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Italian Cheese Sesame Rolls

 Italian Cheese Sesame Rolls
These rolls are my family's favorite. Everyone from our children to our great-grandchildren dig right in when I put these goodies on the table.
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl,
  • combine 3-1/2 cups flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until
  • crumbly. Combine egg and warm milk; add to the crumb mixture. Stir
  • in yeast mixture. Beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to
  • form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 5-7 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease

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Italian Cheese Sesame Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
  • half. Roll each portion into a 12-in. circle. Spread with butter;
  • sprinkle with garlic powder and cheese. Cut each into 12 wedges.
  • Roll up wedges from a wide end and place point side down on greased
  • baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg and water. Brush over dough. Sprinkle with
  • sesame seeds. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled,
  • about 40 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to
  • wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 132 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.