I just love this bread. I love the onion, the parmesan cheese and the bacon inside the bread. The original recipe only has onion and cheese but I have added extra 'liao' (ingredients) which is the bacon to get a even more tasty bread. I also love the parmesan cheese that was sprinkled on top of the bread before baking.
ONION CHEESE BREAD
400g bread flour
20g milk powder
8g dry yeast
40g castor sugar
240ml cold water
1 big onion cut into cubes (120g)
12g Parmesan cheese
40g unsalted butter
3 strips of bacon (cut into small pieces) - optional
1. Pour some olive oil into a pan and fry onion until soft. Leave aside to cool down.
(* If you want to use bacon, then instead of onion, fry the bacon pieces first in some olive oil. When bacon bits are slight brown, add in onion and fry until onion turn soft.)
2. Mix all ingredients except butter and salt in a bowl and knead until it becomes a dough. Add in butter and salt and continue to knead until smooth and elastic. Add in onion/bacon and knead at low speed until it is incorporated into the dough. Round dough up and rest for 25 minutes. Divide dough into 50g each and roll into a round shape.
3. Place into a baking tray, well greased and lightly floured, leaving some space in between. Apply eggwash and sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese on top and leave to proof for 1 hour or double in size.
4. Bake at a preheated oven at 190C for about 17 to 18 minutes. If the top is too brown cover with foil and let it finish baking. Immediately after baking, leave it on cooling rack to cool down.
(Note: If you prefer to just leave it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, you can do that.)