If you haven’t heard about the latest Korean street food trend, we can guess what you’re probably thinking. Matcha and cream cheese... with garlic bread? What is going on?!
Hear us out: sweet and savory combinations do work and we promise — our twist on this bread is a creamy, garlicky matcha made in heaven 🤤 Don’t blink after they’re finished baking because they’ll go fast!
Prep time: 2 hrs 10 min | Bake time: 25-30 min
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup milk, warm
5 tbsp sugar
1 packet (3 tsp) active dry yeast
3¾ cup bread flour
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temp
Optional: Egg wash (1 egg + 1 tbsp water)
Sweetened Matcha Cream Cheese
2 cup cream cheese, softened to room temp
5 tbsp sugar
¼ cup milk
6 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 tsp Junbi Matcha
Sweet Garlic Butter
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
½ cup parmesan cheese
2 bulbs (about 16-20 cloves) of garlic, minced (yep, you read that right!)
3 tbsp condensed milk
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp parsley
Makes 8 garlic bread rolls
Here's how it's done:
First, Let's make the Bread Rolls
STEP 1: WARM THE MILK
STEP 2: MIX & WHISK
STEP 3: KNEAD THE DOUGH
Knead for about 5-10 minutes - you can use a stand mixer or do this by hand for a nice workout 😉
Once the dough is supple, smooth, and elastic, add softened butter and knead to combine for about 15-20 minutes. The finished dough should be smooth and not sticky!
STEP 4: ROLL & TUCK
Roll and tuck the dough to form a smooth ball. Place in a lightly-oiled bowl and cover with a moist towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise for 1 hour in a warm, dark place.
STEP 5: PUNCH IT OUT
After an hour passes, test your dough by poking it. If the hole stays, you’re good to go! 🙌🏼
Punch down the dough to get rid of all the air and knead with your hands for another 3 minutes.
STEP 6: DIVIDE INTO EIGHT
STEP 7: LET IT RISE
On a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover the dough balls loosely with plastic wrap or a towel and let them rise for another 30 minutes. During the rising time, preheat your oven to 350°FAfter the dough has risen the second time, it’s finally time to bake! 🎉
OPTIONAL: EGG WASH
If using the optional egg wash, brush it onto the dough at this point.
STEP 8: PUT IT IN THE OVEN
Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
Next, Let's make the Sweetened Matcha Cream Cheese
STEP 9: SMOOTH & MIX
In a large bowl, smooth out the cream cheese. Add sugar, garlic, Junbi matcha and thoroughly mix.Lastly, add the milk, whisking until smooth. Put the finished product into a piping bag (or a ziplock bag) and set aside.
Now, for the Sweet Garlic Butter Sauce
STEP 10: WHISK GARLIC BUTTER INGREDIENTS
Finally, it's time to assemble!
STEP 11: SLICE THE BREAD
STEP 12: STUFF WITH CREAM CHEESE
STEP 13: DUNK IT IN THE BUTTER
STEP 14: BAKE IT AGAIN
STEP 15: SHARE & ENJOY!
To reheat, toast in the oven or toaster oven at 350°F for 5 minutes or so.
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