Sari's Cheesy Onion Buns
Serves: 1 dozen
  • 3 medium onions, sliced into half moons
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ⅔ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 frozen basil cubes, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. On a cookie sheet, toss the sliced onions with the oil, sugar, and spices. Roast the onions for 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally, till deep golden brown. (You can also saute the onions on low heat for 30-45 minutes for the same effect.)
  3. Meanwhile, make the dough. Combine yeast, sugar, and water in the bowl of a mixer and let it sit for a few minutes until the yeast starts to bubble. Add the salt, flour, and oil, and mix the dough till fully combined, and continue to knead for another 7-8 minutes. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, cover, and let rise 1 hour.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the ricotta, mozzarella, and caramelized onions. Add salt and pepper to taste and basil, if desired. Set aside.
  5. Raise the oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a rectangle approximately 12x20 inches. Spread the cheese filling evenly over the dough and roll up the dough into a log. Slice the finished log into 12 slices and place one roll into each cup of the prepared muffin tin.
  7. Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes till golden brown and bubbling. Serve hot or warm.
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