Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 349: Ilene's Cheesy Onion Rolls

This has been a family favorite of my family since I was a little kid. As I got older and learned how to make these rolls I would make them for family functions. It is a easy roll recipe to mix up. I decided it would be fun to try it in the dutch oven. Actually when cooked right they work out  really well. I can just taste them now. If you were to make them in a regular oven then you just cut rectangles instead of circles.You make a top and a bottom. So cut two pieces for each roll instead of folding over the circle in the dutch oven recipe. This is a great recipe to try just in time for the holidays.

Ilene's Cheesy Onion Rolls
14" dutch oven

2 cups buttermilk
½ cup sugar
½ tsp soda
4 ½  tsp yeast or 2 pkgs yeast
½ cup lukewarm water
2 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp shortening
5 to 5 ½ cup flour enough to make it ball around spoon while mixing
2 cubes butter
1 chopped med onion
1 package shredded cheese
Pam cooking spray

Soak yeast in ½ cup lukewarm water with 2 tbsp sugar added. Heat buttermilk to lukewarm
and add other ingredients. Add yeast and then add flour last. Added enough flour to make dough ball around spoon. Leave in mixing bowl, cover with towel and let rise. Punch down roll out dough, cut out with round cutter. Spray dutch oven with Pam. Put pat of butter inside roll and then fold in half. Add pats of butter to tops of rolls.  Fill dutch oven till full of rolls. You may have a small amount of dough left. Cut onion and add to top of rolls. Let rise cover with towel. Cook  for approximately 35 min using 1 ring of coals on top and one ring of coals on bottom. Check on occasion to make sure they don't get over cooked.  When they look light brown add melted butter and shredded cheese to your desired amount.

Caramelize onions in brown sugar and butter. Cook bacon and cut in to bit size pieces.  Add onions , bacon and cheese to tops or rolls.
 The Finished Product

 With out the cheese on top yet and made at home.

Now I have to tell you this was a pic from our compitition. For some reason the yeast did not work that well that day. Every time we have made them at home they turn out to perfection.

The Review
Well like I said this has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. Although at first it was not one of Randy's favorites in the begining. It took me making them in the dutch oven for him to really like them. It will always be one of my favorite rolls. I love the buttermilk along with the yummy cheese taste and of the onions. You may just want to try it sometime during the holidays. We give this recipe an A.

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