* 2 to 2-¼ cups all-purpose flour
* 1 envelope instant yeast
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ½ teaspoon garlic powder
* ½ cup milk
* ¼ cup water
* 2 tablespoons butter
* ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
FOR BRUSHING THE ROLLS:
* 1 tablespoon butter
* ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Combine ¾ cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, salt, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add ¼ cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough; add cheese. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece to a 12-inch rope. Tie loose knot in center and tuck ends under. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. The rolls should sound hollow with tapped.
A couple minutes before the rolls are done, melt the 1 tablespoon butter and stir in garlic powder.
Brush rolls with this immediately after you pull them out of the oven.