Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dave's Favorite Cheddar Onion Rolls!

With snowflakes dotting the chilly breezes, no one wants to be outside for too long anymore. We just "closed up" our deck last week - Boo hoo! Goodbye, picnic table, benches, flower stands, and much miscellaneous until 2015! It's time now to move the entertaining indoors, so as soon as we got things packed up outside, we invited friends inside. Last Sunday, we had a grand time with four other couples for an at-home "Dinner and a Movie". It was a pot luck with styrofoam plates and paper napkins .... Dave and I have resolved that it's not always the place settings, the elaborate
menus, the tablecloths, etc., that makes a table beautiful, but it's the people around the table that make it special. And special it was. No one went home hungry - such great food! And everyone went home inspired - such a great movie! 

I served these cheddar onion knots as sandwich buns that night, though they also make terrific dinner rolls too. This is one of  Dave's all-time favorite recipes. When EZ DOH first came out, this recipe was included as a package insert. It also won blue ribbons at two different county fairs. I promise - THEY'RE TASTY!!! 

Cheddar Onion Knots
½ Cup warm water
1 Tbsp/packet Red Star Platinum Yeast
½ Cup milk, warmed
1 ½ sugar
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
½ tsp. dried onion
1 tsp. salt
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 ½ Cups unbleached, all-purpose flour

Place warm water and yeast in EZ DOH bucket and stir to dissolve yeast. Let rest 1 minute. Add one cup of flour, then additional dough ingredients. EZ DOH-it for 2-3 minutes, or until dough is smooth and soft and all ingredients are incorporated. Remove dough from bucket, spray bucket with cooking spray, “smooth” dough by patting or pulling sides gently under into a ball shape and replace in bucket. Cover and let rise until doubled.
Remove dough from bucket. Punch down and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a short rope – 8-12” long. “Tie” each rope, making a knot (In the pic, I’ve tucked the ends of the knot under the roll. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Let rise 10-20 minutes. Before placing in oven, beat one eg with a small amount of water and brush the knots with the mixture. Sprinkle with additional cheddar cheese or seeds. Bake at 375 for about 17 minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy!! 

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  1. Hi Karen! They are really tasty and easy to make, too! Hope you give them a try! Happy Thanksgiving!


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