Rollo de queso-Spicy Bolivian cheesy bread
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Rollo de queso picante – spicy Bolivian bread

October 20, 2017

It´s raining. It´s cooling down. A cup of coffee with a piece of spicy Bolivian bread… mmm… perfect.
This is a Bolivian recipe, and this is how my mom makes it. I was looking at the other recipes online and the difference between the other recipes and this one, is that the dough has some egg whites. I think having that makes the  texture of the bread crumbly and it just melts in your mouth.
For the filling you can use cheese, without the onions and the chili. But I like it better with all the extra yummy stuff. I think onions with bread is a delicious combo and the chili pepper makes me think of fireworks in my mouth; having it with a cup of coffee helps with the heat.
I hope you enjoy it!

bolivian chili pepper, panca

ground bolivian chilli pepper, panca

For this bread I used this “panca” chili. It´s one of the many varieties of chilies Bolivia offers, but you can use whatever kind of chili you have on hand.

sautee onions with chilli peppers

Let´s start dicing and sauteing the onion until it becomes translucent. Turn off the heat and add the chili. Let it cool down while you make the dough.

Rollo de queso picante - spicy Bolivian bread dough

In a big bowl mix all the dry ingredients. In another bowl beat the egg yolks and butter, add it to the flour and mix. Add the milk and mix until combined.

Rollo de queso picante - spicy Bolivian bread dough with egg whites

Rollo de queso picante - spicy Bolivian bread dough

Beat the egg whites until soft peak. Take half of the egg whites and using your hands, mix it into the dough. You´ll have a very sticky dough.

onions, cheese and chilli peppers

Now that the onions have cool down we can add the cheese and the other half of egg whites.

Rollo de queso picante - spicy Bolivian bread dough with cheese and onions

To assemble the rolls you´ll need 3 pieces of greased parchment paper. Divide the dough in 3 portions and with well greased hands stretch the dough into a rectangle. Add the cheese in the middle of each rectangle.

Rollo de queso picante - spicy Bolivian bread dough folded

Rollo de queso picante - spicy Bolivian bread dough folded in quarter

Rollo de queso picante - spicy Bolivian bread dough ready for baking

Using the parchment paper, bring 1/4 of the dough to the middle. Do the same with the other side. Transfer the rolls to a baking sheet.

Rollo de queso picante - spicy Bolivian bread baked

Bake rolls and enjoy them with a cup of coffee!

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I´m sharing this post at Fiesta Friday hosted by Angie and this week cohosts are Petra @ Food Eat Love, Vanitha @ Curry and Vanilla.

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Rollo de queso picante - spicy Bolivian bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Delicious crumbly bread. Cheesy and a little bit spicy. Serve with a cup of coffee.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Bolivian
Servings: 3
Author: Lizet Bowen
Ingredients
Dough:
  • 3-3/4 cups flour 500g
  • 5-1/2 tablespoons sugar 85g
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup butter soften (4oz/113g)
  • 10 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3 egg whites
Filling:
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper or less if you don´t want it too spicy
  • 2 cups shredded cheese 8.8oz/255g
Instructions
  1. Diced and saute the onions with a teaspoon of oil until it becomes translucent; add the chili and set aside to cool down.
  2. In a big bowl mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl beat the butter and egg yolks until creamy. Add it to the flour mixture and mix well. Add the milk and mix until well combined.
  4. In a small bowl beat the egg whites until soft peak. Use half of the egg whites and gently mix it into the dough using your hands. You´ll have a sticky dough.
  5. Now that the onions have cool down, mix in the cheese and the other half of the egg whites.
  6. Cut 3 pieces of parchment paper and spray them with oil. Divide the dough in 3 equal portions, and with well greased hands stretch the dough into a rectangle. Divide the cheese and put it in the middle of each rectangle.
  7. Using the parchment paper, bring 1/4 of the dough to the middle of the rectangle, do the same with the other side. Transfer the rolls with the parchment paper to a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for about 40 minutes at 375°F / 190°C. Wait about 10 minutes before cutting.
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  1. Hola Lizet. En primer lugar, felicitarte por la nueva cara de tu blog, se ve muy lindo con esta nueva plantilla!!
    Me gusta mucho conocer la comida tradicional de los países hermanos, tu pan se ve muy bueno con ese relleno, en principio pensé que era dulce, pero ya veo que el relleno lleva hasta picante, luce fenomenal!! Yo le pondría poquito picante o quizás paprika porque no soy muy dada a lo picante.
    Un abrazo!!
  2. Gracias Angélica. Siempre muy amorosa. Todavía no estoy muy contenta con el Blog. . Esperando unas semanas para cambiarlo definitivamente. Si, el relleno es salado. La masa un poco dulzona. Puedes hacer de queso solamente que también es una delicia. Saludos!

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