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Cheesy Onion Burger Buns

Prep time 35 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield

20

Ingredients

  • 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups very warm water (120° to 130°F)
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

How to Make It

  1. Mix 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large mixer bowl.  Add very warm water and butter to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed with electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.  Add 1 cup flour, or enough flour to make a thick batter.  Beat at high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.  Stir in cheese, onion and enough additional flour to make a soft dough.  Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

  2. Divide dough into 20 equal pieces.  Form each piece into a smooth ball and place on greased baking sheets. Flatten balls to 3 to 4-inch rounds; cover. Let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  3. Bake at 400°F 15 to 20 minutes or until done.  Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

  4. Optional Toppings:  Whisk 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water.  Brush on rolls just before they are ready to go into the oven.  Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese.