Friday, April 5, 2013

say cheese

I picked up three Red Lady papayas 
in the produce section of our local supermarket 
and carried them to the station where items being purchased are weighed and labelled.  

As I waited, I noticed a young store employee standing next to my cart,
which I had left behind at the papaya display.  
He was peering with curiosity at the items inside.  

By the time I returned, I found him holding the small block of mozzarella that I'd chosen,
reading the label to figure out what this mysterious American planned to purchase.  

I smiled at him, 
and he smiled at me as he placed the block of cheese back in my cart, 
probably wondering what in the world I'd do with such strange food. 

“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
-G.K. Chesterton 

Delectable Cheese Rolls:

Roll out 1/2 of the bread dough from this recipe for Yeasty Once-Rising Rolls as if making cinnamon rolls.
Spread lightly with softened butter.
Top with :
              a dusting of Parmesan,
              a scattering of grated Mozzarella,
              a sprinkling of powdered garlic,
              and a few dashes of Italian seasoning.

Roll it all up, and cut it just like you would for cinnamon rolls.
Rise for 1/2 - 1 hour on a greased cookie sheet, or in a 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until golden on the top.
Serve with salad for lunch or with spaghetti for dinner,
and top it all off with one of those Red Lady papayas for dessert.  


Kay @ The Church Cook said...

Just made 180 mini rolls using your recipe for Bamboo Farm event tonight! The best bread recipe, EVER! Cheesy bread sounds so good! :)

OliveTree said...

Wow, this does sound wonderful! I've made this with Turkish white cheese, and parsley and dill!

us5 said...

yum! i'll bet they were delicious, Kay, stuffed with good things. :) you have a way of taking food to another level...

us5 said...

i've never had Turkish white cheese! cheese is not a favorite Filipino food, so the pickings are pretty slim in these parts. ;)

Bonnie said...

I always find it amusing when cashiers stop to read the labels on products that we buy. I haven't had someone pick something out of my cart before!

Grocery Shopping - More Fun in the Philippines!

us5 said...

:grin: yes, we've had up to 5 employees helping to check us out at once, all getting a great laugh out of what we're buying!

more fun in the Philippines! :)