Onion and Garlic Bread Recipe

Caramelised Onion and Garlic Bread

Try this easy to make: Caramelised Onion and Garlic Loaf

This no-knead caramelised onion and garlic loaf is a great bread recipe to have on hand. It’s savoury and simple.

Onion and Garlic Bread Recipe

Caramelised Onion and Garlic Bread

Baking should not be a mundane task, it should be a rewarding and joyous activity. This is why this recipe for caramelised onion and garlic loaf is so great. It’s an easy no-knead load and its taste should put a smile on your face and fill your belly.

It’s ideal to serve topped with grated cheese, as an accompaniment to soup and it’s even great for making sandwiches.

This bread is light and full of flavour. If you have time on your hands, you can still allow the bread to rise for up to 4 hours the second time.

Caramelised onion and garlic bread loaf

4 from 4 votes
Recipe by Robyn Brittow Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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This no-knead recipe is the easiest bread recipe to have on hand.


  • 750 ml 750 all-purpose flour

  • 45 ml 45 Xylitol

  • 2.5 ml 2.5 salt

  • 15 ml 15 dry active yeast

  • 180 ml 180 warm milk

  • 3 3 eggs whisked

  • 45 ml 45 softened butter or margarine

  • 60 ml 60 crushed garlic

  • 15 ml 15 salt

  • handful of chopped parsley

  • 1/2 1/2 onion – caramelised

  • 125 ml 125 butter/margarine at room temperature


  • In a mixing bowl add the flour, xylitol, salt and yeast. Stir together to combine.
  • Add the milk and 2 whisked eggs until it is all combined.
  • Stir in the butter and you should have a sticky dough.
  • Transfer the dough into a greased bowl, cover with a tea towel or cling wrap and allow it to rise in a warm place for an hour.
  • On a floured surface knock the dough down and fold for 2 minutes. Flatten the dough and divide into 14 equal portions. Roll the portions into balls.
  • Flatten each ball of dough out and add a tsp of the garlic and onion butter. Fold the dough in half and bring the corners together.
  • Once all the dough has been filled with butter and shaped, place into a greased baking tray or large round cake tin. Allow the dough to rise in a draft-free place for 2 hours.
  • Brush the bread with whisked egg and bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 175 degrees Celsius. The bread should be golden brown.
  • Serve with soup, butter and cheese or enjoy as is.
  • In a bowl, mix together the butter, onion, garlic, parsley and salt and keep in the fridge until ready to use.

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