A street food that has taken the world by storm, our easy Korean cream cheese garlic bread uses less sugar and a bit more salt for better contrast in flavor.Baking your own bread is not necessary. But pay extra attention to the balance of saltiness and sweetness when mixing the cream cheese filling and the garlic butter.
Line a baking tray with non-stick paper or silicone mat.
Arrange the buns on the tray and toast for five minutes (see notes after the recipe).
Take the tray out of the oven and allow the buns to cool a bit.
Turn down the oven temperature to 320F.
Mix the cream cheese filling
In a bowl, whisk the cream cheese and sugar.
Taste. If your cream cheese is on the not-so-salty side, add just enough salt to create a good balance. Start with a pinch, mix, taste and add more if needed.
Scoop the cream cheese filling into a piping bag fitted with a large tip (the shape of the tip doesn't matter).
Make the garlic butter
In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the garlic butter (except the egg) until smooth.
Add the egg and whisk until fully blended.
Make the Korean cream cheese garlic bread
Cut each bun into eight segments without going all the way through (the bottom should be in one piece).
Pipe the cream cheese filling between the segments of each bun.
Dunk the filled buns into the garlic butter mixture one by one, turning them over to make sure that every part of the bread, including the crevices with the filling, is coated.
Arrange the buns on the same tray where they were toasted.
Bake the buns for 15 minutes.
Serve your Korean cream cheese garlic bread immediately.
Toasting the bread creates a light crust. It makes cutting easier as there's less tendency for the bread to get squished. It also prevents the cream cheese garlic bread from acquiring a soggy texture despite being dunked in the garlic butter mixture.
Keyword Street Food
Easy Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread https://devour.asia/easy-korean-cream-cheese-garlic-bread/ July 1, 2021