What kind of dish is this?
This is a dish from Otago, Southland, New Zealand’s South Island, where cheese-coated bread is rolled and baked.
※ This is difficult for me to express in English.
This dish was created in 1912 by the ingenuity of housewives.
She had many children.
So she sliced the bread thinly, mixed the cheese with the remaining soup and eggs and spread it on the bread.
And She rounded them one by one. To cook all at once.
And it was born.
※ There is another theory
This is my guess.
Southland and Otago are areas where people who migrated from Scotland and Ireland in 1848 began herding and pioneering.
And in the 1880s dairy developed.
In Scotland and Ireland, there is a traditional loaf called Plain loaf.
Combine this bread with dairy products, and the housewife’s ingenuity was born as described above, and other housewives would improve and continue to this day.
By the way, Southland and Otago have cool climates and cold winters.
That’s why they often eat soup.
I think that the good compatibility of the crispy cheese roll and soup is also the reason that it became popular.
※The recipe was announced in 1935. In the newspaper.
Maybe it ’s coated with butter before baking.
Although it is a simple dish, the crispy texture will addictive.
If the bread breaks when rolling, I recommend making it after stretching it with a stick.
Recipe of Cheese Roll
- 250 g cheddar cheese / grated
- 1/2 onion / chopped
- 200 ml milk
- 5 g onion soup stock
- Free plain bread
- Put cheddar cheese, onion, milk and onion soup stock in a pot.
- Melt over low heat and mix.
- Apply number 2 on one side of the bread. Round the bread.
- Butter the outside of the bread. Bake the bread.Finish