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Quick Onion Flat Bread


I tried out this recipe to accompany the Leek and Potato Soup I made the other night.  It's pretty simple to make, it cooks quickly, and is pretty tasty.  It's more like a biscuit than a bread in texture, and I think an improvement to the overall flavor would be to mix some of the the minced, sauteed onion into the dough in addition to scattering it on top.  That's just my opinion.

Okay, here's what you'll need to do.

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F.

Mince 1/4 cup of onion.


Saute onion in 2 tablesoons of butter until golden.  Set aside.

Combine the following dry ingredients:

1  1/3 cups unbleached flour, 1/4 tsp salt, and 2 tsp baking powder.

And combine the following wet ingredients:

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water and 2  1/2 T vegetable oil.

Add the wet mixture to the dry and combine to form a rough dough.  Knead it on a lightly floured board for about a minute,


then pat it out to about a half inch thick on a greased pizza pan or a parchment lined baking sheet.


Beat an egg with a tablespoon of water and brush the surface of the bread with it.


Distribute the onions over the bread and then sprinkle with a teaspoon each of poppy seeds and sesame seeds.


Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. 


Serve right from the oven.  Perhaps accompanied by a bowl of Leek and Potato Soup.  Just a thought.


4 thoughts on “Quick Onion Flat Bread

  1. OK, This Is IT! I am going to make this soup and bread. I am terrified. But I think I can do it. And Then I am going to post about it–linking of course to your amazing recipe post here. It is so creative and informative and so detailed. I pictures are really worth a thousand words for folks like me who wouldn’t know a leek from a whatever without them!!! And the photos of the little ones helping hands just make me cry they are so rich with all it means to cook and to learn from mom and to pass on knowledge, and to share in food preperation.

  2. I can’t wait to hear how it goes, ELL! It really is an easy soup to make – don’t be terrified! : ) Have FUN with it!

  3. Jayne — This looks so delicious. And the bread — YUM! I wish your blog didn’t take so long to load on my computer because you always have SUCH great stuff. Am I doing something wrong??

    Anyway, I need to try that bread. Oh yeah.

  4. Hi,

    My family really loves that bread, thanks a lot!
    The recipe was easy and the bread very good and wonderfully soft !

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