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Savory Surprise Buns

 Savory Surprise Buns
These golden-brown buns are sure to be a hit at your next holiday dinner. A flavorful alternative to butter, the creamy, garlicky filling perfectly complements the tender bread surrounding it. —Elizabeth Prestie, Preeceville, Saskatchewan
24 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


  • 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon quick-rise yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package (6-1/2 ounces) garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • In a large bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In
  • a small saucepan, heat water and oil to 120°-130°. Add to
  • dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg; beat until
  • smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough
  • will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide into four
  • portions. Roll each portion into a 9-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Cut into
  • 3-in. squares.
  • Place 2 teaspoons spreadable cheese in center of each square. Moisten

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Directions (continued)

  • corners with water; bring over center of filling and pinch corners
  • tightly in center. Place seam side down on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops
  • with butter. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: You may freeze leftover buns in freezer bags. Thaw buns overnight in the refrigerator, then bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes to reheat.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bun equals 143 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.