Soft buns with a crunchy topping of Parmesan cheese and garlic flavor. I roasted my garlic for the topping but you can substitute in 1/2 tsp of garlic powder instead.
Parmesan Garlic Buns
1/4 cup warm water
1 pkg yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1 1/2 tbsp honey
Mix together and let sit for 10 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl,
Beat 1 large egg and add in yeast mixture when it's ready using a bread hook.
Add in -
1 cup warm milk with 2 tbsp butter melted in it (make sure it's not hot, just warm)
Gradually add in -
3 1/4 cups bread flour
3/4 tsp salt
When completely mixed. Remove bowl from mixer and cover. Allow the dough to double in size. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead for a couple minutes. Cut into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. Place dough balls in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Allow to rise. Preheat oven to 350°.
In a small bowl, microwave 2 tbsp butter. Mix in 3 cloves of garlic that are roasted and cooled (they should be so soft they are like paste). Stir in 1 tbsp parsley. Brush the top of the buns and then sprinkle 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese evenly over. Back for 30 minutes.