Brazilian Sausage Rolls (Enroladinho de Salsicha e Queijo)

No child can resist these little sausage rolls, and most adults love them as well. They are a must-have snack for parties.

Serves: 36Hands-on: 45 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 36

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • 4½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 12 hot dogs or cooked sausages
  • 12 slices cheese

Directions

  • Add the milk and the sugar to the bowl of a standing mixer. Sprinkle the yeast over the milk and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups flour, salt, 1 egg, and oil to the bowl. Knead mixture with the dough hook attachment until smooth. Add remaining flour gradually, and continue to knead until you have a smooth dough that is not sticky. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  • Cut the hot dogs or sausages into thirds. Cut each cheese slice into 3 strips. Wrap a strip of cheese around each piece of hot dog.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a large rectangle. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut the dough into strips as wide as the hot-dog pieces are long.
  • Place a piece of sausage (with the cheese) at the end of a strip of dough. Roll the sausage up in the dough, until it is covered (about twice around). Cut the dough and press the cut edge down onto the hot dog to seal. Place on a baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat until all of the hot-dog pieces are wrapped in dough.
  • Whisk the remaining egg in a small bowl. Brush sausage rolls with egg. Preheat oven to 375°F, and set rolls aside for 15 minutes in a warm place.
  • Place sausage rolls in the oven and lower temperature to 350°F. Bake until golden brown, about 25–30 minutes.
  • Serve warm.