Caramelized Onion Buns

Recipe by Miraklegirl
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




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