1/2 Photos of Onion Buns
2 hrs 25 mins
I was looking to put a spin on my Grilled Blue Cheese Butter Burgers and I came across this fabulous recipe. It was easy and the aroma filled the house while making the dough and while baking the buns. From KA: Why bake your own sandwich buns? Because homemade is SO much better than store-bought. These soft, golden buns feature a subtle spiral of dried onion, giving them incredible aroma and marvelous flavor. They're perfect for all kinds of sandwiches—and hamburgers, of course.
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- 3/4 cup water, lukewarm (up to 1 cup)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large egg
- 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, King Arthur
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon instant yeast
- 3 tablespoons instant minced onion
- 1 egg white, beaten with
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1**Water: Use the lesser amount in summer (or in a humid environment), the greater amount in winter (or in a dry climate), and somewhere in between the rest of the year, or if your house is climate controlled.
- 2To make the dough: Combine all of the dough ingredients, and mix and knead them—by hand, mixer, or bread machine—to make a soft, somewhat tacky dough.
- 3Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl or other container large enough to allow it to at least double in bulk, cover, and let it rise for about 60 to 70 minutes, till it's just about doubled.
- 4Transfer the dough to a lightly greased work surface, and pat/roll it into a 12" x 17" rectangle.
- 5Sprinkle the dough with the minced onion, and press/roll it into the surface gently.
- 6Starting with a short (12") end, roll the dough into a log, sealing the ends and side seam.
- 7Cut the log into eight slices. A pair of scissors works very well here.
- 8Place the buns on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, flattening them to about 3" wide. Cover them, and allow them to rise till they're very puffy, about 1 hour. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 375°F.
- 9Uncover the buns, brush them with the beaten egg white/water, and sprinkle with seeds, if desired.
- 10Bake the buns for 20 to 25 minutes, until they're golden brown and feel set when you poke them.
- 11Remove them from the oven, and cool on a rack. When completely cool, wrap in plastic, and store at room temperature.
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Nutritional Facts for Onion Buns
Serving Size: 1 (104 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 272.2
- Calories from Fat 37
- Total Fat 4.1 g
- Saturated Fat 2.1 g
- Cholesterol 30.8 mg
- Sodium 407.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 50.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
- Sugars 7.1 g
- Protein 7.7 g