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korean cream cheese garlic bread recipe

Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread is a sweet and savory bun. Try this recipe and enjoy this sweet soft garlic buttery bread, one of Korean's street food favorite.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Rising Time2 hours
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: korean
Servings: 4 pieces
Calories: 901kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


Soft Bun

  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp instant dry yeast

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 250 g cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 50 ml pure cream or all-purpose cream

Garlic Butter Sauce

  • 120 g unsalted butter melted
  • 30 ml condensed milk
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 20 g honey
  • 1 egg


To make the soft bun

  • In a bowl, combine the milk and an egg. Use a whisk to mix. Add sugar, flour, salt, and instant dry yeast until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the stand mixer. Knead at low speed for 2 minutes. Add 20g of unsalted butter then knead again at medium speed for 5 minutes.
  • Grease a bowl with oil. Put the dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise for 1 to 1 ½ hour.
  • Transfer the dough in a lightly flour a flat surface. Divide it into 4 equal parts then shape it into balls.
  • Place the dough in a prepared baking pan with lined parchment paper. Let it rise for another 30 minutes. Preheat the oven at 180°C and bake it for 30 minutes.

To make the cream cheese filling

  • Place the cream cheese in a bowl, cream it using a spatula. Add sugar and pure cream. Then mix again until well combined. Then transfer the filling to a piping bag. Set aside.

To make the garlic butter sauce

  • In a bowl, combine melted unsalted butter, condensed milk, garlic, parsley, honey, and egg. Whisk until mixed well.

To assemble

  • Cut the bread as if making it into 6 equal slices. But do not fully cut. Let the bottom part be cut-free.
  • Fill each gap with the cream cheese filling.
  • Then, dip each bread in the garlic butter sauce. Use a spoon to put more sauce into them. Bake at 160C for 10 minutes.


Calories: 901kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 238mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 2130IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 4mg