Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Parmesan Cheese Onion Bread

It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me.  I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy.  It might be a main course recipe.  A cookie or baked item.  Candy.  Salads.  Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is PARMESAN CHEESE ONION BREAD.

There’s nothing more satisfying than the aroma and taste of freshly made bread! I love onion bread. Add parmesan cheese and I’m in heaven. This is wonderful served hot and buttery alongside a bowl of rich and hearty soup…or spaghetti…or, hmmm, there’s little this bread won’t enhance.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s.

Happy eating!


P.S.  We’re at 13 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like.  If you don’t want to miss any future recipes, be sure to return to my blog next Friday. Even better, subscribe to my blog and the recipes will come directly to your email Inbox.  If this is your first visit, check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column of my blog page, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, etc.


[Makes 2 loaves]


1 pkg. yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 cups water
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 T. parmesan cheese
2 T. shortening
6 to 6 ½ cups flour
7 egg whites with 1 tsp. water


Soften yeast in ¼ cup warm water.  Combine soup mix and 2 cups water in covered saucepan.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Add sugar, salt, Parmesan cheese and
shortening. Stir well.  Cool to lukewarm.  Stir in 2 cups flour and beat.  Stir in yeast mixture.  Add enough flour to make stiff dough.  Knead until smooth.  Place in lightly greased bowl.  Cover and let rise about 1½ hours.  Punch down. Divide in half.  Cover and let rise 10 minutes.  Shape into 2 loaves.  Place on greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.  Gash tops diagonally.  Cover and let rise about 1 hour.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.  Brush with egg white.  Bake 10-15 minutes more until lightly brown.  Let sit on rack until cooled for easier slicing.

2 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Parmesan Cheese Onion Bread”

    1. Hi, Jennifer. I honestly think good baking skills are a mix of finding the right recipe and taking the time to follow the directions. You might find this one recipe is the one that doesn’t end up as a new doorstop. The trick to making bread though is not to knead it too much or add too much additional flour in the kneading process. I usually knead and fold my bread no more than 10 times. It should be smooth and kneaded by that time. Also, let the bread raise in a warm oven with warm water in a separate pan on the rack below the bread. Get the oven warm and then turn off the oven. It should retain heat long enough.

      Another trick? Start your breakmaking early in the morning and let the rising barometer of the day help your bread to raise.

      And of course if you really can’t bake bread, you can still have homemade bread. Buy yourself a good bread machine. It does all that stuff for you. You may have to adjust this recipe a bit to use in the bread machine but follow their directions and you can have good bread any time. They might even have a variation of this recipe in their recipe book! Good luck!

      Thanks for stopping in on my blog. I hope you’ll come back or, even better, subscribe! Everything I blog would then come directly to your email Inbox. Have a great week, Jennifer!

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