Donnerstag, 22. April 2010

Caramelized Onion Bread

One of my favorite breads is this onion bread, it´s mouthwatering flavour of golden fried onions is great to serve with soup, cheese or salat. This recepie is taken from a great book for all bread bakers called BREAD from Christine Ingram and Jennie Shapter


50g butter
2 onions chopped
280ml water
1 tbsp clear honey
450g bread flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp dried yeast

makes 1 loaf

I made this one in my bread machine - but if you don´t have one - make the dough like you normally do. I love my bread machine - I don´t bake so much in it though, but use as a dough maker ;-) There are bread machines out there for every purse - and it´s something for my opinion should be in every home :)

1. Melt the butter in a frying pan and sautè the onion over a low heat untill golden. Remove the pan from the heat and let the onions cool slightly. Place a sieve over the bread machine pan, then tip the content of the frying pan into it, so that the juice fall into the pan. Set the onions aside to cool completely.

2. Add the water and honey to the bread pan. Sprinkle over the flour, covering the liquid. Place the salt and pepper in separate corners. Make a shallow indent in the centre of the flour, add the yeast.

3. Set the bread machine to the dough settings. Press start. Add the onions when the machine beeps or in the last 5 minutes of kneading. Lightly flour a baking sheet (or use a baking stone).

4. When the cycle has finished (1 1/2 hour later), remove the dough from the bread pan and place on a ligthly floured surface. 

5. Knock back (punch down) gently; shape into a ball. Place on the baking sheet (or baking stone) and cover with oiled clear film. Leave to rise for about 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C (395°F). Slash a 1cm deep cross in the top of the loaf. Bake for 35-40 minutes; Cool on a rack.

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