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Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

This Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is going to knock your socks off! A Korean street food garlic bread loaded with butter, mildly sweet cream cheese, and garlicky flavor. When this bread is baking, the smell is just simply incredible.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Resting Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: cream cheese garlic bread, cream cheese garlic bread recipe
Servings: 8 pieces
Author: Mia


Bread Roll

  • 500 grams or 3 ⅓ cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar or ⅓ if you want it on the sweeter side
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup warm milk or war water
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg wash (whole beaten egg)

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 200 grams cream cheese
  • 20 grams sugar
  • 50 grams whipping cream

Butter-Garlic Custard

  • 130 grams unsalted butter
  • 40 grams fresh garlic chopped finely
  • 20 grams condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tsp chopped fresh parsley or dried


Making the bread rolls

  • In a mixing bowl place bread flour, sugar, instant yeast and salt. Mix with a wire whisk to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Add warm milk/water, egg and vegetable oil then mix with a spatula until rough dough forms. Fix mixing bowl in the mixer with dough hook attachment and beat at low-medium setting for 12 minutes or until dough is smooth, elastic and doesn't break when pulled.
  • Grease clean counter top or flat surface with a bit of oil and place dough on top to avoid dough sticking. Knead for a couple of seconds then shape it into a ball.
  • Transfer in another bowl and coat with thin layer of oil so it will not dry out while rising. Let it rise for 1 hour or until double in size.
  • When dough doubled in size you know you achieved a good rise. Lightly press on the dough to release the air/gas inside. Dump the dough on the counter top and roll into a log shape. Cut and using a kitchen scale, weigh 62 grams of dough.
  • Arrange in a baking pan and cover with a kitchen towel to rest for 30 minutes or when it doubles in size.
  • While waiting for the final rise, pre-heat the oven at (375°F or 180°C°). When the dough have rested for 30 minutes, brush egg wash then place them in the oven and bake for 25 minutes at (375°F or 180°C°). Remove from oven and set aside to cool down.

Making the cream cheese filling

  • In a mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese then add sugar and whisk until well incorporated.
  • Tip in whipping cream then whisk again with wire whisk until incorporated and smooth in texture. Transfer in a piping bag and set aside.

Making the butter-garlic custard

  • Place butter in bowl and melt in a microwave. Add, garlic, condensed milk, egg, and parsley. Mix well until fully incorporated. Set aside.


  • Pre-heat the oven at (375°F or 180°C°). Prepared baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • When bread rolls are cool to handle, slice 3-4 wedges on top of the bread leaving some bread intact at the bottom to keep the bread together.
  • Pipe in lines of cream cheese filling in the cracks of the bread while avoiding the bread from breaking.
  • In a plate, place a cream cheese filled bread. Pour some butter-garlic custard on top of the bread using a spoon making sure all sides are coated. Transfer custard coated in prepared baking pan.
  • Gather excess butter-garlic custard that have accumulated on the plate and return in the bowl with custard. Repeat process until all bread rolls are done.
  • Place them in the oven and bake for 10 minutes at (375°F or 180°C°) or until crisp. Remove from oven and set aside to cool down. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!


  1. Baking time may vary according to oven used