Sweet Yeast Rolls with Cheese Filling – the Story of One Little Trick
It was my Grandmother who taught me how to correctly and successfully prepare yeast dough. But only recently I found out how she had learnt that skill.
My Grandmother comes from times when girls were involved in the kitchen helping their mothers and grandmothers from an early age on. But those were also tough times (my Grandma was born after the World War I) when food was precious and limited. So nobody thought or certainly had the ingredients, to cook sophisticated dishes.
My Grandmother got married as a very young woman. By that time she could already cook very well simple, but tasty meals all the other women in her area were preparing too. Sometime later she moved to a new place with her husband and small children. And there she realised she didn’t know at all how to bake popular in that area yeast cakes.
Luckily she had a neighbour who was very good at making them. So one day when my Grandma met her, she casually led their conversation into the cake subject. She asked what the neighbour did for her yeast cakes always turned out so beautiful and fluffy. The flattered lady explained in details her steps of yeast cake preparation, including all the essential tips. My grandma, being too embarrassed to admit she had never baked a yeast cake before, responded only: “Oh, this is exactly how I prepare my cakes”. Then she quickly went back home and put this newly gained knowledge into practice!
And I am so grateful my Grandma tricked this lady to reveal her secrets. Because not only she became the master of yeast cakes, but she also passed this knowledge onto me. And thanks to it I was able to make these delicious and fluffy Sweet Yeast Rolls with Cheese Filling.