Cheese Buns

There is a bakery in Seattle that has been selling these amazing little cheese buns since I was a little kid. I know so many family’s that don’t feel like their Holiday is complete without them. But I am too lazy for that. The bakery is all the way across town, and I loathe traffic. So it only seemed logical to just make my own cheesy buns.

Cheese Buns

And lucky me, I stumbled across an amazing looking cheese bun on pinterest that took me HERE for an awesome recipe. I slightly altered it (sorry!) and wound up with a bun that I am completely obsessed with. I have made it 3 times in the last 5 days. I am not exaggerating. I promise, you can take 6 down in as many minutes.

Cheese Buns

Mostly I am busy thinking about all of the different things I could do with these buns, because they are truly excellent. And interestingly enough, despite the fact that they are a yeast bun- they are so simple to make and seem to be foolproof!

Cheese Buns

This would be an absolutely wonderful addition to anyone’s Thanksgiving table. They are squishy- squishy!!!

Cheese Buns

You can also heat them up for a few minutes before serving if you want to make them ahead of time, then the cheese on the inside will be all melty again. Yuummmmm…

Cheese Buns

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and prepare a sheet pan with a silpat or parchment paper.

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook combine the hot water, sugar and yeast. Let sit and rise until puffy, about 10 minutes.

Cheese Buns

Add the garlic powder, salt and olive oil and begin mixing on low. Add the flour 1 cup at a time and mix until you have a smooth soft dough, about 5 minutes.

Cheese Buns

Cheese Buns

Remove the dough hook and pat the dough into a ball. Lightly grease a bowl and place the dough in it, cover with a dishtowel and set in a warm place until the dough doubles, about an hour.

Cheese Buns

Divide the dough into 16 even pieces.

Cheese Buns

Pull each little piece of dough apart and stuff with a few little balls of fresh mozzarella, and then crease closed in a ball.

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Place the buns on the prepared sheet pan, and brush generously with melted butter (there will be some left over, set it aside.)

Cheese Buns

Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of each bun.
Cheese Buns

Bake the buns for about 12 minutes, until pale golden on top.

Cheese Buns

When the buns come out, brush them with the remaining melted butter and serve hot!

Cheese Buns

Recipe: Cheese Buns

Summary: makes 16 buns

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot water (110-115 degrees)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • ½ cup mini mozzarella balls
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (I used jack and cheddar)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and prepare a sheet pan with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. 2. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook combine the hot water, sugar and yeast. Let sit and rise until puffy, about 10 minutes.
  3. 3. Add the garlic powder, salt and olive oil and begin mixing on low. Add the flour 1 cup at a time and mix until you have a smooth soft dough, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4. Remove the dough hook and pat the dough into a ball. Lightly grease a bowl and place the dough in it, cover with a dishtowel and set in a warm place until the dough doubles, about an hour.
  5. 5. Divide the dough into 16 even pieces.
  6. 6. Pull each little piece of dough apart and stuff with a few little balls of fresh mozzarella, and then crease closed in a ball.
  7. 7. Place the buns on the prepared sheet pan, and brush generously with melted butter (there will be some left over, set it aside.)
  8. 8. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of each bun.
  9. 9. Bake the buns for about 12 minutes, until pale golden on top.
  10. 10. When the buns come out, brush them with the remaining melted butter and serve hot!

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 12 minute(s)

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Cheese Buns

There is a bakery in Seattle that has been selling these amazing little cheese buns since I was a little kid. I know so many family’s that don’t feel like their Holiday is complete without them. But I am too lazy for that. The bakery is all the way across town, and I loathe traffic. So it only seemed logical to just make my own cheesy buns.

Cheese Buns

And lucky me, I stumbled across an amazing looking cheese bun on pinterest that took me HERE for an awesome recipe. I slightly altered it (sorry!) and wound up with a bun that I am completely obsessed with. I have made it 3 times in the last 5 days. I am not exaggerating. I promise, you can take 6 down in as many minutes.

Cheese Buns

Mostly I am busy thinking about all of the different things I could do with these buns, because they are truly excellent. And interestingly enough, despite the fact that they are a yeast bun- they are so simple to make and seem to be foolproof!

Cheese Buns

This would be an absolutely wonderful addition to anyone’s Thanksgiving table. They are squishy- squishy!!!

Cheese Buns

You can also heat them up for a few minutes before serving if you want to make them ahead of time, then the cheese on the inside will be all melty again. Yuummmmm…

Cheese Buns

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and prepare a sheet pan with a silpat or parchment paper.

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook combine the hot water, sugar and yeast. Let sit and rise until puffy, about 10 minutes.

Cheese Buns

Add the garlic powder, salt and olive oil and begin mixing on low. Add the flour 1 cup at a time and mix until you have a smooth soft dough, about 5 minutes.

Cheese Buns

Cheese Buns

Remove the dough hook and pat the dough into a ball. Lightly grease a bowl and place the dough in it, cover with a dishtowel and set in a warm place until the dough doubles, about an hour.

Cheese Buns

Divide the dough into 16 even pieces.

Cheese Buns

Pull each little piece of dough apart and stuff with a few little balls of fresh mozzarella, and then crease closed in a ball.

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Place the buns on the prepared sheet pan, and brush generously with melted butter (there will be some left over, set it aside.)

Cheese Buns

Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of each bun.
Cheese Buns

Bake the buns for about 12 minutes, until pale golden on top.

Cheese Buns

When the buns come out, brush them with the remaining melted butter and serve hot!

Cheese Buns

Recipe: Cheese Buns

Summary: makes 16 buns

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot water (110-115 degrees)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • ½ cup mini mozzarella balls
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (I used jack and cheddar)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and prepare a sheet pan with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. 2. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook combine the hot water, sugar and yeast. Let sit and rise until puffy, about 10 minutes.
  3. 3. Add the garlic powder, salt and olive oil and begin mixing on low. Add the flour 1 cup at a time and mix until you have a smooth soft dough, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4. Remove the dough hook and pat the dough into a ball. Lightly grease a bowl and place the dough in it, cover with a dishtowel and set in a warm place until the dough doubles, about an hour.
  5. 5. Divide the dough into 16 even pieces.
  6. 6. Pull each little piece of dough apart and stuff with a few little balls of fresh mozzarella, and then crease closed in a ball.
  7. 7. Place the buns on the prepared sheet pan, and brush generously with melted butter (there will be some left over, set it aside.)
  8. 8. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of each bun.
  9. 9. Bake the buns for about 12 minutes, until pale golden on top.
  10. 10. When the buns come out, brush them with the remaining melted butter and serve hot!

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 12 minute(s)