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French Onion Bread

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"I make this bread every week. My family never tires of it. I've shared it with friends and have received many compliments."
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Ingredients

55 m servings
Original recipe yields 48 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1/2 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt; beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. In a small bowl, combine hot water, soup mix, shortening and remaining sugar. Cool to 115 degrees F. Add to yeast mixture with 2 cups flour; mix for 1-2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch the dough down; divide into thirds. Shape into loaves; place in three greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.

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I used this recipe to make three large pizzas for a family gathering. They were a hit. I will next time use olive oil instead of shortening. The shortening as it cooled formed clumps on the t...

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This was quite good. I found the soup mix, hot water and shortening did not mix together very well but once added into the dough it still came together somehow. I think it would taste really goo...

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I used this recipe to make three large pizzas for a family gathering. They were a hit. I will next time use olive oil instead of shortening. The shortening as it cooled formed clumps on the t...

This was quite good. I found the soup mix, hot water and shortening did not mix together very well but once added into the dough it still came together somehow. I think it would taste really goo...

this is really good bread...tho i used olive oil instead of shortening and halved the recipe so i could do it in the bread machine...it turned out great...nice and lite and fluffy ... next time ...

reminds me of onion buns---very good!

I did not like this.

Absolutely wonderful bread. I served it up with a soup and my guests ranted and raved over it.