Caramelized Onion Rolls

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    1hr 20mins
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Serve straight from the oven for a special and satisfying treat. Beautiful with a peppery green salad for lunch or a light supper.

recipe updated Oct 20, 2018


  • Active dried yeast icon
    Active dried yeast
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
  • Water icon
  • Egg icon
  • Buttermilk icon
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
  • Nutmeg icon
    as needed
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
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  • kCook icon Pastry brush
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Round pan - 12"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
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  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet
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Step preview

  1. Get a clean small bowl
  2. Add active dried yeast
  3. Add granulated sugar
  4. Add warm water
  5. Whisk briefly until combined
  6. Add egg
  7. Add buttermilk
  8. Mix until combined
  9. Get a clean medium bowl
  10. Add all purpose flour
  11. Add sea salt
  12. Mix briefly until combined
  13. Transfer yeast mixture to dough
  14. Mix until combined
  15. Add softened unsalted butter
  16. Mix until dough forms
  17. Knead for 10min with dough hook until elastic
  18. Grease a large mixing bowl
  19. Transfer dough and cover
  20. Let rise large mixing bowl for 1h until doubled
  21. Get a clean medium bowl
  22. Add sliced red onion
  23. Add fresh thyme
  24. Get a clean large cast iron skillet
  25. Add unsalted butter
  26. Heat
  27. Transfer onion mixture to onions
  28. Cook for 30min on low heat
  29. Add finely grated nutmeg and mix
  30. Grease a round pan
  31. Punch down dough
  32. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  33. Roll out
  34. Get a clean small bowl
  35. Add unsalted butter
  36. Melt in microwave on low heat
  37. Brush butter with dough
  38. Spread onion mixture with dough
  39. Season with salt & pepper
  40. Roll
  41. Cut
  42. Arrange dough in round pan
  43. Brush butter with round pan and cover
  44. Let rise for 30min until doubled
  45. Pre-heat
  46. Bake for 30min until golden brown
  47. Let cool
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