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    Caramelized Onion Buns

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    45 mins

    Miraklegirl's Note:

    From the Toronto Star. I haven't made these yet but they sound amazing! Let me know what you think.

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    • 1 egg white
    • 1 tablespoon water


    1. 1
      For dough, put yeast, sugar, salt, 3 cups flour, water, eggs and butter in mixing bowl.
    2. 2
      Beat on high for 3 to 5 minutes, until very smooth.
    3. 3
      Using a wooden spoon, stir in 3 cups flour.
    4. 4
      Add flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough becomes too stiff to stir.
    5. 5
      Turn out onto work surface and continue to add remaining flour, kneading, until dough is smooth, 7 to 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      (Use last 1/4 cup flour only if needed to prevent sticking.) Grease large bowl.
    7. 7
      Add dough, turning to coat.
    8. 8
      Cover and leave in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
    9. 9
      For onions, melt butter in skillet over low heat.
    10. 10
      Add onions, garlic, salt and pepper.
    11. 11
      Cover and cook, stirring often, 10 to 12 minutes or until very soft.
    12. 12
      Sprinkle in sugar.
    13. 13
      Increase heat to medium-low.
    14. 14
      Stir until onions are very brown but not scorched (2-3 minutes).
    15. 15
      Add Worcestershire, scrape up browned bits and simmer, stirring until juices evaporate.
    16. 16
    17. 17
      To make buns, punch down dough and knead in onions until evenly distributed.
    18. 18
      Divide and roll into 10 smooth round buns.
    19. 19
      Place on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
    20. 20
      Cover and let rest 30 minutes.
    21. 21
      For glaze, whisk egg whites with water and brush over each bun.
    22. 22
      Bake buns in two batches in the centre of a preheated 375°F oven for 20 to 22 minutes, until golden brown and tops start to sound hollow when tapped.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 05, 2008


      In my 4+ years of making homemade buns, these are undoubtedly the best. I actually caught DH (who is a self-proclaimed MEAT ONLY kinda guy) eating the buns by themselves. Since there was only two of us, I halved the recipe and did get five HUGE buns! I used Smart Balance butter and halved the amount called for in the dough. Everything worked fine. Since I loved the smell of the onions, I actually saved some of them to sprinkle ontop of the buns before baking too. Great touch. Finally, because I like softer bun tops, I skipped the egg and water step and would do the same again. FANTASIC recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • on February 03, 2013


      Very nice sandwich roll, like the onion flavor, but I should have added more. That's not the recipe fault as I did not use the full amount listed as I was afraid that the moist onions might ruin my dough - which is probably not the case. Slice well, with a nice soft inside that will hold up well for sandwiches no matter what kind. These have been enjoyed by everyone that tried them. The dough was lovely to work with and had a nice rise to it.

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    • on March 05, 2012


      Too sweet for my taste, but my husband liked them. I agree with the person who doubled the onion and garlic amounts -- next time I would do the same, and maybe cut down on the sugar. Plus try adding some dried herbs like thyme and sage.

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    Nutritional Facts for Caramelized Onion Buns

    Serving Size: 1 (2031 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 522.6
    Calories from Fat 130
    Total Fat 14.5 g
    Saturated Fat 8.0 g
    Cholesterol 104.9 mg
    Sodium 965.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 83.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 12.7 g
    Protein 13.5 g

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