Onion Bread

"This coarsely textured bread has the delicate flavor of onion. This is not a soft bread. It is crusty and hearty and slightly dry. Sliced, it is perfect for building those famous Dagwood sandwiches. This bread is good eaten in crusty slabs either plain or buttered along side hot soup or cool, crisp salad. It's the bread of choice in my house."
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Ready In:
3hrs 10mins
1 1.5 pound loaf


  • 1 cup very warm water (110 degrees)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion


  • Place the water, sugar, and yeast in the pan of your bread machine. Let the yeast dissolve and foam in the water for 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Program your bread machine for a 1 1/2 pound basic white bread. I always choose the dark setting for the crust. This bread is excellent for the time delay feature.

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  1. Karen=^..^=
    The texture and crust are fabulous. I used the Basic 2 setting (1.5 lb. as stated) and the loaf rose over the top of the pan (and I have a 2 lb. capacity machine!). The only complaint I have is that the onion flavor was so faint that no one knew it was onion bread, so I think next time I will double the amount. Thanks for a great and easy recipe for the bread machine!
  2. wax lion
    As I am my own breadmaker, I kneaded this dough for about 7 minutes, let it rise for about 45 minutes in an oiled bowl, in a slightly warmed oven, shaped it into 2 oiled loaf pans (I had doubled the recipe) which took about half an hour or so to rise, and baked them for about 35-40 minutes at 350*. I think they rose a little too long while waiting for the oven to heat, as the inside is almost too light - but this is very good bread and the crust is indeed delicious! Next time I will use a little more dried onions, and probably some herbs as well - this might make nice dinner rolls for Thanksgiving as well! Thank you!
  3. Chef shapeweaver
    as it was baking,the smell was just so incredible.i could hardly wait for it to cool off enough to cut a slice and butter it.my son is usually not a crust person,but he really enjoyed the crust from this one.this bread will be served often with soup.thank you so much for posting.
  4. Chef Dee
    This should be five stars plus !! I bake bread every week, and I have to say this is the best bread machine recipe I have ever used. The texture is ...well, perfect !! The onion flavor goes well with many casseroles, and it's also very good for deli meat sandwiches. I have a loaf baking right now with shredded cheese added to it. I'm glad this recipe is so simple to make, as my husband is always pestering me to bake another loaf. Great recipe Harley Princess !!
  5. woodland hues
    VERY impressed with this loaf, it rose high and had that yummy onion flavour in it. I chose a medium setting for the crust and thought it was just right. We enjoyed sandwiches using recipe #245499 for a filling, and wow, was that fantastic. I'll love to make this bread over and over again. Thanks for posting.


  1. Nana3063
    I hesitate to comment on this recipe because I made several changes to it. I used garlic oil instead of the vegetable oil and I added some blended Italian spices to it. But overall the bread was great. I will definitely make it again.


I am a newlywed living in beautiful Virginia with my husband and 3 doggies. I'm a little on the hyper side and I am happiest playing hostess and cooking for a crowd! My kitchen is my domain and I find cooking to be very therapeutic. On a day off you might find me brewing a fresh pot of iced tea and hanging out in the kitchen either cleaning and organizing or tinkering with recipes! I rarely follow favorite recipes to a "T", preferring instead to allow my creative side to take over. I especially love the holidays because it gives me even more of an excuse to bake! In the summertime I love visiting my mom and stepdad in the VA Beach area. I love the ocean and I love to go shopping with my mom!
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