Cream Cheese Breakfast Buns

Recipe by Thorsten
READY IN: 2hrs
YIELD: 24-30 buns




  • Sift flour into a large bowl, make a well in the middle and crumble the yeast into it.
  • Dissolve 1 tablespoon caster sugar in lukewarm milk. Pour over yeast and mix with yeast and some of the flour. This first yeast-mixture should be still fluid. Cover and let rise in warm place for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile: Mix all other ingredients for the buns until smooth.
  • Add this mixture to the yeast and flour. Mix first with a spoon.
  • Then knead with floured hands until dough is peeling away from the side of the bowl and blistering. This step may take 10 minutes (or more). Use some additional flour, if dough is too sticky. At the end you should have a smooth dough. See note.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place for about 30 to 40 minutes or until dough has doubled.
  • Line out baking tray with parchment paper. Preheat oven (390°F, 200°C).
  • After dough has doubled, knead again a few times. Roll out on a floured workspace. About 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut out circles of about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Place the buns on baking tray. Let rise again for 15 minutes.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the top of the buns are slightly golden.
  • Take out and let cool completely.
  • NOTE on baker's yeast: also called cake yeast. It is the yeast sold as a solid block. You could replace it by dry yeast. If you use dry yeast, dissolve the dry yeast in lukewarm water prior adding it to the flour. Use as much dry yeast as you would need for 3 cups flour.
  • NOTE on cream goat cheese: I like the taste of goat cheese here, but you could replace it by any other cream cheese of your choice.
  • NOTE on dough: You could also use the dough hook of your food processor to knead the dough. But I prefer to do it by hand and I always have the feeling, that the texture of a hand kneaded dough is different.