We planted nearly 1000 onions this year! Yes I know 1000 is a big number. I'm not sure how many will end up harvesting but it is going to be some 3 digit number for sure! We love onions.
Today I wanted to try a new recipe I found clicking through the King Arthur's Digital Baking Sheet It wasn't exactly easy task, there are over 3500 recipes to chose from. I narrowed my search : I wanted to try something I could pack for the picnic and also something with onions. These breadsticks caught my eye. Not only these breadsticks have onions in them but rosemary as well. Rosemary is such a great herb, especially with bread, it pair beautifully. I got to work and made a quick video of the process and you see it below.
Also, later this month King Arthur Flour is going to give away one yearly subscription to Digital Baking Sheet, to one of you. Stay tuned for all the details. I have a really fun project in works and a big giveaway is part of it.
Onion Rosemary Breadsticks
1 cup warm water
2tsp active dry yeast
1tbl granulated sugar
5tbl olive oil
3/4tsp kosher salt
1/4tsp fresh ground black pepper
2tbl fresh chopped rosemary
1cup finely diced onion sauteed in 1tbl olive oil
3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4cup olive oil or vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves
pretzel salt, poppy seed, sesame seeds
- Sautee onion in 1tbl olive oil, until translucent and until they it just starts to get golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Into a bowl pour warm water, add sugar, yeast, honey and molasses, stir well. Add 1/2 flour and stir again. Let the sponge sit for 10 minutes.
- Prepare garlic oil, stir pressed garlic cloves into 1/4 olive oil, set aside.
- Into the sponge add olive oil, rosemary, cooled onion, salt, pepper, also add about 1/2 of the remaining flour. Using paddle attachment stir until all the ingredients are combined.
- Switch the paddle attachment for the hook.
- Add remaining flour and knead until dough starts to come together.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead until it forms a ball.
- Place the dough into an lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap.
- Let rise in a warm spot for 1 1/2 hours.(watch the video below and learn a trick on how to rise the dough in the oven)
- Once the dough has risen, deflate it and turn it out onto a cutting board/work surface. Knead it for a minute.
- Divide dough into small pieces.
- Shape each piece into a long rope. Alternatively, roll the dough thin(1/8inch thick) directly on a baking sheet lined with a parchment paper, take a pizza wheel and cut into long thin strips.
- Cover with damp paper towel and let rise for 30 minutes. At this time also preheat oven to 400F.
- Brush each breadstick with garlic olive oil.
- Sprinkle with your choice of toppings.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve. You can also freeze them and reheat them in the oven.
- They are great with salads, I enjoyed them with Green Bean Casserole I made last week.