This is totally unknown to me until I saw them on the net. Originated from Poland, this bialys uses less ingredients compared with other rolls and no added fat. It is similar to bagel but without the hole and not boiled.
They are soft and had chewy crust. Though my onion turned extra brown but they remained delicious and sweet, came from the fried onion. At the time of baking, nice aroma filled the entire kitchen.. It is best eaten right after it has been baked.
Adapted and modified from The Bread Bible
Yield : 6 bialys
2 C high gluten bread flour
1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
3/4 C plus 2 TB warm water
2 and 1/4 tsp oil
6 TB chopped onion
1/4 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
Mix together flour, instant yeast and salt. Gradually add the water and forms into a dough.
Knead the dough by hand for 10 minutes and place it onto greased and covered bowl.
Let rise for 1 1/2-2 hours until doubled. Punch the dough down, let sit for another 45 minutes.
Prepare the filling by heating the oil, saute the onion until translucent. Remove, add salt and black pepper. Cool.
Punch the dough down, divide into 6 balls. Shape each ball into 2 1/2 in-4 in round and make a deep indentation in the center leaving 1 in rim. Spoon the filling in the center..
Let sit for 15 minutes. Preheat oven @ 180 C.
Bake the bialys for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on rack.
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