mix yeast, water, and sugar and set aside for 5 min
mix flour, onion, and spices.
add yeast mix and oil to flour mix all at once and stir until dough forms.
knead until smooth and elastic and not too sticky, adding more flour if needed. cover with a dish cloth and leave in a warm place (like your oven that was left on the lowest setting for 5 min but be sure to put an oven mitt under the bowl) for about 30 min or until doubled in size.
punch down dough and place on a lightly floured surface. roll out into about a 1/4 inch thick rectangle and sprinkle about 1 1/2 cups of the cheese over top.
roll up lengthwise like a jelly roll and cut into 1 1/2 inch slices (these tend to spread sideways rather than up). place into a greased pan, about an inch apart so when they spread they'll be just touching. i used the bottom of a roasting pan since my lasagna pan was a bit too small. return to the warm place until doubled again (probably more like 20 min this time).
top with the remaining cheese now that there's enough surface area to put it.
bake at 325 for about 30 min or until exposed bread bits are starting to turn a bit golden, cool and pull apart carefully.