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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 5, 2019: This week, our feature Caribbean recipe is Cheese Roll, a savory cheese filled pastry that is especially popular in Guyana and can be served as a perfect for appetizer or snack. Here’s the recipe:


    • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter or 1 Stick
    • 1/2 Cup Crisco or Vegetable Shortening
    • 2 Cups Flour
    • 1 Tsp Salt
    • 1/4 Cup Ice Cold Water
    • 8 Oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded)
    • 1/2 Tsp Mustard
    • 1 Tsp Pepper Sauce
    • Dash of Garlic Powder
    • Dash of Black Pepper
    • Dash of Dry Parsley Flakes
    • Egg Whites for Brushing Edges
    • Egg Wash
    • 1 Egg + 1 Tbsp Water USA, LLC


  • Mix 1 tsp salt into two cups all-purpose flour.
  • Add 1 stick of salted butter and 1/2 cup Crisco vegetable shortening.
  • With a pastry cutter, cut shortening and butter into flour until small pieces are formed throughout the dough.
  • Add about 1/4 cup ice cold water to the dough and knead slightly to form a ball. This can be done quickly in a food processor by adding dry ingredients, pulsing, adding shortening and butter, pulsing until pea sized form, then adding water until ball forms.
  • Place ball on plastic wrap, flatten and shape into a square.
  • Refrigerate for a couple hours or overnight.
  • Remove dough from fridge an hour before use so it can thaw.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Shred cheese and mix in mustard, pepper sauce, garlic powder, black pepper, and parsley flakes, toss and set aside.
  • Cut dough into 16 squares for thinner cheese rolls or 9 squares for thicker cheese rolls.
  • Flatten one square and roll into a rectangular shape.
  • Brush edges of dough with egg whites.
  • Fill a tablespoon or two on the lower half, roll into the center then add more cheese. Seal edges.
  • Place all cheese rolls on a baking sheet and brush the tops with egg wash.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until rolls are golden brown.

Bon Appetite.

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