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Cheesy Herbed Onion Buns

>> Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Monday everyone!! Hope you all had a great weekend. We did! We went for our first hike of the season to Lake Serene yesterday and I was dead tired after that. It was an 8 mile hike, 4 miles in one direction and we gained about 2400 ft elevation. The first two miles were pretty easy and we covered it in 45 mins or so, but once we reached the fork to Bridal Veils falls and the Lake Serene, and hiked towards Lake Serene, it was really tough. We just kept climbing for the rest of the 2 miles and it took us about an hour and a half. The sad thing was it was all foggy and we couldn't see a thing at all as we approached the top. But it was awesome exercise.

I have been planning to make some savory buns for a while now and baked these on Friday, so that we could take them along with us on the hike to munch on! :) The herbs and onions in it makes these buns a great combo with your evening tea.

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The recipe is inspired from CookingBread.com’s Cheese Triple Onion Bacon Bun Recipe. I, of course, skipped the bacon and instead of Gruyere Cheese, I used a mix of Asiago and Cheddar cheese.

Cheesy Herbed Onion Bun

3/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup liquid honey
1 egg, beaten
3 – 4 cups bread flour
2, 1/4 oz packets of instant quick rise yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp dried parsley

For the filling:
1 tbsp butter
half a red onion, chopped finely
2 shallots, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp dried chives
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar
1 1/2 cups grated asiago

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Heat the water, milk and butter in a sauce pan till the butter has just melted. Do not let it boil. Keep aside till it cools down to a temperature of 110-115 deg. Add in the honey and the lightly beaten egg and yeast in to. Mix well and let it rest for 15 mins or so. Mix in about 1 1/2 cups of flour and pour it out onto a floured surface. Slowly add in the remaining flour, till it stops sticking to the counter top and your hands. Knead for 8-10 mins. Oil a bowl and transfer the dough to it. Make sure all sides of the dough are well oiled. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and keep in a warm place till it doubles in volume, for about an hour or so.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a sauce pan and add in the rest of the ingredients and sauté well. Set aside to cool.

After the dough has risen, pour it out onto a lightly floured surface. Punch it down into a small rectangle and roll it out. Spread the filling on the dough, leaving about half an inch on the sides. Sprinkle half the cheese on top of the filling. Fold the sides of the dough a little so that the filling doesn't get out. Roll the dough like a jelly roll and cut into 1/2 inch slices. Place each buns on a greased baking sheet and cover with a plastic wrap and let rise. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top of it. Preheat the oven to 350F and bake the bins for about 15-20 mins. Cool for 5 mins or so and they are ready to be devoured.

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I am sending this over to YeastSpotting.

42 comments:

Rush June 15, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

hot onion buns
hot onion buns
very tempting..i am a bread freak!!

meeso June 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

Those look delicious!

Sathya Sankar June 15, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

Delicious buns ! Love the filling :)

Gita June 15, 2009 at 3:06 PM  

wow...8 miles hike..you must be very much tired! Nice onion buns...they look so scrumptious :)

Padma June 15, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

Delicious buns... love the flavor of onions in it :)

Kalai June 15, 2009 at 4:23 PM  

Lovely bread! I love the combo of onion, cheese and herbs you've used. :)

Reeni♥ June 15, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

Those buns look so delicious! The filling sounds divine especially with two types of cheese!

Sig June 15, 2009 at 5:44 PM  

I've never done Lake Serene, but have heard that it is very scenic and totally worth the effort. Too bad it was foggy, but glad you enjoyed the exercize part.

Nithya Praveen June 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM  

They look delicious....tempting!

Chef Fresco June 15, 2009 at 6:46 PM  

Your hike sounds awesome, and these buns even better! Yum!!

girlichef June 15, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

LEFT OUT THE BACON! (are you a vegetarian??) Either way, these look absolutely amazing.

5 Star Foodie June 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM  

These sound scrumptious with cheese and herbs and onions! Yum!

RAKS KITCHEN June 15, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

Wow,really looks amazing! I am mouthwatering!!seriously!!

Pavithra June 15, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

oh wow thats looking gorgeous and soft ..wish to have one

Prathibha June 15, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

Delicious buns..Loved the golden crust..really tempting..

veena June 15, 2009 at 9:59 PM  

Onion Buns ..
wow ...it looks so tempting ..nice clicks too

Arch June 15, 2009 at 10:05 PM  

They look awesome !! and your hike sounds interesting...ages since i went on one...great that you enjoyed your hike...

Superchef June 15, 2009 at 10:25 PM  

Thanks everyone! :)

@girlichef - yes, I am a vegetarian and yeah, its kinda sad i had to leave out the bacon. Im thinking of making some again with the bacon for my husband :)

jayasri June 16, 2009 at 12:14 AM  

hi, superchef you really are!, wow you are a darn good baker, sorry for saying like that!, my God!, they are all too good!, and the photos are exotic..., fabulous and tempting..., the photography is simply superb! I loved everything... I still have to explore your blog and book mark some of the recipes

Happy cook June 16, 2009 at 2:48 AM  

I am sure bookmarking this; i canimagine the delicous arom coming from your ovan when you bake them.

Parita June 16, 2009 at 2:52 AM  

Buns look great, i love the onion filling!

Kayal June 16, 2009 at 3:21 AM  

The Buns looks so yummy. Its really good combo with tea

Pooja June 16, 2009 at 4:29 AM  

they look too good ! oh my god u went for 8 miles..thats pretty long but a good exercise

Laavanya June 16, 2009 at 6:59 AM  

Oh those look so fluffy, soft and i love the onion & cheese addition. 8 miles is a loong trek but it must've been quite a workout.

Mangala Bhat June 16, 2009 at 8:15 AM  

They look awsoem ..looks like had great time ..Cool!!

Pooja June 16, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

Wow delicious buns! Wish I could grab a few :D

Usha June 16, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

The bread looks wonderful, I can imagine the taste of this one!

Priya June 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

Wowww just feel like picking those yummy and flavourful buns SC!!

Ramya Vijaykumar June 16, 2009 at 2:59 PM  

Flavorful and aromatic tea time buns!!! They have turned out well!!!

Ramya Bala June 16, 2009 at 5:44 PM  

The picture itself is very tempting!Yummy

Varsha Vipins June 16, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

Nice buns there..me too make my bread savory with shallots n spices..perfect with some scramble stuffed in..:)

Susan/Wild Yeast June 17, 2009 at 8:29 AM  

Thanks for joining YeastSpotting with these delicious buns!

Poornima Nair June 17, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

Thats a great bread Manju, love the flavors you have used. Just the thing you need after a hike.

anudivya June 18, 2009 at 5:28 PM  

I love savory buns and these look soft and great, just like they should be.
Would it be weird if I said "Great buns there!" LOL.

MARIE June 19, 2009 at 12:40 PM  

HELP - I just went to bake them so I could smell that cheese oozing out of your gorgeous photos BUT THE YEAST IS 8 OUNCES?????? please tell me if that is really true???? (2, 4 oz. packets?) Can't wait to get them in the oven!!!

Superchef June 19, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
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Elra June 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

Sounds really tempting!

Superchef June 19, 2009 at 3:28 PM  

thanks Elra, for visiting my blog!!

Namratha June 19, 2009 at 6:50 PM  

Mmmm these sound and look so yummy!

Superchef June 23, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

@ Marie,
its actually 2 1/4 oz packets..that was a typo!! sorry about that.

Chef E June 24, 2009 at 2:53 AM  

ummm! this would put me into a bread coma if there was one!

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