Onion and Cheese Loaf

½ onion

1 tbsp oil

1 ½ cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp butter

1 cup grated cheese

1 egg

2/3 cup milk

1-2 tbsp extra butter, melted

Dice and fry onion in oil, until soft and almost caramelised.  Add dry ingredients to a bowl and rub butter through, until the consistency of breadcrumbs.  Add the fried onion and half of the cheese to the dry mixture.  Beat egg and milk together and combine with the mixture.  Put in a greased, lined cake tin and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.  Glaze with melted butter and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes. 

If you would like to use this as a cheat’s focaccia bread, you can also sprinkle with other flavours to taste, such as herbs, rock salt, sundried tomatoes or olives.  Great served with soup or salad for an easy lunch.

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