Embark on a culinary journey with our Aromatic Onion and Hazelnut Bread, a unique recipe that combines the sweetness of onions with the nutty crunch of hazelnuts. This homemade bread is a delightful twist on traditional loaves, offering a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. Perfect for those who enjoy baking their own bread or anyone looking for a special homemade treat, this onion and hazelnut bread is great for breakfast, as a side for soups and salads, or simply as a snack. Enjoy the process of creating this aromatic bread that fills your kitchen with its enticing scent.
1-In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt.
2-Add the warm water and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Mix until a dough forms.
3-Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
4-Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.
5-While the dough is rising, sauté the chopped onion in a bit of olive oil over medium heat until it becomes soft and translucent. Let it cool.
6-Once the dough has risen, gently fold in the sautéed onions and chopped hazelnuts.
7-Shape the dough into a loaf and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
8-Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
9-Brush the top of the loaf with beaten egg. Optionally, sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
10-Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
11-Let the bread cool on a wire rack before slicing.
Our Aromatic Onion and Hazelnut Bread is a delightful creation that's both rewarding to make and delicious to eat. This bread, with its unique combination of onions and hazelnuts, brings a rustic and gourmet touch to any table. Whether you're an experienced baker or trying out bread-making for the first time, this recipe is a wonderful way to experiment with different flavors and enjoy the pleasures of homemade bread.
Toasting Hazelnuts: For an enhanced flavor, lightly toast the hazelnuts in a dry skillet before adding them to the dough.
Dough Consistency: Adjust the amount of flour or water slightly if the dough is too sticky or too dry.
Serving Suggestion: This bread pairs wonderfully with cheese, charcuterie, or a drizzle of honey for a sweet and savory experience.
Storage: Store the bread in an airtight container to keep it fresh. It can also be sliced and frozen for later use.
Variations: Feel free to add other ingredients like olives, sun-dried tomatoes, or different types of nuts to suit your taste.