The favourite of victor Katniss Everdeen, the cheese buns from Mellark Bakery saw a spike in sales after the conclusion of the 74th Hunger Games. Soft rolls studded with bits of melted goat cheese and topped with more of the same, they are equally delicious as sandwich bread or on their own. Because they require minimal kneading, it is easy for the Mellark Bakery to keep up with the now high demand.
By August 10, 2013Published:
- Yield: 9
- Prep: 2 hrs 30 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Ready In: 3 hrs 0 min
The favourite of victor Katniss Everdeen, the cheese buns from Mellark Bakery saw a spike in sales after the conclusion of the 74th …
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 package dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- Pour warm water into a bowl, then add yeast. Let it sit until the yeast is foamy: this will take about five minutes.
- Add the melted butter, sugar, salt, and egg, whisking to combine.
- Flour the goat cheese lightly.
- Add flour and goat cheese, alternating a little at a time until a dough forms. It will be sticky. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for an hour. During this time, it should double in bulk.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface and punch out any excess gas. Roll into a log with floured hands, then cut into 9 equal pieces. Roll into balls, pinching the seam at the bottom.
- Place dough balls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, about 2” apart. Sprinkle tops with additional goat cheese (it may need to be pressed down in the dough a bit to adhere).
- Bake rolls until they are golden-brown and sound like a drum when tapped on the bottom, - 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.