Sprinkle yeast over the warm water and let it sit for a few minutes. Once the yeast begins to foam, you can add the sugar, garlic powder, melted butter, oil and salt. Mix together then gradually add the flour, mixing in your stand mixer with a dough hook or by hand. Knead for 10 minutes then place in an oiled bowl and cover with a soft cloth.
Let the dough rise for about 30 minutes, or until the dough doubles in size.
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line insulated baking sheet with parchment paper.
Divide the dough into 18 equal pieces. Put about a 3/4-inch chunk of cheese in each one and make sure you pinch all the edges back up tightly. Put the pinched side down on the baking sheet. Cut small slices from remaining cheese and place on top of buns.
Bake for 11-15 minutes until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. Brush with the melted butter and serve warm.
We're using our favorite garlic cheese for this recipe to really ramp up the flavor, but you can certainly substitute it with any cheese you'd like. Mozzarella, cheddar, or really any melty cheese will work.
This recipe uses regular all-purpose flour. If you would like to try substituting for whole wheat flour, do NOT replace all of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat, instead, use half regular and half wheat. Using whole wheat flour can cause your rolls to be too dense.
We use unsalted butter in this recipe, if you substitute with salted butter instead, reduce the amount of salt in the recipe by half a teaspoon. We love the flavor that olive oil adds to baked goods, but you can use vegetable oil or canola oil instead.