These little bread bites have a perfect little nugget of cheese inside that makes them quite addictive.
2 hrs 20 min
In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in water and stir in yeast and let stand about 5 minutes or until frothy. Whisk in 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the butter, basil and garlic. Stir in the flour and salt until combined. Turn out onto floured surface and knead adding a bit more flour if
necessary until soft dough forms. Place in buttered bowl; cover and let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
Cut dough into 16 equal pieces and roll each into small balls. Tuck 1 cube of cheese into each piece and roll again into a ball. Place balls into buttered 8 inch (2 L) round baking pan, leaving space in-between them. Cover and let rise about 1 hour or until doubled. Brush dough with remaining butter and sprinkle with hard cheese.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool slightly before pulling apart to eat.