Sunday, September 11, 2016

Parmesan Garlic Buns

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.