I'm bringing you this post to get you ready for the weekend. This is a must. Its yeast bread on another level. I have taken inspiration from when I worked in Chapter one, I had never tasted anything like their caramelised onion bread, pure, heaven!
This bread is no knead so super easy to make, simply slow cook the thinly sliced onions. This definitely isn't a step to be skipped. The slow cooking of the onions adds an incredible amount of flavour and sweetness. Simply add to the rest of the ingredients once cooked, mix everything together and cover. no kneading required!
The key to this bread is to use a cast iron pot and heat it up really well in the oven before cooking the bread. Having the bread in the pot with the lid on helps to give the loaf a really great crust and moist centre. So make sure and don't forget this step! You can see below how nice and airy the loaf is, make sure the oven is really hot so it gets the best rise.
2 tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced
450g strong flour, plus extra to dust
2 x 7g sachets dred yeast
1 tsp sea salt, plus extra for on top
350ml warm water (use 75 ml extra if using wholemeal).
2 tbsp olive oil
Heat the oil in a large pan over a low to medium heat, add the onions, sprinkle with sea salt and sauté for 30 minutes until softened and beginning to colour.
Stir all dry ingredients together in a large bowl, slowly incorporate the water and oil along with the onions, mix until the mixture comes together, it should be a sticky dough. Cover with cling film and leave at room temperature for at least 12 hours.
Heat oven to the highest it will go, I cooked mine at 220 Fan. Pop in a medium sized crockpot to heat, this needs to be really hot so leave it in for 30 minutes, taking care when you are removing.
Remove from the oven and tip in the dough, sprinkle with some flour and sea salt flakes. Put on the lid and place in the oven to bake for 45 minutes, remove the lid and cook for a further 10 minutes.
This bread should be top on your weekend bakes!
Let me know how it goes, happy brunching.