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Cheese & Onion Swirls

Author: Sue Gray

Cheese & Onion Swirls Recipe

These soft, tender rolls are filled with a swirl of cheese, minced onions, and herbs. They're perfect with soup, or as a snack. And preparation is easy, when you use dried onions - no tears!

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12 rolls


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  • 2 to 3 tablespoons shredded mozzarella or Parmesan cheese


  1. To make the filling: Soak the minced onions in 1/3 cup hot water while making the dough. Stir in the Pizza Seasoning, cheese powder, and butter just before you're ready to shape the dough.
  2. To make the dough: Whisk together the egg and warm water.
  3. Add the yeast, butter, salt, flour, and dry milk. Stir to combine, then knead the dough until it's smooth and elastic, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl or dough doubler, turning to coat all sides; cover it with lightly greased plastic wrap or a lid, and let the dough rise until it's doubled in bulk, about 2 hours.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased work surface or silicone rolling mat.
  6. Pat, then roll the dough into an 18" x 10" rectangle.
  7. Spread with the onion mixture, leaving 1" free of filling along the long edge farthest from you.
  8. Starting with the long edge closest to you, roll the dough into a log, pinching the seam closed.
  9. Cut the log into 12 slices.
  10. Place the rolls on a greased pizza pan or baking sheet, leaving about 1" between them. Cover and allow to rise for about 1 hour, or until puffy. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  11. Bake the rolls for 22 to 26 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and cool on a rack.