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Onion and Thyme Challah Rolls


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Onion and Thyme Challah Rolls


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Onion and Thyme Challah Rolls


  • Prep Time : 10 s min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 40 min


12 rolls


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 medium onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 basic challah dough, about 2 ½-pounds
  • 1 egg, beaten


Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saute pan. Add onions and saute, stirring often, until caramelized, about 15 minutes. Stir in thyme and salt and set aside to cool. Reserve about ½ cup caramelized onions in a separate bowl for topping.

Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. Roll out each ball into a 5-inch disc. Evenly distribute onion filling in the middle of each disc. Using your fingers, bring all the edges up around the filling and pinch tightly to seal. Place in greased jumbo muffin tins, seam side down and repeat with remaining dough. Let rise for about 15 minutes.

Brush the tops with egg and top with reserved onions. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 15 minutes in pan and then carefully transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




2 Responses to Onion and Thyme Challah Rolls

  1. avatar says: Stefanie

    This recipe sounds delicious. I love to use fresh herbs when cooking. Also, thyme goes great with carmelized onions. The name of the recipe caught my attention. Last year at school in my Vegetarian Cuisine class I used the same flavor profile but I put the onions and thyme in a scone. The day that I made them I was scheduled to make a bread and had the idea to fold carmelized onions into a scone. The chef always walked around the lab to see what everyone was doing. He seemed to get excited when he saw my recipe. Two of the guys in the class tried them before the rest of the class. We had to present our dish to the class and those same two guys told everyone not to eat them. They wanted them all to themselves! Needless to say, the class devoured them and another student wanted the recipe! I have the recipe somewhere but unfortunately, no picture. :( You should definitely try making a scone with the carmelized onions and thyme. I think you would like it. On a side note, I finally got around to making your challah recipe last week. I have a picture of one of the loaves I made and tried submitting it but it doesn’t seem to have worked. Could I be doing something wrong?

    • Stefanie!!!!!!!!!! Love your comment, your story, those guys in class who wanted to eat all your scones!!!! Love, Love, Love the idea of the onions and thyme in a scone thanks so much for sharing. (And so happy you enJOYed the challah recipe) BIG HUGS!

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