Caramelized Onion Bread
1/4 cup butter
2 onions, chopped
1 1/4 cups water
1 tbsp honey
4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp dried yeast
Melt the butter in a frying pan and saute the onions over low heat until golden brown.
Remove the pan from the heat and let the onions cool slightly.
Place a sieve over the bread machine pan, then tip the contents of the frying pan into it so the juices fall into the pan.
Set the onions aside to cool completely.
Add the water and honey to the bread pan. Reverse the order in which you add the wet and dry ingredients if necessary for your machine.
Add the flour.
Place the salt and pepper in separate corners.
Make a shallow indent in the center of the flour and add the yeast.
Set the bread machine to the dough setting using the basic raisin dough setting if available.
Add the onions when the machine beeps OR in the last 5 minutes of kneading.
Lightly grease a baking sheet.
When the cycle has finished, remove the dough from the bread pan and place on a lightly floured surface.
Pull back gently on the dough; shape into a ball.
Place on the baking sheet and cover with oiled waxed paper.
Let rise for about 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slash a 1/2 inch deep cross in the top of the loaf.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Turn out onto a wire rack.