There's something about freshly made homemade bread that I just love. The smell wafting through the house. The hot bread slices, which melts butter immediately on contact. The fluffy insides. The highly-fought-over crusts. Okay maybe not that bit, but can you relate? Fresh, hot bread is just glorious.
I've enjoyed trying my hand out at making bread recently. I tend to go with the no-rise or rapid-rise recipes, as I hate waiting hours for dough to rise. You too? Good, glad I'm not the only one.
There's no better combo than melted cheese, hot bread, and garlic. These buns are stuffed with cheese that stretches and oozes when it's still melted and warm. Mmhmm.
Just look at that cheeeese (and don't think of all the cholesterol).
Yes, I realise these pictures are not some of my greatest work. The smell of these buns were getting to my hungry little stomach, and I wanted to eat them warm while the cheese was still oozy. So I rushed. As you can see. But I'm glad I did; they tasted amazing.
If by any chance some buns are left over until the next day, simply pop one in the microwave for 30 seconds. Your bun will return to its incredible softness and the cheese will be melted and bubbly again.
Now please. Please go and run 18.62 kilometers so you don't die from a heart attack.
30-minute Cheesy Garlic Rolls
makes 14 large rolls
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water
1/3 cup oil
2 Tbsp yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
4 cups grated cheese, I used a combination of mozzarella, parmesan, and tasty cheese but anything would work!
4 Tbsp melted butter, divided
1 tsp garlic poder
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 Tbsp rosemary, finely chopped (fresh or dried works well)
Heat oven to 200C.
In a bowl, combine the water, oil, yeast and sugar and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Mix in the salt, egg and flour and dried herbs. Combine until will incorporated and dough is soft and smooth.
Form dough into 12 balls, stuff with cheese, and then place in a greased 9 x 13 pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Brush top of rolls with 2 Tbsp melted butter and sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the rolls. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown, and brush the tops with the remaining melted butter.