Caramelized Onion Bread Recipe

Caramelized Onion Bread

Caramelized Onion Bread Recipe

Caramelized Onion Bread is a great recipe for some quick and tasty bread. If you have about 2 hours and some very basic ingredients, you’ll be eating a slice or two for dinner tonight!

Of all the bread I bake, this is my wife’s favorite. She’s just an incredible onion fan, and anything with onions in, she loves. Double love for garlic and onion.. 😉

This bread is great when it’s cut thick and toasted. I’ve put cheeseburgers on it, ham and cheese, or just some garlic infused butter. It holds up really well and when toasted, the onion bits get nice and crispy. Mmmmmm..

Caramelized Onion Bread
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Caramelized Onion Bread Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Resting Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time55 mins


  • 4 cups Bread Flour (All-Purpose works too) (500 grams)
  • 1 – 1/3 cup warm water (320 ml)
  • 2 – 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 pkg)
  • 1 tsp salt (5 grams)
  • 1 large onion chopped or thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 – 1/2 Tbsp Dried Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • In a frying pan heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion until soft and golden brown. Season with salt. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour with green onion leaves. Dissolve the fresh yeast with salt and 1/3 cup (80 ml) water and add to the flour mixture.
  • Add the rest of 1 cup (240 ml) water, mix everything together then add caramelized onion and knead until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Cover it and let it sit for about 1 hour at room temperature to rise until doubled in size.
  • On a floured surface roll the dough into a loaf. Place in a 6×10 inch (15x25cm) baking tray and leave to rise again for 30 minutes. A regular loaf pan should be as good. Optional sprinkle salt and few green onion chopped leaves on top.
  • Preheat oven to 470F (240C). Place a small pot with water at the base of the oven to create steam. 6) Bake for 15 minutes with steam then remove the pot with water from the oven.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 450F (230C) and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack.
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