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Amish Onion Cake Recipe

Hello all!

I was looking though old issues of "Taste of Home" and found an interesting looking recipe.  It was a runner-up for their onion competition.  It comes from the Aug/Sept 2003 issue.


Amish Onion Cake

"This rich, moist bread with an onion-poppy seed topping is a wonderful break from your everyday bread routine.  You can serve it with any meat, and it's a nice accompaniment to soup or salad."

  •  3 to 4 medium onions, chopped 
  • 2 cups cold butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

In a large skillet, cook onions in 1/2 cup butter over low heat for 10 minutes.  Stir in the poppy seeds, salt, paprika, and pepper; cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally.  In a bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and sugars.  Cut in 1 1/4 cups butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Melt the remaining butter.  In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sour cream, and melted butter.  Make a well in dry ingredients; stir in egg mixture just until moistened. Spread into a greased 10 inch srpingform pan.  Spoon onion mixture over the dough.  Place pan on a baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Serve warm.  10-12 servings.

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