Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Onion cake

      Being in Germany before and now, I have eaten this snack called onion bread ( Zwiebel Kuchen-in German). I just loved it and best is ,it is so simple to make and you can pack it for kids lunch box and serves like a healthy snack. Its made with normal white flour, but this is my version of it, more healthy and with extra bite. It has onions, cheese, yoghurt and of course the bread below.Its always been a hit when I made it.One can make various versions and improvise.I am giving recipes of 2 methods of making the dough.
Serves:10-12 pieces
Ingredients (1)
Flour                                                     500gms
Dry yeast                                              25 gms
Milk                                                     150 ml
Sugar                                                   1/2 tsp
Olive oil                                               3 tbsp
Yoghurt                                                2 tbsp
salt to taste
Warm the milk very slightly.In half the milk, mix yeast and sugar.keep for 10 mins till frothy.
Mix flour with salt and little oil and add yeast,yogurt and knead well.Add milk as required.
Now put olive oil and cover and keep for 1 hour till it doubles.
Ingredients (2)
Ready mix bread dough                         500 gms
(full corn,mixed seeds,etc)
Olive oil                                                3 tbsp
Milk                                                      150 ml
Yogurt                                                  2 tbsp
salt if needed
Mix all the ingredients knead and keep for 1 hour to double up.
Ingredients for filling
Onion rings                                           4 nos
quark/Drained curd                               100 gms
chopped garlic                                       2 tbsp
Italian herbs of choice                           2 tsp
Chilli flakes                                          1 tsp
Olive oil                                               2 tbsp
pepper powder                                     1/2 tsp
Grated cheese                                       100 gms
Salt to taste
Now to make the onion cake, roll the dough and press into a greased tray lined with butter paper.
heat olive oil and add garlic and saute.
add the onions and cook 5 mins till a bit soft.
Add the herbs, pepper and salt and keep aside.
On the rolled dough, layer up the quark/ chukka curd and spread well.
Spread the onion mixture well on top.
Sprinkle cheese and put this in a preheated oven at 180 def C to bake.
Bake till the bread is golden and the cheese has melted and started to brown.
serve hot cut into wedges.

Tip :Can use spring onions,olives and sliced gherkins as toppings too.Some days adding a dash of tobasco makes a difference too.

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