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    French Onion Bread

    French Onion Bread. Photo by Elise's Kitchen

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs

    30 mins

    Elise's Kitchen's Note:

    The idea for this loaf was born because I had an extra packet of dry french onion soup mix in my pantry that needed to be used. It was left over from a pot roast recipe I put together a few months ago. The idea is simple. Take the packet of soup mix and dump it into a standard bread dough. The soup mix really adds a great taste to the bread. I have to admit, I did feel a bit silly putting soup mix in a bread recipe. Adding soup mixes to recipes is a very Minnesotan thing to do. I'm not sure what I was going for with the shape of the loaf. I just felt like playing with my food. I wish I hadn't cut the cross in the top. My knife wasn't sharp enough to do it right. Replicating this look is simple. Use a third of the dough to make braids and shape the rest into a ball. Then ring the braids around the outside of the ball. I cut up the bread and served it with the Slow-Roasted Cumin and Garlic Pork that I made last night. The onion flavor in the bread worked so well with the pork. Major drool factor!

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    egg wash


    1. 1
      Add Sugar and Yeast to one of the cups of Warm Water. Stir gently and set aside for five minutes, allowing yeast to get foamy and bubbly.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, combine Flour, Soup Mix, Salt, and mix together to combine.
    3. 3
      Make a well in the center of the flour and add Yeast mixture, the other cup of Warm Water, and Olive Oil. Bring together with hands until dough begins to form.
    4. 4
      Turn out dough onto floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover with saran wrap, and set a side to rest for an hour and a half or until doubled in size.
    5. 5
      When dough has rested, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    6. 6
      Remove dough from bowl and work into desired shape. Place on baking sheet, cover, and let rest for another 45 minutes to an hour.
    7. 7
      Uncover dough and brush top with egg wash. Put in oven.
    8. 8
      Let loaf bake at 400 degrees for the first 15 minutes, then turn down oven to 350 degrees for the last fifteen minutes.
    9. 9
      Remove bread and let cool on rack before eating.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Onion Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (1047 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2381.6
    Calories from Fat 391
    Total Fat 43.4 g
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    Cholesterol 186.0 mg
    Sodium 18057.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 445.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 59.7 g
    Sugars 23.5 g
    Protein 79.3 g

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