How To Make Cheddar And Onion Kaiser Rolls

Posted on: 2 October 2020

If you love buying kaiser rolls at your local bakery, then you will probably also enjoy making your own kaiser rolls at home. One of the best things about making your own kaiser rolls is that you can customize them. For instance, this cheddar and onion kaiser bun recipe is loaded with flavorful cheese and tasty onions for a unique spin on the old classic. Here's how to make them.


  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active, dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus additional
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 medium onion


Step 1: Preparing the dough.

Start by combining the yeast, sugar, and warm water in a mixing bowl. Let rest for 5 minutes. The yeast should get bubbly and frothy. Then, add 2 cups of flour, the salt, and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Stir to form a loose dough. Gradually add in the remaining flour until a stiff dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a floured counter, and knead for 10 minutes.

Step 2: Letting the dough rest.

Lightly oil a clean bowl, and place the dough ball inside. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid, and let the dough rise for 90 minutes.

Step 3: Cooking the onions

Chop the onions finely, and add them to a saute pan along with a little oil. Saute until tender and translucent, and set aside to cool.

Step 4: Adding the mix-ins.

Punch the risen dough down, and add the shredded cheddar and onions to the bowl. Stir and knead until the cheddar and onions are incorporated into the dough.

Step 5: Shaping the rolls.

Divide the dough into 8 even portions. Shape each portion into a roll by folding the dough under itself. Place the rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover them lightly with plastic wrap, and let them rise for 30 minutes.

Step 6: Baking the rolls.

Brush the rolls lightly with the egg white. Place them in a 375 degree F oven, and bake them for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let the rolls cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, and then remove them and place them on wire racks until cooled completely.

These rolls are delicious with butter and also make nice sandwiches. Enjoy!

To learn more about kaiser rolls, contact a local bakery.