July 16th, 2008

onion bacon and cheese buns

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ok quick – take a piece of paper and a pencil and write down three of your favorite foods. don’t think about it, just write them down. are you finished? good. let’s review. the correct answers were onions, cheese and bacon. how’d you do? 2 out of 3? not bad, you get a gold star. hang your work on your fridge. now let’s get started.

rolled cheesy dough

the instructions for these buns look a bit complicated, but believe me, this recipes is easy. there are 2 hour-long rising periods for the bread, but you can also leave it in your fridge to rise overnight and whip them up in the morning for brunch.

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and the best part? these buns are basically an entire breakfast on the go. you’ve got your bread, bacon, and cheese – slap a fried egg on one of these, and you almost at a fully balanced meal (just add OJ).

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loaded cheesy dough 1

onion bacon and cheese buns
adapted from the internet. makes about 16 buns.

3/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1 egg (beaten)
3 1/2 – 4 cups flour
4 tsp instant yeast
1 1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup green onion
1/3 cup white/yellow onion
1 Tbsp garlic (minced)
2/3 cup cooked crispy chopped bacon
2 1/2 cups Gruyere cheese

1. to make the dough, heat the water, milk and water in a sauce pan just until the butter melts (do not boil). pour mixture into a large bowl and allow to cool. add honey and 1 1/2 cups flour, mix until smooth. add egg and yeast and mix until smooth. allow to sit for 15 minutes uncovered.

2. add salt and 1 cup of flour. pour dough onto a floured surface and slowly add remaining flour until it no longer sticks. knead for 8-10 minutes. place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise in warm place for about an hour.

3. while the dough is rising, melt butter for the filling in a saucepan. add the garlic and saute. add the onions until they are tender. add in bacon and stir until combined. remove from heat and set aside to cool.

4. after the dough has risen, pour onto a floured surface. punch down into a small rectangle and roll out to a 12×24 inch rectangle. pour filling evenly onto the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch around all edges. sprinkle half of cheese on top of the filling.

5. fold over the 1/2 inch of dough on the edges and roll the dough lengthwise into a jellyroll. pinch the seam closed with your finger. cute the jelly roll into 16 pieces. place each piece into a lightly greased muffin tin. cover with a towl and let rise for another hour.

6. when they have doubled in size, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes. let them rest for 5 minutes in the tins before trying to get them out to cool on a wire rack.

50 Comments for onion bacon and cheese buns - why not leave some love?

  1. bunny says:

    your absolutely right put and egg in there and it’s breakfast, great idea the kids will love it!

  2. Y says:

    Those look like a great snack. How could anyone say no to cheese, onion and bacon 🙂

  3. jo says:

    these look really YUM! will definitely try it out one week-end.

  4. Ashley says:

    Ooo yes these look so good. I love the idea. I must save the recipe!

  5. Becky says:

    oh goodness. bacon, cheese and onions. i’m in heaven!

  6. wentong says:

    these look too good. i’m itching to try it out, even though i have a fear of yeast breads after failing a couple of times. and the use of the muffin tin is genius!

  7. bunny says:

    pete once again you’ve come up with a terrific recipe! i have just tagged you for a meme, come to my blog for the details.

  8. Those look absolutely delicious and very creative.

  9. Karly says:

    Oh. My. Word. I’m drooling.

  10. Hashim says:

    Looks delicious!! will try it 🙂

  11. paresh says:

    nice recipe, thanks for sharing.

  12. Brandon M. Sergent says:

    Delicious, no question.


    Why am I reminded of the colon blow SNL skit? 😛

  13. Munchbrother says:

    Wow these would be fantastic with a lovely soup or even just with a cuppa

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  15. Madeline says:

    Whoa, these look SO good! Definitely three of my favorite ingredients. I’ll be making these right away.

  16. Stop Smoking says:

    These look absolutely amazing. I just had lunch and a slice of my birthday cake but after seeing these little devils, I want one ASAP!!

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  18. Becky says:

    These are delicious! I made them last weekend and they were a big hit, gone very quickly! They were a lot easier to make than I expected. I have company coming this weekend and plan on making them again. I love your site and am definitely going to try some more of your recipes.

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  20. Serena says:

    I made these for my family and they loved them. Don’t understand the need for folding over 1/2″ of dough around edges. Also, used cheddar cheese instead of gruyere (didn’t have any). I love the dough without the filling (the end pieces didn’t have as much filling as the centre pieces). Interesting technique. Will definitely make again. Thanks for a great site.

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  23. Lynne says:

    Hi Pete, I made these buns last night to have with home made soup. I have to say they were absolutly delish. I think I will make a double batch next time and freeze them to take to work. Keep the recipes comming…good work.

  24. Mondo says:

    can’t wait to try this one. bacon, onion, and cheese? hells yeah!

  25. Irene says:

    I just got the ingredients this morning, I’m gonna try this tomorrow! Thanks.

  26. Dawna says:

    sounds yum was wondering how well theyd freeze… thinking for my son going to University and eating on the run.

  27. YUM! These looks so delicious. I’ve never had them before but I’m eager to try. Thanks for the great recipe. Can’t wait to make them.

  28. kobie says:

    these buns are so good. i have made them so many times and everyone loves them. the house smells so good and they dont even get a chance to cool b4 they are all gone. worth making.

  29. tif says:

    i already knew i was half in love with you because of the delicious successes of your kitchen, but now that i know you can “cute the jelly roll” while making awesome cheese buns, you are truly my hero. thanks pete.

  30. tif says:

    but why is there a comment about colon cleansing in this list, it’s rather worrying…

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  32. Jen says:

    Wow! I made these together with my 11y.o son as these are his favourite rolls but cost us $2.50AU each at the local bakery. we ommited the onions at his request, added more bacon and cooked them as a pull-a-part in a baking dish. We are very impressed and will continue to try other recipes from you Pete. Mums hero 🙂 Thanks.

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  34. Elaine says:

    Make these fairly regularly now. Mix the cheeses around with whatever I have on hand, and bake them in a pan much like cinnamon buns. These are beyond devine! Am addicted to this website with all its various scrumcious recipes!!!

  35. animojhie says:

    hello. i really like the recipe!… But the Gruyere cheese is not available in any of the local stores so, i’d like to ask if it is okay that i can use cheddar cheese instead of the Gruyere cheese..thanks:)

  36. David says:

    I just finished making them. I didn’t put the cheese in but something didn’t turn out right. The top was not browned and it’s very bubbly in texture. But tasted pretty good.

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  49. Greg says:

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