Category: Breads of the World

Onion French Bread

Makes: 1 Onion French Bread
Oven: 200 °C / 400 °F
Preparation Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Baking Time: 20 - 25 minutes
500 g Cake flour (4 x 250 ml / 4 cups)
10 ml Salt (2 tsp)
5 ml Sugar (1 tsp)
45 g Margarine (3 tbsp)
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 packet)
300 ml Lukewarm water (approx. 1¼ cups)
2   Onions, chopped and fried
6   Onion Rings, fried
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together, then rub the margarine into the flour with the fingertips. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  2. Add enough lukewarm water to form a soft dough and knead the dough well until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, cover with greased plastic and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Knock the dough down, and work the chopped onion evenly into the dough. Roll into a round shape and press flat, keeping the round shape.
  5. Place onto a greased baking tray and place onion rings on top. Cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place until double in volume, about 20 – 25 minutes.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 °C / 400 °F for 20 – 25 minutes, or until golden brown.