Everything Onion Buns
Aromatic with a flavourful crunchy topping and a soft interior studded with onions.
    Servings
    12buns
    Servings
    12buns
    Ingredients
    Everything Topping
    Sautéed Onions
    Buns
    Instructions
    Everything Topping
    1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
    Sautéed Onions
    1. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat melt butter. When butter is hot add onions and salt, sauté until softened and slightly caramelized, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, allow to cool to room temperature.
    Buns
    1. In the bowl of a stand mixer stir together water, sugar and yeast. Allow to sit for 10 minutes until foamy. To the yeast mixture add sautéed onion, 1 egg, butter, salt and 2 cups of bread flour. Stir to thoroughly combine. Set mixing bowl on stand mixer fitted with dough hook and knead mixture at low speed adding flour a 1/4 cup at a time. Allow all flour to be absorbed before adding more. Knead until dough pulls away from the sides and bottom of bowl, approximately 8-10 minutes.
    2. Coat a large bowl with oil or non stick spray. Form dough into a ball and place in greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm and draft free area until doubled in size, approximately 1 hour.
    3. Remove dough and knead 2-3 times to deflate and remove any air. Divide dough into 12 equal portions. They should be approximately 88 grams each. Roll buns into desired shape. I used a kaiser knot so the topping had more crevices to adhere to, however a simple round roll will also work. Place shaped buns onto a parchment lined 18″x13″ baking sheet and cover with greased plastic wrap or damp kitchen towel. Allow to rise in a warm draft free area until they have doubled in size, approximately 45-60 minutes.
    4. Preheat oven to 400℉. Whith a fork whisk egg with 1 Tbsp of water. Brush egg wash over the entire top of the buns and sprinkle generously with the Everything Topping mixture. Bake for approximately 23-25 minutes until golden brown and the internal temperature has reached 200℉. Remove from oven and slide buns onto a cooling rack and allow to cool.
    Recipe Notes

    85℉ is optimal for proofing if your oven has a proof setting or the ability to be set that low.

    Recipe Source:  Compelled To Cook

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