Onion French Bread Loaves Recipe
“I often make homemade French bread to serve with soup for my family,” says Ruth Fueller of Barmstedt, Germany. “Since I love variety in my cooking, I tried adding dried minced onion to my usual recipe in attempts to copy a bread I had tasted, creating these two tasty loaves. Using the bread machine on the dough setting is a great timesaver.”
- 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
- 1/2 cup dried minced onion
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
- 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
- 1. In bread machine pan, place the first six ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
- 2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll each portion into a 15x10-in. rectangle. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal. Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.
- 3. Sprinkle the cornmeal onto a greased baking sheet. Place loaves on pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Brush with egg yolk. Make 1/4-in.-deep cuts 2 in. apart in each loaf.
Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack.
Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaves in heavy-duty foil. To use, place a foil-wrapped loaf on a baking sheet and reheat in a 450° oven for 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove foil; return to oven for a few minutes to crisp crust. Yield: 2 loaves (about 3/4 pound each, 16 slices).
1 serving (1 slice) equals 46 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 148 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
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