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Prosciutto and Cheddar Breakfast Rolls

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bread
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cherry on My Sundae



  • 1 cup warm milk, between 100-110 degrees F (250 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast (7 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (370 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter (28 grams)


  • 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 large eggs beaten
  • ½ cup ricotta (124 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar (250 grams)


  • Make the dough. Combine milk with yeast and sugar in a medium bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes or until yeast is activated and mixture is foamy.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast mixture with flour, salt, and softened butter. Mix until a dough forms. Continue to knead for 5-7 minutes or until smooth. Alternatively, knead by hand. Transfer dough to a clean bowl and wrap with plastic wrap. Let sit in warm area for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay prosciutto on the baking sheet and bake for 7-8 minutes or until crispy. Let cool then crumble into small pieces.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large saute pan over high heat. Add eggs and cook until halfway cooked. Remove from heat and stir in ricotta. Season with salt and pepper and let cool.
  • Add chopped chives and crispy prosciutto to eggs, stirring until combined. Set aside.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with butter.
  • Lightly dust a work counter with flour. Punch down dough and roll into a 12x18-inch rectangle. Sprinkle 1 cup cheddar evenly over dough. Spread egg mixture on top and sprinkle remaining cheese. Roll dough with the long side facing you so that you end up with an 18-inch log. Cut log into 12 rolls that are 1 ½ inches wide.
  • Place rolls cut side facing up in prepared baking pan. Loosely cover and let sit in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm.