A Tradition in Family Baking

Cottage Cheese Sweet Rolls

Cottage Cheese Sweet Rolls
The cottage cheese helps make these sweet rolls soft and fluffy.
Yield: 24 rolls
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup small curd creamed cottage cheese, drained
  • ½ cup soft shortening, part butter or margarine
  • 4½ tsp Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 egg


  • ¾ cup chopped nuts
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  1. Recipe featured at Fake Ginger.

  2. Have water at 110°-115°F and all other ingredients at room temperature.

  3. Measure the first 5 ingredients into a bowl; mix with pastry blender or fork. Dissolve the yeast in water. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes; stir. Add egg and yeast-mixture to flour-mixture; blend. The dough will be a little sticky with cheese bits throughout. Turn onto lightly floured board. Turn over 2 or 3 times to coat with flour. Divide into two parts. Prepare Filling, mixing all ingredients together well.

  4. Roll one part to a 12-inch square and spread half the Filling evenly over the dough. Roll up tightly. Pinch edges of dough into roll, turn to bottom and "tie-off" (see below) into 12 slices. Place in buttered 2-inch muffin cups or in 8-inch round layer pan. Shape rest of dough. Let rise in warm place until doubled...about 1 hour. Bake rolls 15 to 20 minutes in preheated 375°F oven. Remove from pans and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar (optional) while still warm.

  5. To "Tie-Off" dough, take a piece of strong thread, or unflavored dental floss, about 16 inches long, slip under roll of dough and cross on top to cut slices smoothly and quickly.

  6. *You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) Yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast in batter/no knead recipes. When using Instant Yeast, expect your batter/dough to rise about 50% faster. Adjust your rise times accordingly. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use ½ tsp Instant Yeast OR ¾ tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information on baking.

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