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10-07-2005, 12:59 AM
I guess I shoulda known better than to
put 2.5 pounds of onions with
1 cup each of sunflower seeds and
flax (which I soaked overnight)
because the ratio is not proportionate;
although it's tasty and addictive,
my bread is reeeeeeeally onion-y.
Is that how it's s'posed t' be?
10-07-2005, 01:02 AM
Yeah, that's the recipe...but many of us learned that after the first time making it and took it upon ourselves to add less onion. When I make it, I use maybe 1 medium onion and that's plenty for me.
Just take it as a lesson. For some that amount of onion will be fine if they really LOOOOVE onion...but next time you make it, you'll know to cut down on the onion.
Mmmm...think I'll make some this weekend!
10-07-2005, 01:17 AM
R, do you soak your seeds/nuts before you add 'em in?
doesn't less onions cut down the amount of dough
Ooooh, my hubby and I made the recipe (as written) for the first time this week and our onion bread, though pretty good, was extremely onion-y and had quite a bitter aftertaste. Now I know how to fix it -- yay! I thought we were just crazy and were the only ones on the planet who didn't love the stuff.
10-07-2005, 10:28 AM
I read in an older thread I think that if you use sweet onion it's good, and doesn't taste so strong onion-wise. Now I can't find the thread. Has anyone tried this?
Can you have other stuff in your dehydrator at the same time without the risk of your other stuff tasting like onion? :eek:
I did use what the market called "sweet Spanish onions," but still got the bitter taste. I think next time I will definitely either cut down on the onion or add some honey.
To answer the dehydrator question, I made veggie nuggets at the same time, so the onion aroma wouldn't have mattered. But I can say that you could smell the onion bread "cooking" out my front door and around the corner, so I would assume that anything in the dehydrator at the same time would be likely to get a bit onion-y. I'm sure you cold make other savory things at the same time (crackers, non-sweet breads, eggplant bacon, etc.), but I think it might kill some cookies.
10-07-2005, 09:54 PM
Thanks for the update! I'm glad you told me that you did use the sweet onions. I bought some but haven't made the onion bread yet. I do love onions myself, but hubby is so-so on them and DD doesn't really like them so I think I will reduce the onions and then adjust after we try the first batch. :)
Thanks for the tips on the dehydrator, that totally makes sense. I won't put any sweet stuff in at the same time. :)
10-08-2005, 02:26 AM
I used a type we grow called "Texas Sweets". Yum!
10-08-2005, 08:43 AM
What are the veggie nuggets? Are they in Alissa's book? I'm looking to make less nut-based things in my dehydrator.
10-09-2005, 12:30 PM
Okay, added 1 more cup each of sunflower and flax to the rest of the too-onion-y dough, dehydrating the new batch right now. I will say that after having made crackers, 'real toast', living buckwheat crust, arnold's pizza crust, and on and on, that onion bread dough is the EA-siest dough there is to work with, perhaps because I soaked my flax which makes it slimy BUT, it makes the whole dough stick together and slide right off of anything....my only local raw friend and I LOVE this onion bread, even the too-oniony version, so thank you to whomever made it up!!! Last night I spread sour cream onion dip/nut cheese/ cheez and put tomato and cilantro and rolled up the o.b. like a little burrito and they were so-o-o-o good. If anyone knows who made o.b. up, please tell me and I'll thank 'em and rave!
10-10-2005, 04:01 PM
We made this bread using Walla Walla Sweet onions, and it is delicious.
We've also made it with 1/2 onions, and 1/2 celery minus the strings and it is delicious
we've also made it with 1/2 onions and 1/2 apples, very good too.
We soak our onions in cold water (this was suggested by flyinon-in another thread-workds great) to remove the Onion bite, and it makes it perfect, so this is how we do it.
take your 2 1/2 pounds of sweet white onions, and cut in quarters, place in ice water for about 30 minutes, then place in food processor, make the bread. yummmy.
it really takes out the bite, and they are soooooo good,
Also, if you still have your too oniony bread, you can redo it,
this is how you do it,
Take your too oniony bread, and tear it into small pieces, and place in dehydrator, with a bit of water or juice, and blend, to make into a paste, then add some more flax meal and soaked sunflower seeds, and anything you choose, then re-spread on teflex, and re-dehydrate.
We've done this in many recipes that didn't turn out the first time, like Juliano's toaste (ick) but the second time, it was great.
What do you have to lose? You're not gonna eat it as is? so, try it a different way. It has saved a ton of our recipes here at our house.
You know Draggon and his Almond pulp quest, geeeezzzz.LOL
10-10-2005, 04:36 PM
O.K. that DID it! Now off I go into the kitchen to make onion bread. This sounds just too delicious and I'm getting hungry. I will make mine with red onions.
Has anyone tried adding fresh garlic for garlic/onion bread?
thank you all for the suggestions. (dropping everything and running into the kitchen)>
I made some last night with garlic and ginger. I add extra ginger as I love it :D At all of it today, already :eek:
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