southland cheese rolls




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These famous cheese rolls are handy to have in the freezer, so I’ve made this an extra big batch. For a Hawaiian version, add drained crushed pineapple while the cheese mixture is cooling.



For the southland cheese rolls

  • 500g tasty cheese — grated
  • 400ml can evaporated milk
  • 29g packet onion soup mix
  • 1 large onion — finely diced
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 loaves sandwich bread — crusts removed if you like
  • A little melted butter, for brushing
  • Extra grated cheese, to serve


For the southland cheese rolls

  • Preheat the oven grill. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Mix the cheese, evaporated milk, soup mix, onion and cayenne pepper, if using, in a medium saucepan.
  • Melt over a gentle heat, stirring, until thick and smooth.
  • Allow to cool a little before spreading generously over the bread slices.
  • Roll up the bread slices into logs and place them on the prepared tray.
  • Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with the extra grated cheese.
  • Place under the grill and cook until golden brown.