table.

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Cheese Filled Bread Rolls, Cheese Stuffed Bread Rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12



  • 512 grams (4 cups) plain flour
  • 1-2 cups water, as needed
  • 86 grams (about 3/4 cup) powdered milk, two small handfuls
  • 1/3 cup (30mL) flavourless oil, vegetable, sunflower, etc.
  • 1 ½ tbsp (18 grams) instant yeast
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Baladi Cheese Filling

  • 300 g Baladi Cheese
  • 3 tbsp parsley, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp dried mint flakes
  • 1 tsp olive oil, optional


  • 1 egg lightly beaten, optional
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, optional


  1. Combine the flour, salt, sugar, milk powder and instant yeast in a large bowl.

  2. Make a well in the centre and add 1 cup water and oil. Combine, adding more water until a slightly sticky dough comes together. Usually 1 ½ cups are enough.

  3. Knead with a dough hook (or by hand) until the dough is smooth, soft and elastic. About 7 minutes.

  4. Oil lightly and allow to rise, covered, for 1 hour.

  5. Meanwhile make the filling by finely dicing the Baladi cheese (or grate it if you prefer).

    Add to it the parsley, black sesame, dried mint flakes, and oil if using. Set aside.

  6. Split the dough into 12 equal segments. Roll into a ball and flatten slightly.

  7. Place a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture in the centre and pinch dough together to form a ball. Roll between your palms to smooth out the surface. Repeat for remaining dough.

  8. Arrange stuffed buns in a greased baking tray, about a centimetre (1/2 inch) apart.

    Brush buns with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

    Allow to rise a second time, covered, for another 30 mins.

  9. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F (180°C / 350°F fan). Bake buns on the middle rack until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Note: bake for an extra few minutes if using ceramic/glass bakeware.

    Serve warm.