Thanksgiving Onion Rolls

Thanksgiving Onion Rolls

We are making our own bread rolls this Thanksgiving… and boy are they good!  They take some prep time but a majority of the time is just waiting for the bread to rise. 


  • 1/3 cup dried onions (preferred chopped onions)
  • 21g honey
  • 7g salt
  • 21g whisked whole egg
  • 21g oil
  • 7g yeast
  • 450g flour
  • 240g water

Makes 24-28 rolls


  1. Hydrate onions with boiling hot water. 

2. In a separate bowl, mix together honey, salt, whole egg, oil, yeast, and flour.

It’s easier to place the bowl in the scale and then tare and weigh each ingredient as it is added.

3. Set onions aside.  Use the extra onion water as part of the 240g of water.  Then add however much water you need to in order to have 240g water.

4. Mix together.  If using a mixer, use the dough hook on the 2nd speed for about 10 minutes.

the kitchenaid working hard for you!

5. Cover container with plastic wrap and place mixed dough container into a warm place for 2 hours and let it rise.  

for our warm place, we heated a cup of water and then placed the warm water and bowl in the microwave and closed the door for 2 hours

after 2 hours of rising! It’s ALIVE! 

6. Slice dough into 1g piece and roll into balls.  Then squash the round balls with the heel of your hand into the hydrated onions until the balls are flattened to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.

7. Place on a cookie sheet

8. Cover the cookie sheet with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm location for 1 hour.

9. Preheat oven to 400 degrees during the last bread proofing stage.   

10. Remove plastic wrap and bake until the tops are brown.  This is about 11 minutes in a convection oven and 15 minutes in a conventional oven.

They are done! They smell delicious! 

11. And… voila! Smells good! Freshly baked onion rolls!

As with most fresh breads, they do not store well.  They must be eaten within 2-3 days!  Not a problem in this carb-loving house!

You could always mix in poppy seeds, garlic, cheese, or whatever else you can think of to the mix!  

Hopefully this has inspired to you to bake your own bread for Thanksgiving!

This post was featured at Confessions of a Plate Addict. To see other great Thanksgiving ideas, go here!

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1 Comment

  1. November 13, 2013 / 6:26 pm

    Oh I would love these. Thanks for the recipe and Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty