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                   FITASCETTA (ONION COVERED BREAD RING)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Italian
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4   ts           Dried yeast
    1       c            Warm water
      1/4   c            Olive oil
    2 1/2   c            All-purpose white flour
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
    1 1/2   lb           Red onions, sliced very fine
    4       tb           Margarine
                         Salt & pepper
    1       pn           Sugar
                         Olive oil
 
   Stir the yeast into the water in a large mixing bowl &
   let stand until it is creamy, about 10 minutes.  With
   a wooden spoon, stir in the olive oil followed by the
   flour & salt.  Knead by hand until moist & velvety.
   Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover & let rise
   until doubled.  Meanwhile, saute the onions in
   margarine over the lowest possible heat until they are
   soft & transparent, about 40 minutes.  Season with
   salt & pepper & sugar.  Leave to cool. When the dough
   has risen, turn out onto a floured board & shape into
   a long log.  Transfer to a greased baking sheet & join
   the two ends to make a ring of 6 tp 8 diameter.
   Keep the hole in the centre as open as possible.
   Cover & let rise till doubled. 30 minutes before
   baking, preheat oven to 400F.  When the dough has
   risen, scoop up the onions in a slotted spoon & pile
   on top of the ring.  Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce
   the heat to 375F, brush the exposed surface with more
   olive oil & bake another 15 to 20 minutes until golden
   & crispy. Remove & slide onto a wire rack to cool.
  
 
 
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