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pain au levain with carmelized onion swirl

Edo Bread's picture
Edo Bread

pain au levain with carmelized onion swirl

The idea here was of course to add the flavor of carmelized onion, but I wanted it in a decorative swirl in the bread. This was my basic levain. Inset on the picture shows the result. Just what I wanted.

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a_warming_trend's picture
a_warming_trend

I love caramelized onions and have been thinking about ways to incorporate them into bread. Great inspiration! 

Edo Bread's picture
Edo Bread

Hope to see some results from you soon!

Wild-Yeast's picture
Wild-Yeast

You've made me hungry - started wondering about the smear; toasted slightly with layered smoked salmon and neufchatel cream cheese mixed with capers and chives. I could go so I'll stop while I'm still calories ahead. Please add a taste profile...,

Wild-Yeast

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Edo Bread

I really wasn't sure just what kind of taste profile this would produce. The swirl created what I hoped it would. The bread contained a nice onion-sweet flavor throughout. But like a coffee cake with a swirl of cinnamon, a bite of the swirl was a burst of flavor. Sweeter than the onions of the typical onion roll and a bit moister with the the remains of the olive oil they had been sautéed in.  Delicious by itself it did ask for many of the ingredients you would put on a good bagel.