Cheesy Sourdough Rolls

Here's a delicious recipe to use with your sourdough starter. Enjoy!

1/2 cup "fed" sourdough starter (Recipe HERE)
3 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup warm water
5 tablespoons melted butter, divided
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1-1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

In large bowl, combine sourdough starter, flour, instant yeast, sugar, salt, egg, butter, and water. Mix well with stand mixer or your hands to make a smooth, soft dough, kneading for 5-7 minutes. Place dough in greased container and allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours, until doubled. Gently punch down dough.

Roll or pat the dough into a 12x16" rectangle. Spread 2 tablespoons melted butter over the dough and sprinkle with paprika. Sprinkle with cheese. Beginning with the long side, roll the dough as you would for cinnamon rolls. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1" slices. Place in two lightly greased 8" round cake pans (8 per pan). Cover the pans and allow to rise for another hour, until puffy. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until done. Remove from oven.

In small bowl, combine remaining 3 T butter and garlic powder. Spread over warm rolls. Serve warm. Serves 16.
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