Recipe #388  

Lithuanian Bacon Buns

Lithuanian Bacon Buns Recipe | Holiday and Specialty Breads | Delicious Appetizer Roll, or Half a Meal! <BR>Beneath the Thin Crust is Fluffy, Rich Bun with a Surprise Center <BR><BR>Makes 12 Buns

Delicious Appetizer Roll, or Half a Meal!
Beneath the Thin Crust is Fluffy, Rich Bun with a Surprise Center

Makes 12 Buns

3 to 3–1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast

1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 large egg
1 egg, beaten with
              1 tablespoon water

Bacon Filling:
1/2 pound sliced bacon, cut into
                     1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup chopped onion

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt.  Heat water, milk, sour cream, and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F).  Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.  Add 1 egg and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.  Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Knead on lightly greased surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces; flatten to 3-inch rounds.  Place one rounded tablespoon Bacon Filling on center of each.  Bring edges of dough up to enclose filling; pinch to seal.  Place, pinched sides down, on greased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.  Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Brush surface of each roll with egg mixture.  Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.  Remove from sheet; serve warm.
Bacon FillingIn large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Drain on paper towels; discard drippings from skillet.  In same skillet, cook onion, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.  Remove from heat; stir in bacon.

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving:
Serving Size: one roll
Serving Weight: 3 ounces
Calories: 280; Total Fat: 13 g; Saturated Fat: 5 g;
Cholesterol: 40 mg; Sodium: 530 mg; Carbohydrates: 29 g; Dietary Fiber: 1 g; Sugars: 3 g; Protein: 11 g