Sunday, April 4, 2010

Braided Onion Filled Loaf... another winner!


You are not going to believe this but "I Won Again!!!" After submitting my Soup recipe that I thought would never win, I decided to submit my bread recipe that I really love and have made for years. When we first got married I bought a recipe book and this was my favorite recipe in it. That was probably about 1975, just a few years ago.... I have made it every year since for Christmas dinner and special occasions. My family would fire me if they didn't get it Christmas night... Now I can say it "is" the Award Winning Bread...

But I have gotten a lot of razzing winning 2 months in a row... But this one is my favorite! So I made a loaf to take to school tomorrow in hopes they won't tease me too much!!!LOL

I hope some of you make it and enjoy it just as much. I love sharing recipes..... Braided Filled Onion Loaf

1 pkg. active dry yeast rapid rise
1/4 cup lukewarm water
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbs. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbs. sesame seed
1 tsp. garlic salt

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add 2 cups of the flour, sugar, salt water, milk,1/4 cup butter, and egg. Stir until all ingredients are blended. Gradually stir in remaining flour until dough leaves sides of bowl. Place dough in an oiled bowl; turn to oil dough. Cover loosely and place in a warm area to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/4 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together melted butter, onion, Parmesan cheese,sesame seed, and garlic salt. Punch down dough. On a lightly floured board, kneed dough until smooth and elastic. Roll dough to a 12x18 inch rectangle. Spread filling on dough.(not quite all the way to the edges) Cut dough lengthwise into three 4x18 inch strips. Roll up each strip lengthwise; seal edges. On a buttered cookie sheet, braid strips, keeping seam sides down. ( I always start braid in the middle and work my way out).I brush top with mix of 1 egg and 1 Tbs. water and sprinkle with extra sesame seeds and even garlic and Parmesan cheese if you like.(I like it this way) Set aside and let raise for 1 hour. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Cover with foil for about the first 20 minutes (spray foil with Pam so it doesn't stick to foil) Cool on a wire rack.


I am in love with wool and what you can do with it "FELT". I started knitting in November and have learned so much, there's just one problem I just can't seem to Stop! Spring is here and I have slowed down but!!! I still have the knitting bug, and I love felting things, slippers, purses, even flip flops. I have so many things I need to be doing but I just have to sneak in a few minutes here and there to knit a little. Last weekend we had to take a drive to see my uncle in the hospital 2 hrs. away, I knitted all the way there and all the way back. If I keep this up I may never have to buy a purse again!!!LOL doesn't this look like Spring? I had some yarn left over from my moms slippers and just had to do this one the week before.

I even lined this one....

It is so wonderful to see all the spring flowers coming up again! I just love the wonderful smell it brings inside... This was just before we sat down to dinner today...

How can you not help but smile when you see the beauty that God gives us everyday....



Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Congrats Lynn! Your bread not only looks pretty but I bet it taste wonderful. I would love it I know. My children who do not like onions would never eat anything with onions. I do not think they belong to me LOL!Congrats again and your purses are the cutest.

Balisha said...

That looks yummy...Congrats to you again. Love those cute purses. You should sell them on etsy.

colleen said...

Balisha, we keep telling her to do that but she won't listen to us. Everyone else thinks she should seel them too, and my sister has been making bracelets and soap scrunchie things. They are really cute and she thinks she is going to sell those. And as for the bread it is the most amazing thing ever and now I know how to make it too.
Colleen :0)~

Haden News said...

What a beautiful loaf of bread! I can't wait to try this...congratulations!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

The bread looks fantastic! I printed it out so I can make it some time. I am going to check out that award winning soup too! Thanks for visiting my blog, I post new recipes several times a week so come back and visit again, thanks!