Caramelised Onion and Thyme Bread with Honeyed Cranberry Butter…
…the main event is two days away , yet here I am already thinking about leftovers!
This quick bread is ready to be topped with a smear of this wonderfully sweet cranberry butter , some shredded turkey or meaty stuffing or even a slither of cheese from the cheeseboard .
To make it: In a pan , cook 3x large onions in 3 x tbsp of butter over medium heat , until they are soft and start getting golden in colour ( about half an hour, stirring occasionally). Let them come into room temperature and then mix in a bowl with 2x cups plain flour, 1x cup wholemeal flour, 3x tbsp chopped fresh thyme , 2x tsp baking powder, 1x tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 2x large eggs, 1/2 cup honey , 1/2 cup sunflower oil , 3/4 cup plain yoghurt and mix just until all the ingredients have come together, do not overwork it. Empty the mix into a greased bread loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven at 160°C , for 45-50 mins , until no batter clings on a toothpick when you insert it into the centre of the loaf .
For the butter mix 100g of unsalted butter at room temperature, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1x tbsp honey and a pinch of salt and set aside
(Based on a recipe found in Lunds & Bryerlys Real Food magazine)
So, final bake before Christmas went in the oven , while I enjoyed a particularly muddy walk with the dog 🐶.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and first and foremost a safe one!! 🎄