Cheesy Cast Iron Yeast Rolls

More than breaking bread with friends. Using a well-seasoned cast iron skillet adds a nice background flavor to this soft, salty, buttery cheesy bread.
Serves 2 Dozen
Course Side
Skill Intermediate
Cheesy Cast Iron Yeast Rolls
Cheesy Cast Iron Yeast Rolls
Cheesy Cast Iron Yeast Rolls
Cheesy Cast Iron Yeast Rolls
Step 1
In a small bowl combine only 1 tablespoon of sugar, the yeast and the warm water. Let it ferment off to the side for 20 minutes, as you start step 2.
Step 2
Sift together in a separate bowl all of the flour, the remaining 5 tablespoons of sugar, and all of the salt.
Step 3
Add the liquid ingredients to the flour, sugar and salt. Mix into a dough, then knead the dough for 15 minutes.
Step 4
Slowly incorporating the cheese. Rest the dough until proofed, about 20 mintues.
Step 5
Next, punch down the dough, and portion into 3-ounce dough balls.
Step 6
Place into a greased cast iron skillet. Allow proofing again for 15 minutes. Grate some additional Parmesan cheese over the top before baking.
Step 7
Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown at 350 degrees. Use the butter to melt over the warm rolls.