Hurry-up cheese buns

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Dry yeast
2 cups All-purpose flour; divided
5 ounces Sharp process cheese spread
½ cup Water
¼ cup Shortening
2 tablespoons Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
1 Egg; beaten

Combine yeast and 1 cup flour in a medium mixing bowl; set aside. Combine cheese spread, water, shortening, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan; heat to 105° to 115°F, stirring constantly. Add cheese mixture and egg to yeast mixture; beat ½ minute at low speed of an electric mixer, scraping sides of bowl. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 1 to 2 minutes.

Shape dough into 12 balls. Place in well greased muffin pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1½ hours or until doubled in bulk. Bake at 350° for 15 to 18 minutes.

Yield: 1 dozen.

Cheesy Onion Buns: Add 2 tablespoons minced onion with egg.

Busted by Gail Shermeyer <4paws@...> Recipe by: The Southern Living Cookbook, 1987, 8487-0709-5 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Gail Shermeyer <4paws@...> on Apr 13, 1998

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