Thursday, July 30, 2009
Apple Onion Bread with Cheddar Cheese
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a wonderfully savory bread that can be made by beginners, but it's so flavorful I suspect that experienced bakers will try it as well. Mary Woodruff develop this prize winning recipe for the Vidalia Onion Festival. A "cheat" gets the recipe off to a quick start. A packaged hot roll mix is used as a base for the loaf. What makes this bread a standout are the ingredients added to the dough. Purists can add those "extras" to a homemade dough and achieve the same results. This is the winning recipe.
Apple Onion Bread with Cheddar Cheese...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite
1 tablespoon butter
1 large apple, diced
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1 (16-oz.) package hot roll mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup hot water
1) Melt butter in a small skillet set over medium heat. Add apple and onion and saute until tender. Set aside.
2) Place contents of roll mix in a large bowl. Open yeast package and whisk into flour. Stir in cheese, red pepper and caraway seeds; mix well. Add egg, water and apple-onion mixture; mix with a wooden spoon until mixture pulls away from sides of bowl.
3) Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface; knead for 5 minutes.
4) Return dough to bowl; cover with plastic wrap and let dough rest for 5 minutes.
5) Grease a 6 to 8 cup bread pan. Place dough in pan; cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 30 minutes.
6) Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
7) Bake the bread for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when thumped. Yield: 1 loaf.
I'm linking this recipe to Wild Yeast for the weekly Yeast Spotting event.