Sunday, October 23, 2011

Caramelized Onion Rolls - Whole Wheat

Caramelized Onion Rolls - Whole Wheat recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

The third time proved to be the charm for my hamburger bun making attempts. This time I went straight to King Arthur for a proven recipe. These buns were soft, with an incredible flavor and aroma from the warm onions. I  made these to go with Smokey Grilled Chicken Bacon Cheeseburgers last week and it was a great combination!

Caramelized Onion Rolls
recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
(printable recipe)

3/4 cup lukewarm water (adjust this as needed, up to one cup total)
1 tablespoon yeast
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour, I used freshly ground hard white wheat
2 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted or room temperature
1 large egg

1/4 cup caramelized onions
Optional: 1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water, I completely forgot this step
Optional: 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Combine all of the dough ingredients in a large bowl and mix, then knead, whether by hand or mixer or machine. Knead them until they form a soft, somewhat tacky dough.

Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, large enough for the dough to double in size. Cover with a thin towel and let rise about an hour, until it is doubled in size.

Transfer the dough to a lightly greased baking sheet and press/roll/pat it into roughly a 12x17 rectangle. Sprinkle the dough with the caramelized onions and then roll the dough into a log. Using a knife, divide the dough into 8 slices. Place the buns onto a lightly greased baking sheet and then press down on them, flattening them to about 3" wide. Cover the rolls again and let rise about an hour, or until they are puffy.

Towards the end of the rise time, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Just prior to baking, either glaze the rolls with the egg wash (I forgot this step) or brush the rolls with butter. Bake the rolls at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and the feel set to the touch.

Remove to wire rack to cool.Store in an airtight container if not eaten immediately. Enjoy!

Caramelized Onion Rolls - Whole Wheat recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


  1. This must be yummy.Loev caramelized onions and was so happy to find a recepie to make a batch:)

  2. I really need to be at your house at dinnertime.

  3. If Sue comes to your house, I am coming with her.

  4. Oh, wow. I'm making these soon! I've been looking for a great hamburger bun recipe! YUM!

  5. I love how the onion is swirled into them, they look wonderful!

  6. Yum,I love the onions in the rolls. These rolls would make any kind of sandwich taste great.

  7. I'm coming to dinner at your house with everyone else :)
    I love onion rolls..and these again look so yummy
    Do I say that enough?

  8. You all would be welcome. Thank you so much for the sweet comments. You've made me grin. Have a fabulous day!

  9. I bet those were so amazingly flavorful!

  10. Oh those look fabulously delicious! Have to try this!