The word “Mineiro” comes from the state of Minas Gerais which is in the southeast of Brazil. This state is famous for the production of different types of cheese.
Homemade “Mineiro” Bread with Parmesan
Excellent bread for afternoon coffee with friends.
In a bowl, put water and then add the other ingredients in the sequence as listed, except for the salt and mix well.
Now finally add the salt, mix, then let it rest 20 minutes.
Take the bowl with the sponge and start adding the flour gradually and stir.
When the dough is thickening add the butter and start mixing by hand and add the rest of the flour.
When the dough is uniform and smooth, cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rest until doubled in size (about 45 minutes)
On a floured countertop add a little dough and make a ball.
Then divide the dough into two parts and make two smaller balls.
Extend the dough with a rolling pin to 1cm thick and rectangular shape.
Brush the center of the dough with the egg/sugar and spread the Parmesan cheese and roll up the dough.
Place the dough in a greased pan and make 4 small cuts and brush with egg/sugar and sprinkle Parmesan cheese.
Let it sit until doubled in size for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
Then brush the egg/sugar again and sprinkle more parmesan
Bake for 30-40 minutes or keep an eye out until it is browned.
TIP TO STORE: Take the buns out of the oven place on top of a grill to cool. After cold put in bags and it will remain so for 4 days.