No Yeast Onion Bread

published by TechDoc on Mar 29, 2009

A simple no nonsense, no yeast required quick onion bread recipe.

Figure 1 Image Source: Homemade Onion Bread


  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Cup of Finely Grated Cheese
  • ½ Cup of Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon each of Baking Powder and Instant Onions
  • 1½ Teaspoons of Freshly Ground Sea Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and grease a loaf tin ready for the dough
    1. Add flour, baking powder, salt and pepper into a mixing bowl and give a quick stir. Now use your sifter to sift the flour mixture. Sift twice to ensure that no small lumps remain. If clumps persist, you may need to add a little more flour and resift discarding the lumps.
    2. Next up add the onion and grated cheese to the sifted flour mixture and mix well
    3. Beat the egg
    4. If you are using a bench mixer then use the dough hook. While stirring continuously add the egg to the flour mixture and then begin slowly adding the milk to the mixture. Mix continuously until a soft dough forms. Turn dough onto a floured worktop and knead a little.

Figure 2 Image Source: Onion Bread Dough Prior to Shaping

  1. Then shape dough into a log if you are using a rectangular loaf tin or a ball if using a round loaf tin. Place dough into loaf tin and put in preheated oven to bake for 1 hour.
    1. Once cooked take loaf tin out of oven and set it on a wire rack to cool for a minute then turn the loaf out onto the wire rack and let it cool for at least 15 minutes before beginning to sample your freshly baked hot out of the oven onion bread

Figure 3 Image Source: Vienna Loaf Style Onion Bread

Tip: If you take a very sharp knife or razor and make diagonal slices across the top of the loaf before putting it into the loaf tin you will get the classic “Vienna Loaf” style pattern (see Figure 2) on the top of your loaf of onion bread.


This onion bread is particularly great when served warm and lightly buttered along with soups, stews and casseroles.

Another great serving idea is to serve it along with savory dips. I generally slice it into thin slices cut into fingers, which I toast crisp under the griller and then place on a platter along with a couple of dips.

When it comes to making sandwiches, you will find this cheesy onion bread is great in partnership with your favorite sandwich fillings especially salad sandwiches with or without meat.


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