Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table. Bake up a batch today!
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If you don’t follow #TongueOutTuesday, then you should start. Seriously. And, no, this isn’t people sticking out their tongues. #TongueOutTuesday is all about animals. In particular, I always look forward to seeing Cabot’s posts of cows sticking out their tongues. I don’t understand why, but cows seem to have an uncanny ability to stick out their tongues at the best possible times. And that leads to some pretty hilarious (and cute) photos of cows with their tongues out.
I’ve included a couple of my favorites here just because they’re too good not to share!
Aside from posting awesome pictures of cows’ tongues, Cabot also happens to make world-class cheese. If you follow my blog regularly, then you know I love Cabot cheese. We always keep an assortment of Cabot cheeses in our fridge, and Cabot’s Lowfat Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt is my go-to breakfast on busy weekday mornings.
Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls
Switching gears to today’s recipe, I used Cabot’s Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese in a super fun way. A couple of months ago, I posted this recipe for Cheesy Garlic Knots. Holy cow, those are delicious! In fact, we’ve made those knots several times over the past couple of months. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m a sports nut. College football and college basketball are my jam. This year is a bit different obviously, but I’m still finding some sports to watch. And watching sports requires gameday food – like Cheesy Garlic Knots!
However, now that we’re rolling into the holiday season, I wanted to give those knots an upgrade. I decided to turn ’em into Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls. If you thought the knots were fun, then wait until you make a batch of these rolls! You can peel each cheesy, garlicky layer off one-by-one. Yum!
And since these are in roll form, they could totally appear at the dinner table. These Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are essentially garlic knots combined with butterflake rolls. I dare you to peel off just one layer! One layer leads to two leads to three…and then the next thing you know, the entire roll is gone.
Have you ever made butterflake rolls? They’re a fun way to put a spin on the classic dinner roll. In fact, I posted a recipe for Butterflake Rolls several years ago, but I’ve given that recipe an update – in the form of minced garlic and shredded cheese. I might never go back to the traditional version again now!
Butterflake rolls do require a bit of extra work in that you need to cut the dough into strips and then stack those strips together. It’s a bit of a challenge, but honestly it’s not too bad. Plus, you get rewarded at the end with a muffin tin full of Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls! I hope you enjoy these rolls as much as we do around here. Even Robbie (who is hesitant to try foods he’s never seen before) dove straight into one of these rolls while it was still warm from the oven. Happy baking! And Happy #TongueOutTuesday!
Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls
- Using a countertop mixer, add all ingredients for the rolls (flour, yeast, sugar, salt, milk, egg yolk and butter).
- Mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Increase speed to medium and continue mixing for 3-4 more minutes.
- Transfer dough into a large oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm (85°F) location for 60-75 minutes, or until dough has almost doubled in size. (Tip: I typically let my dough rise in the oven. The oven light is turned on, but the oven itself is off.)
For the Cheesy Garlic Filling
- Using a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, garlic, Italian seasoning and kosher salt.
- Roll dough into a 12” x 12” square. Brush top of dough with melted butter mixture.
- Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 12 (1” wide) strips.
- Stack strips into 2 stacks of 6 strips each, spreading shredded cheese in-between layers.
- Cut each stack into (6) 2” pieces.
- Turn each stack on its side and place in a greased muffin tin.
- Spray tops of dough with baking spray and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Place pan in a warm location for 45-60 minutes, or until dough has risen about 1” over the top of the muffin cups.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Bake rolls for 14-16 minutes, or until tops are golden brown in color. (Note: Peek at the rolls after about 12-13 minutes. If necessary, lay a piece of foil on top to prevent tops of rolls from burning.)
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