onion flat rolls

prep time:  2 1/2 hours
cook time:  tbd
servings:  20 rolls

4 cups flour
2 tablespoons yeast
4 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion - peeled and diced
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt

1.  place flour in bowl of an electric mixer with a dough paddle attached.  make a well in the center and pour in 1 cup lukewarm water.  stir in yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar and let it sit for 30 minutes.

2.  add egg, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, remaining sugar and salt.  mix well until dough is soft but not sticky, adding flour if necessary.  turn into a greased bowl, and let rise again, covered, for 1 hour.  knead lightly and let rise again for 30 minutes.

3.  heat oven to 350 degrees.  place diced onion in a small bowl, and stir in poppy seeds and remaining 2 teaspoons vegetable oil.  set aside.

4.  divide dough into 20 balls.  on a floured board, roll each ball into a circle about 2 - 3-inches in diameter and about 1-inch thick.  sprinkle a tablespoon of onion poppy seed mixture on each circle.  roll circles again, to a thickness of about 1/8-inch.  prick each circle with a fork and sprinkle lightly with salt.  transfer to an ungreased baking sheet.  bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.

- new your times, december 2004

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