• 4 Cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 Cup warm water
  • 3/4 Cup evaporated milk
  • 2 Teaspoon rapid rise yeast
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 Cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 Large eggs

Sweet soft bread, topped with melted butter and grated cheese. Made up of  dough that is  rolled and twisted into a coil, and  baked until golden brown.

Directions :

  • Dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon of sugar in 3/4 cup of warm water. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, pour all-purpose flour, remaining sugar and salt.
  • Mix all dry ingredients until incorporated.
  • Add the dissolved yeast, eggs, evaporated milk and vegetable shortening.
  • Mix everything thoroughly, until well blended.
  • Knead until dough is smooth and elastic and shape into ball.
  • Transfer the dough in a greased bowl and cover with damp cloth and let rise again until double in size.
  • Punch dough and divide equally into 4  pieces, roll out each piece  into a log.
  • Cut into small pieces and roll thinly into 4 X 2  inch rectangles.
  • Brush surfaces with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Roll into long rods and twirl into shape.
  • Place each piece in a ensaymada muffin moulder. Let it rise until doubles in size.
  • Bake at 350 F for about 10 to 15 minute or until light golden brown.
  • Cool and brush with melted butter. Top with grated cheese.

Cooking Tips :

  1. In resting the dough, always cover with damp cloth to avoid dryness. 
  2. After resting the dough, the result will be so sticky. After dividing into 4 equal sizes, dust with flour until good enough to roll, do not over flour.
  3. Sprinkle sugar before adding grated cheese.
  4. Butter and margarine are substitute for vegetable shortening.

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