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Morton's Onion Bread

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trenicar

Morton's Onion Bread

Hi this is my first post.

9 years ago I visited Morton's restaurant next to the twin towers.

 I remember the meal was great, but the one thing that sticks in my mind is the loaf of hot bread that came with the meal.

It was Onion Bread and wondered if anybody had a recipe that would be similar to this

I have never found a loaf as good.

I live in France, in a small village where we have an artisan baker, he is quite experimental, and I try to bake as well.

I am English, but we both have a passion for fresh bread. 

This seems a great site and I look forward to trying some of the recipes, I will let you know how I get on

 

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GrapevineTXolda...

I'm sorry I can't help with your recipe request, I did a quick search for the recipe via the Internet, but came up empty.  :/

Might I suggest that you try sending the request to the corporate offices of Morton's?  Perhaps they will offer it, and if they don't, well....DARN!  You would at least know whether or not they will or won't...right?

Please keep us posted if you are blessed with the actual, or a similar recipe.  I've not had this bread, but the name of the restaurant is quite familiar. 

Happy baking to you!

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ehanner

If you really are interested in Mortons recipes here is a link to thier book at Amazon.

Mortons 

I don't know if the Onion Bread is one of the recipes but for $18. you can have a go at it. Let us know.

Eric 

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ehanner

I sent a note to the corporate office asking for the recipe. They just replied saying they give the recipe to commercial bakeries who sub contract for local markets and it's a big quantity formula. I replied that I could convert the recipe and would appreciate it if they could provide it. We'll see what happens. Their steaks are unbelievable!

Eric 

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trenicar

Hi Eric

Thanks for the information, I hope you can get the recipe from Mortons.

I followed the thread and bought the book, I havent got it yet but it seems it wont have the recipe, hey ho. I am sure it will still find a good home with my other 300 cookery books!

Anyway thanks for your help, lets hope it is fruitful

Regards

Tim

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trenicar

Hi I recently tried to get the recipe from Mortons, sent the following

 General Inquiry

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Comment/Inquiry:
Morton's Onion Bread 9 years ago I visited Morton's restaurant next to the twin towers. I remember the meal was great, but the one thing that sticks in my mind is the loaf of hot bread that came with the meal. It was Onion Bread and wondered if it would be possible to send me a copy of the recipe, even a commercial sized recipe would be fine. I have never found a loaf as good. I live in France, in a small village where we have an artisan baker, and I try to bake as well. I am English, but we both have a passion for fresh bread. I even bought a copy of the Mortons cookbook hoping to find a copy of the recipe, but unfortunately, it didnt have it. I really would appreciate your help Thanks

 

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Dear Tim,
        Unfortunately , the baking company who created the recipe does not want it shared with the general public. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Sincerely,

Capri Kinney
Guest Relations Coordinator
Morton's The Steakhouse
325 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60654

 

So there we have it, they are not prepared to publish. I'll just have to experiment

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Mini Oven

I would start with a brioche recipe and add re-hydrated dry onions.   See where that takes you.

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Ocelaris

blasted, so close. I had lunch there the other day, and the bread was fabulous. I'm not sure if there are onions IN the bread, or merely on top... but I think I'll stop by soon as it's close to my office. I seem to recall it was kind of sweet, I thought potato played a large part, with just dried onion topping. 

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ph_kosel

There is a copycat recipe here:

http://mortonssteaksathome.blogspot.com/2013/09/onion-bread.html

I first ate at Morton's this week and their onion bread IS truly remarkable.  The copycat recipe above calls for a bit of pineapple juice - I didn't notice that taste while at Morton's but a Martini may have dulled my palate a bit. The bread at Morton's was lusciously soft, dense and satisfying.

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leucadian

Norm Berg is famous around here for his Onion Rolls (and his technique for using dehydrated onions), and Eric Hanner posted a great summary and photos of Norm's recipe. And Stan Greenberg published 'Inside the Jewish Bakery' with many of Norm's recipes. Sadly Norm and Eric are gone, but their bread lives on here:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/8903/norm039s-ny-style-onion-rollsomg-great

This would be a reasonable start to a delicious dinner loaf.

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trenicar

Hi

I seem to remember that there were pieces of onion in the bread not just on top, is that correct?

Also I noticed your ingredients used fresh onion not dried.

Thanks for the info though , probably need to experiment a bit