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Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls

Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls

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You know those days when you have so much to do! But you just don’t know where to start. So you would rather do something else, like make these Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls.

Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls

I am the queen of procrastination. Don’t get me wrong, I will meet the deadline if I have stuff to do and it will be done well. 

But I love over thinking everything and worrying about it rather than just getting on with it. I think I just get a little overwhelmed so it’s my way of dealing with it.

Some things never change even when you get older…Lol! I didn’t procrastinate over making these dinner rolls, trust me.

I was up at the crack of dawn, baking them already. There’s something about early morning bread making.

It seems to work well when I make any sort of bread first thing in the morning. Maybe it’s because it needs time to rise and I don’t get frustrated waiting.

You’ve got to try these Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls, even if you have to wake up at the crack of dawn. They are everything you would want in a dinner roll.

It’s soft, fluffy, cheesy and garlicky…what more can you ask for. My 20-year-old chef even approved after the first bite.

And no I don’t take any tips from him. I don’t do gourmet, only good wholesome food the old-fashioned way…haha!

What Ingredients do you need

You can use cake wheat flour, all purpose flour or bread flour. Today I did use some bread flour.

However, in the past I have used cake wheat flour too and it worked just fine.

Me and easy work well together so for all my breads I used instant dry yeast, the purple anchor yeast. It works perfectly everytime.

Always ensure your yeast is fresh and not close to expiration date. I always buy yeast as I need so I can be certain it’s fresh.

If you are using active yeast you will need to proof it first. To proof the yeast you will need some lukewarm water and sugar.

You let it sit for 10 minutes and it should start foaming. It’s how you know the yeast is fresh.

Add some salt, sugar, butter and milk and your dough is good to go. For the garlic butter, you will need butter, parsley and thyme.

Store bought garlic butter is good too. I also use cheddar or mozarella cheese, whatever I have at hand.

Making the dough

So my stand mixer has been broken for a while and I really haven’t had time to take it in for repairs. It’s another reason I haven’t made much bread

For this I used my hands but if you have a stand mixer it will save you some muscle power.  The dough is also sticky so a stand mixer helps.

When using a stand mixer I also just add in the whole cup of milk. When kneading by hands I added slightly less because it becomes far too sticky to handle.

The dough is very sticky at first so you may be tempted to add flour when kneading. But please don’t.

You can dust the surface with a little flour but not too much. Oil your hands and knead, it will be so much easier.

After about 5 minutes it will start to become less sticky. After 10 minutes of kneading you will have a soft, smooth dough.

If you are using a mixer it will take about 6 minutes. The dough has to rest for 1 hour and again for 30 minutes.

There’s something so comforting about making bread so the wait is worth it. 

I hope you love this recipe. If you do try it please drop me a comment and a star rating. It is always appreciated.

More Recipes to try:

Cheesy Garlic Naan Bread

Easy Braided Bread

Soft Brioche Hamburger Buns

Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls

These rolls are so soft and full of cheesy goodness. You may need to double the recipe
Course Bread
Cuisine General
Keyword bread recipe, cheesy garlic dinner rolls, dinner rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12


Dinner Rolls

  • 2 cups bread flour, cake wheat flour or all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dry instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • mozarella or cheddar cheese

Garlic Butter

  • 2 tbsp soft butter
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme


Dinner Rolls

  • Add the bread flour, yeast, sugar and salt to a large bowl. Mix it together
  • Make a well in the centre and add the melted butter. Slowly add the milk until you have a soft dough. If you are using a stand mixer it's ok to add all of the milk. If using your hands start with half cup and slowly add the remaining milk. You should have a sticky dough
  • Oil your hands and lightly dust a clean surface with flour and knead for 10 minutes. After 5 minutes the dough should be less sticky so don't be tempted to add more flour. After 10 minutes you will have a soft, smooth dough
  • Grease a bowl with oil and rub some oil on the dough, cover with cling wrap or a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls
  • Place in a lightly greased oven proof dish. Cover with cling wrap or a clean kitchen towel and allow it to rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • After 30 minutes flatten the ball, just a little in the palms of your hands. Place a small square piece of cheese in the middle and bring the edges together. Pinch them to seal. Place back in the baking dish, seam side down.
  • Add the soft butter, garlic, parsley and thyme together. Brush over the dinner rolls
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown
  • Brush with more butter if you wish


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