Savoury bacon, cheese and onion ‘cinnamon rolls’

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If you love baking you have to give these amazing rolls a try. I love the soft milk dough with the salty bacon combination. Perfect weekend brunch!

For the dough

Ingredients – I use American cup sizes because I find it easier.
Dough:
1/4-ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or fat
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

Filling:
1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
1/2 cup cubed back bacon, pancetta
1 small finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup mature cheddar cheese

Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F/ 180 degrees C

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix and sprinkle the cheese, bacon onion evenly all over rolled dough. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter. Place roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

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