This onion cheese yeast bread recipe makes a loaf that is perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches. Of course it’s great with roast beef, ham, or turkey sandwiches, too. I don’t recommend it with peanut butter, though.
Onions are easy to caramelize and doing that gives them a deeper, richer flavor. You just need to chop them, melt some butter in a sauce pan, and simmer them in the butter covered until they turn a nice, rich brown, and get soft. Be sure to let them cool to room temperature before you go on with the recipe. Too much heat will kill the yeast.
The sharper the cheese that you use the better the flavor of the bread. I like to use Tillamook’s special edition cheddar but use what you like best.
When I was a kid we had a pool and in the summer my parents threw pool parties. One of their friends used to bring shaved roast beef sandwiches on onion bread and I swear I could eat those things until my stomach bloated and I didn’t have enough room to swallow a teaspoon of crushed ice.
There is something about the combined flavor of onion and cheddar in this slightly tangy buttermilk bread that is off the hook good. I love it toasted because it brings out the flavor the most. I can eat it with butter and nothing else, in sandwiches or with a good bowl of potato soup. Once it gets sliced it disappears pretty fast but you can double this recipe and freeze the extra.
You can make this onion cheese yeast bread into rolls if you like. They are great hamburger or Sloppy Joe buns, too. Give it a try and please let me know what you think.
Using a good mixer to knead this onion cheese yeast bread will help the loaf rise light and fluffy.
I love to make bread. I have making making yeast breads since I was 14 and I am now 53 – do the math! I used to knead it by hand but years ago I bought a K-Tec. I used it for years but the newer design is not as good as the old one so I switched to Bosch Universal Kitchen Machine. Yes, they are pricey but I can make 6 loaves of bread at once and it is super easy. If you can pick one up on eBay the cost isn’t so bad. Good luck! The following is an affiliate link to one like mine. If you click on it and purchase something I get a small commission use to keep the blog up and running. Thanks so much for being a part of Restless Chipotle.
I use a Bosch Universal Plus Mixer because it makes it so easy to throw bread together. I don’t like the way it whips egg whites but for anything else? It rocks!