Caramelized Onion-Cheese Bread

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

Onions are naturally sweet. When you slowly cook onions over an extended period of time, the natural sugars in the onions caramelize, making the result intensely and wonderfully flavorful.

This is best if you make your own bread. My recipe calls for frozen bread dough to make the prep time quicker. Either way, fresh dough or frozen, this is a mighty tasty side dish.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion (chopped)
½ cup sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
½ cup jack cheese (grated)
2 tablespoons roasted garlic (chopped)
1 loaf frozen bread dough (defrost frozen dough per package instructions.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly and place in a bowl with cheese and garlic. Toss lightly to combine. Set aside.

On a lightly floured board, roll defrosted dough into an 8”x12” rectangle. Spread onion-cheese mixture over bottom of rectangle to within an inch of each edge. Roll up (lengthwise) and pinch edges to seal. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Set in a warm, draft-free place to rise for at least 30 minutes.

Bake loaf for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

Let cool for 5 – 6 minutes before slicing. Serve while still warm.

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