Beer Batter Bread with Caramelized Onions and Cheese
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 1 large onion, diced (about 1 heaping cup of diced onion)
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated fontina cheese (gouda is okay too)
  • 1 (12 oz) bottle of beer, preferably amber ale
  • ¼ cup melted butter, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a 9x5 bread pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter over medium low heat. Add diced onion and cook until soft and golden, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine then make a well in the center and add the cooked onion, cheese, and beer. Stir until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
  4. Spread batter evenly into prepared bread pan. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the top and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes. At 35 minutes, remove bread from oven and drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter evenly over the top of the bread. Return to oven for an additional 20 minutes, or until a skewer or knife inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and continue cooling.
Recipe by Some the Wiser at