Guyana for the win (w/ poll)

For a long time now I’ve wanted live with goats. But it doesn’t end there. I want to eat thick, hearty cheese sandwiches made with rustic, country bread. I want to eat them every day. All day. While smelling wildflowers and wearing a frock. It all started when I read Heidi, the story of a little girl who does, well, almost exactly that.

Enter Guyana. They do it. They eat cheddar-cheesy bread sandwiches for snacks. For dinner. Whenever, really.


Just imagine this after school snack:

… visions of a warm, hearty Tennis Roll, sliced in half and protecting thick slices of cheddar cheese … To wash it down, an ice-cold glass of cream soda made creamy with carnation milk. Ooo la la! Childhood memories of this after school snack thrilled me.

Cynthia Nelson, Starbroek News.

I’m thinking I can somehow combine my Heidi daydream with these tennis rolls for an outrageously awesome fantasy.

And in this daydream my frock will never get too small because I ate too much cheese and bread.

So what exactly is a Tennis Roll?

About the size of a tennis ball, but much tastier, tennis rolls are a go-to treat in Guyana. The tender crumb is sweetened with sugar, vanilla extract and the floral aroma of orange or lemon zest. Β Possibly the most interesting part about the tennis roll is that, despite its sweet tendencies, it is often nibbled with a thick slice of cheese.



  1. Goat cheese always rubbed me the wrong way….but after looking at these cute little animals, I am reconsidering…

  2. Collette Lemons says

    That tennis bread sounds good and I would try that. Can’t wait for the recipe… I have both lemons and oranges to make zest with…. πŸ™‚

    • Sasha Martin says

      Oh, I’m not making this one, but if you follow the link (to Starbroek News), there’s a copy of the recipe there (with loads of photos). Looks amazing. My house is too hot right now to do any baking..

  3. Mette says

    I love goats! And I love bread, but unfortunately my body (read: my hips) doesn’t handle it very well, so I try not to indulge too often.

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