Garlic Cheese Bombs

Garlic Cheese Bombs

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I’ve seen this kind of cheese bombs on Pinterest few time ago and searched for a recipe. All the recipes I have seen were using premade biscuit dough. Where I live I can’t find this dough in grocery stores so I decided to try making them from scratch. I already had a delicious recipe for cheddar biscuits so I’ve used it to create these amazing Garlic Cheese Bombs and really worked great. This time I’ve used Mozzarella but cheddar cheese should work as well.


These cheese bombs are easy to prepare even if you make everything from scratch.. should not take you more than 20 minutes to have this prepared and placed in the oven. They are soft and flaky.. and that gooey cheese inside worth all the effort. As holidays are knocking to our doors this recipe might be a great appetizer for this special time of the year.


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  • Makes 18 cheese bombs
  • 2 cups (250g) flour
  • 1 tbsp (15g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp (10g) baking powder
  • 5 tbsp (70g) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup (200g) cold buttermilk
  • For Filling
  • 5 oz (140g) Mozzarella
  • For brushing the tops
  • 2 tbsp (30g) butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and garlic powder. Add the butter cubes, and using a pastry cutter or fork cut the butter until the pieces are no bigger than peas.
  3. Incorporate the cold buttermilk and knead gently to bring it together. Refrigerate the dough for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile cut the Mozzarella in 18 pieces.
  5. Dust the working surface with flour and roll the dough into a 12x15 inch (30x40cm) rectangle. Cut in 18 pieces.
  6. Place a piece of cheese in the middle of each piece of dough and wrap the dough around the cheese making sure the edges are well sealed. Roll in your hands to form a ball and place in the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for about 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
  8. While they bake, prepare the butter mixture. Melt the butter into a small sauce pan, add garlic, parsley and salt and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Brush the tops of the cheese bombs with butter mixture and serve hot.
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Nutrition facts 1 Cheese Bomb (39g) - Calories:121, Fat:6.1g, Saturated Fat:3.8g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0g1, Carbohydrates:12.6g, Sugar:1.3g, Protein:4.1g, Cholesterol:17mg, Calories from Fat 55, Sodium 153mg, Potassium 105mg, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 10%, Iron 4%, Nutrition Grade C+, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On November 06, 2015 at 09:17 pm, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
I AM OBSESSED with this idea!!! I love making things from scratch so this is really perfect!
On November 08, 2015 at 03:38 am, Ohmydish said...
Hi Ella, I'm literally drooling over these garlicky cheese bombs, amazing! Thank you for sharing.

So glad you like them..hope you will try them out soon:)

On November 13, 2015 at 05:47 am, Zubaida said...
I tried them today as evening snacks and yep! the entire family loved them. The buttermilk imparts a really lovely flavour to the outer crust.

I am so glad you all enjoyed them:) thank you for writing me back after trying the recipe

On November 13, 2015 at 08:33 am, Syed Ahsan Ali said...
Hi. I don't have an oven. Can I use a microwave it and still get something like this?

I must say that I don't know .. I am not using microwave so I can not give you an answer on this

On November 18, 2015 at 06:41 am, Sindhiya said...
These look absolutely smashing! Always love the garlic and cheese combo...

I am so glad you like these:) they truly are delicious

On November 19, 2015 at 03:19 am, Vi said...
Can this be made ahead of time and reheated in the microwave the next day, does it retain the crunchiness?

Yes you can do that.. they might retain their crunchiness a bit bot not as much as when you take them right out of the oven. Will still be good though.

On November 21, 2015 at 08:01 am, Mital said...
Hi, Is there a substitute for baking powder which I can use ?

not really... baking powder is the best for this recipe

On November 23, 2015 at 08:51 am, Shane said...
Do i use all purpose flour? OR bread flour?
On November 23, 2015 at 08:55 am, Jai said...
Just wondering if I could change the 3/4 of a cup of buttermilk to just regular milk? Thanks for the idea I'm definitely going to make some ????
On November 24, 2015 at 09:45 am, Claud said...
Can these be made ahead of time? Like the day before Thanksgiving? Then bake them off before dinner?
On November 28, 2015 at 06:30 am, Mohamed said...
Hello, I hope you are well, many THANKS for your creative recipes, I tried this one, but after I added buttermilk and mixed, the dough was sticking to my hands, glass bowl, and working surface :) even after it is refrigerated, I could not be able to roll and form it till I dust my hands, table rolling pin continuously with flour. And after baking to be golden lower and upper, when I ate it tastes great but you can see and feel moisture dough, What is wrong with my ingredients, could you help please? Kind Regards,
On December 10, 2015 at 07:53 pm, Cathy said...
If you were going to freeze them, would you freeze before you bake or after?
On December 30, 2015 at 09:34 am, Reen said...
I can't find buttermilk. What would be a good substitute? Thanks. I'll let you knwo how they turn out :)

use 150 g of yogurt + 50g of milk. Hope they turned good for you

On January 08, 2016 at 12:15 pm, Zaineb said...
Is it okay to prepare the dough overnight? I have a brunch party tomorrow and would like to bake them.

Sorry.. didn;t notice your comment on time.. did you try it after all? Never prepared the dough a day before.. it might work well if refrigerated

On April 06, 2016 at 11:13 am, Lema said...
Looks mouth-watering, reminds me of pizza! I'm definitely trying this one out soon.
On July 01, 2016 at 12:55 am, Nazira Satar said...
Finally a recipe from scratch! I always saw this kind of recipe on pinterest as well but don't have the pre made dough so thank you so much. It looks delicious!
On July 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm, Fatima said...
I baked these and they turned out perfectly and taste amazing! I wish I could post a picture a picture. This recipe was awesome, thank you!!!
On October 08, 2016 at 12:41 pm, Milena said...
Incredibly delicios appetisers! I prepared them yesterday for a birthday party - these were one of the hits of the evening! Today I had to prepare them again! And I guess they will become the favourite "bomb" for school breakfast of my children! Thank you very much for sharing with us the recipe!

I am so glad to hear that Milena.. glad to be of help

On June 19, 2017 at 11:26 pm, Dinu said...
I tried this recipe. it is loved by my family and relatives. had a great taste and a nice aroma too. but it was a bit harder. what could be the reason for it. also it was not flaky.
On September 19, 2019 at 09:56 am, ellen manalo said...
Hi Ella! May i know what kind of flour did you use, all purpose or bread flour? Thanks in advance for replying <3

Hi Ellen.

I use all purpose flour. 


Hi Ellen.

I use all purpose flour. 

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