French Onion Sandwich Rolls

French Onion Sandwich Rolls - made easy with your breach machine. You don't have to have a bread machine to make them though. They are SO good!!

I have been making these French Onion Sandwich Rolls for well over 15 years now.  They’re my favorite thing in the whole wide world to serve my Pepperoncini Beef & Spicy Pop Pulled Pork on – and burgers? Oh my! These are so good as burger buns. I really haven’t found a sandwich these aren’t good on. Well, I guess they wouldn’t be so great on peanut butter & jelly sandwiches… unless onions & peanut butter are your thing. If so, go at it. 😉 :p

I make the dough for these in my bread machine. I absolutely adore my bread machine, y’all! It gives me the same convenience that a crockpot gives me for a main course… but it’s bread.

French Onion Sandwich Rolls - made easy with your breach machine. You don't have to have a bread machine to make them though. They are SO good!!

French Onion Sandwich Rolls - made easy with your breach machine. You don't have to have a bread machine to make them though. They are SO good!!

If you don’t have a bread machine & don’t want to have one (if you do get one, I’ve had this one for years & years and love it) – you can refer to this fantastic guide to convert a bread machine recipe into a ‘by hand’ one.

In your bread machine, add 3/4 cup lukewarm milk, 5 tablespoons lukewarm water, 3 tablespoons softened butter, 1.5 teaspoons of salt, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1/2 cup diced sauteed onion (sauteed until just tender, I like red onion for color), 3 cups bread flour (or all purpose) and 2.5 teaspoons of yeast according to the directions of the manufacturer. For my bread machine, you add all liquids first, then dry ingredients – and make a well in the top of the flour with your finger for the yeast to go. Set the bread maker on the dough cycle.

French Onion Sandwich Rolls - made easy with your breach machine. You don't have to have a bread machine to make them though. They are SO good!!

Once the cycle has completed, remove the dough from the pan & knead lightly on a floured surface.

French Onion Sandwich Rolls - made easy with your breach machine. You don't have to have a bread machine to make them though. They are SO good!!

Cut into 8 equal pieces. I use a bench scrape for this.

French Onion Sandwich Rolls - made easy with your breach machine. You don't have to have a bread machine to make them though. They are SO good!!

Form into balls & gently flatten with your hands just a little. If they keep shrinking back, just let them relax for a couple minutes before flattening. Place on a baking sheet & cover loosely with a kitchen towel – set in a draft free place for an hour to rise.

After they have risen, brush lightly with a mixture of a little egg white & water. Sprinkle on a few sauteed onions on each roll.

French Onion Sandwich Rolls - made easy with your breach machine. You don't have to have a bread machine to make them though. They are SO good!!

Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

French Onion Sandwich Rolls - made easy with your breach machine. You don't have to have a bread machine to make them though. They are SO good!!

French Onion Sandwich Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 5 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 3/4 cup sauteed diced onion (cooked until tender) – divided
  • 3 cups bread flour (or all purpose flour)
  • 2.5 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Add the milk, water, butter, salt, onion powder, 1/2 cup of the sauteed onion, flour and yeast into the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the dough cycle, and press start.
When the cycle has finished, remove the dough from the pan. Knead on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 8 equal pieces & form into balls & gently flatten with your hands. If they keep shrinking back, just let them relax for a minute before flattening. Place on a baking sheet, and cover loosely with a towel. Set in a draft-free place to rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the egg white & water. Lightly brush each risen roll with the mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup sauteed onion.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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French Onion Sandwich Rolls - made easy with your breach machine. You don't have to have a bread machine to make them though. They are SO good!!