Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Into Flavor: German Onion Cake


Linda at 2nd Cup is hosting a five week Fall Into Flavor meme! She shared an amazing recipe for Baked Potato Soup today and others are linked up with a bunch of other great recipes to try.

My offering today is from an Amish cookbook and features onions. We LOVE onions but, alas, as we get older the onions don't love us so much. Raw at least. So we turn to recipes using cooked onions. Like this one. Which I think would be fabulous with Linda's soup!

GERMAN ONION CAKE
3 large onions, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
4 teaspoons baking powder
5 tablespoons vegetable shortening
3/4 - 1 cup milk
1 egg, well beaten
3/4 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
14/ teaspoon paprika (optional)

In medium skillet sauté the onions in butter over low heat until they just begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Season with dried marjoram, pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Preheat oven to 450°.
In a bowl mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder and remaining salt. Add shortening and cut in until mixture resembles soft crumbs. Add milk and mix quickly to form a soft dough.
Oil 10" round cake pan and lightly use fingers to spread dough out evenly. Spread cooked onion over top.
Beat egg and sour cream together and spread over the onion, right to the edge of the pan. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and paprika.
Bake for 20 minutes. Cool slightly, then cut into wedges.

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Not a difficult recipe at all, and full of flavor. A good side to any hearty soup or stew. Enjoy!

11 comments:

skoots1mom said...

i'm so gonna love this...
hubby won't eat it but that just means MORE for me :D
thx 4 sharing...it is gonna be on the table with my next 15-bean soup

Karen said...

Hmmm, onion cake. I have a recipe for German Onion Pie which I love. It's basically a quiche, but very heavy on the onion. It's got bacon, too, which makes it perfect.

Mocha with Linda said...

Glad to know it's to serve with soup and not a birthday cake! LOL

Mari said...

This sounds really good. I'm making cheesy potato soup today,and I wish I had everything I needed to make this with it. However - I've already been to the store once, so it'll have to wait until next time.

Amy said...

I am still trying to wrap my mind around the words onion and cake in the same recipe title...but I LOVE onions and I LOVE cake...so that solves that!!

Thanks for sharing
Amy

sara said...

this sounds great. But I have to say that onion and cake should not go together in a title!!! :) However, I love onions and will definitely try this!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I'm unrefined enough that I had the wrong idea with "onion" and "cake" in the same recipe name! But then I realized it's not like a dessert cake...duh! ha ha Great recipe...and very unique.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Drats skoots stole my comment. I am making a pot of 15 bean soup in the very near future and I think this would be to perfect to go along side it!!!

I am copying if for my recipe file right now!!!!!!!!!

Blessings
R

Susanne said...

Oh it would be awesome with Linda's soup. Yummy!

Sarah said...

The word "German" pretty much sold me. ;)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, those Amish. They know how to do food, for sure.

Thanks for sharing this. I have never heard of anything like it.

I'll have to try it!