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Caramelized Onion Love Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1kg white bread flour
  • 10g packet instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 525 ml warm water
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 red onions, sliced
  • Pinch Salt
  • 125ml Clover Krush grape juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 125g mature cheddar, grated (or any cheese of your liking)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. Mix together flour, yeast, sugar and salt.

  2. Mix in the olive oil, then add enough water to form a soft dough.

  3. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes if using a machine).

  4. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

  5. Heat oil, then add onions and salt then fry gently until softened and a light golden brown.

  6. Add grape juice, sugar, thyme and oregano then simmer until the liquid completely reduces and the onions become sticky and dark – leave to cool completely.

  7. Knock down the bread dough then roll out into a large rectangle.

  8. Spread the cooled onions onto the dough, then sprinkle on the cheese.

  9. Roll the dough to encase the filling and form a spiraled sausage shape, stretch the dough to make a long thin dough roll.

  10. Cut the roll in half lengthways, leaving the one end intact, making the shape of a V.

  11. Roll each of the arms of the “V” inwards to form a heart shape.

  12. Cover and leave to dough to rise again until doubled.

  13. Brush the dough with the melted butter then bake in a pre-heated 180C oven until the dough is golden and cooked through – the bread loaf should sound hollow when tapped. 

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