Macedonian Dinner Rolls with Feta Cheese – Buttery and soft dinner rolls filled with feta cheese and topped with sesame seeds.
So you wanna boast about your domesticated self? In our culture, this is where it starts – with Kifli (Кифли). This is the stuff wives-to-be are supposed to know! Yeah right! The correct word is were – baby boomers changed all that – phewww – Thanks guys!
But, in all honesty, if you’re going to bake in a Macedonian household, then you better know how to make homemade bread first, then Kifli, then Maznik, and finally, the big star, Zelnik, which is a layered pastry dough stuffed with greens. Yep, all of that makes a good Macedonian housewife.
In time for big holidays, birthdays, Saint Patron Days, and so forth, Kifli, or Dinner Rolls with Sesame Seeds and Feta Cheese, are almost always the centerpiece on that table, or somewhere very near to it. What’s good about these rolls is that they are very versatile. You can stuff them with feta cheese, or even meat, have them plain, or dunk them in some homemade yogurt. They are enjoyed as a starter, with a salad, or as a dinner roll.
I prefer to snack on them… all day long. I think I ate one entire batch before they were finally done. Ana helped.
I have a total of nine different recipes for these. Everyone always has the “best” Kifli recipe – I just jot down their version and give it a go as soon as I get a moment. This particular one that I’m going to share with you is probably the easiest, and, in my opinion, the tastiest. The method of preparation may seem a bit off, but just follow the recipe and don’t question it. In the end, you will have about 40 soft, delicious Kifli filled to the rim with feta cheese! Make sure to share with your family.