Homespun Christmas Bread Box Gift

Homespun Christmas Bread Box Gift

Homespun Christmas Bread Box Gift

Homespun Christmas bread box rounds nestle inside a vintage lunch box found at an antiques store or a flea market. Even when the bread is gone, someone lucky will have a fun lunch box. Dress up hot roll mix with cheese, onions, and herbs. This homespun Christmas Bread Box Gift makes a wonderful home made gift for any special person in your life.

What You Need for the Homespun Christmas Bread Box Gift:

Homespun Christmas Bread Box GiftSmall metal vintage lunch box
Colored cellophane

Rosemary and Swiss Buns

1  16-ounce package hot roll mix
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese (3 ounces)
2 small onions, thinly sliced and separated into rings (2/3 cup)
1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried   rosemary, crushed
1 tablespoon cooking oil

  1. Grease 2 large baking sheets; set aside. Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions, except stir in Swiss cheese with the liquid. Continue with package directions through the kneading and resting steps. After dough rests, divide into 12 equal portions and shape into balls.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 4-inch round. Place on prepared baking sheets. Cover and set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet cook and stir onions and rosemary in hot oil until onion is tender. Using your fingertips, make 1/2-inch-deep indentations on the surface of the dough rounds. Divide the onion mixture among the tops of the rounds. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double (30 to 40 minutes).
  4. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Transfer buns to a wire rack and cool completely. Place in an airtight container or bag or wrap in foil. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Makes 12 buns.

To Present This As a Gift:

You will need a small metal vintage lunch box and colored cellophane.  Simply line lunch box with cellophane. Fill with Rosemary and Swiss Buns.

Also Try This: Use alphabet stickers to spell out a personalized message on the lunch box.

Nutritional facts per serving: Calories: 200, total fat: 6g, saturated fat: 1g, cholesterol: 23mg,  sodium: 265mg, carbohydrate: 30g ,  fiber: 0g,  protein: 7g

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Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing