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Chewy Cheese Kulcha

Chewy Cheese Kulcha

ServE this for your children's snack.

Ingredients: 8 pieces

Bread (strong) flour
150 g
Cake flour
90 g
Instant dry yeast
1 teaspoon
Sugar
4 teaspoons
Salt
a scant 1 teaspoon
Vegetable oil
8 teaspoons
Water
120~140 ml
Sliced cheese (melting type)
8 slices
Vegetable oil (for cooking)
as needed

Steps

1. Combine the flour in a bowl. Add the yeast and sugar side by side. Add the salt away from these two ingredients.
2. Pour the water over the yeast, then mix together with a wooden spatula. When it is no longer powdery, add the 8 teaspoons of vegetable oil and mix well.
3. Place the dough from Step 2 onto the table and knead well.
4. Once the dough comes together, form into a ball and place into a bowl with the seams down.
5. Wrap with plastic wrap, then let sit at 40℃ for 25~35 minutes for the first rising.
6. Punch down the dough, then divide into 8 pieces. Shape into balls, then top with a moistened and tightly wrung out kitchen towel. Let rest for 5 minutes.
7. With the seam side down, shape the balls into 8 cm diameter discs. Top with cheese, then wrap it up, sealing the seams.
8. Press the balls from Step 7 down lightly to your desired thickness.
9. Grease a frying pan with oil and arrange the balls into the pan, seam side down. Cover with a lid and let sit at room temperature for 5~10 minutes for the second rising.
10. They're ready when they have expanded a bit like this. Heat the frying pan over medium-high heat, then cook until browned and fragrant, then flip.
11. Cook the other side in the same way (4~5 minutes over medium-high, flip over, and cook for another 4~5 minutes on medium).
12. Once cooked, it's done.
13. It's great with curry!

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a variation on a recipe I learned at a cooking class. It's also great as a children's snack.