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Buttery Cheese Buns

Created by Julie Van Rosendaal

Buttery Cheese Buns

Total Time:

3hrs 5mins




2hrs 45mins

Skill Level:



  • Dough:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk, warmed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Filling:
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups grated aged white cheddar or Gouda
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan

How to Make It

Put the water in a large bowl, sprinkle with yeast and a pinch of the sugar. Let stand 5 minutes, or until foamy. In a small bowl, stir together warm milk and eggs. Add to the yeast mixture along with 3 cups of the flour and the remaining sugar; mix until well blended and sticky. Add the butter and remaining flour and stir or beat with the dough hook attachment of your stand mixer until you have a soft, sticky dough; knead for about 8 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Place back in the bowl, cover and let rise for an hour, or until doubled.

Divide the dough in half and on a lightly floured surface, roll into a rectangle that’s about 10×15-inches and about 1/4-inch thick. Brush each piece with half the melted butter and scatter with cheese. Starting on a long side, roll the dough up into a log, and cut it crosswise into thirds. Cut each piece into thirds to get 9 pieces. Place cut-side-up into two 8 or 9-inch round pans, cover and let rise for another hour while you preheat the oven to 350˚F. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until deep golden.

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