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Pletzel - Onion & Poppyseed Flatbread

A Pletzel is like a cheese less pizza -- it is a flatbread topped with caramelized onions. Great to serve as an appetizer or snack.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Course: breads
Cuisine: european, jewish
Servings: 6 People


For the Dough:

  • 3~4 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp Instant Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Egg Replacer whisked in 6tbsp Water (or use 2 eggs)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾~1 cups Lukewarm Water

For Caramelized Onions:

  • 2 Large Onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


Make the Dough:

  • Combine all the Ingredients for the dough in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, Mix and knead until a soft, pliable dough forms -- takes about 7~8 minutes on the machine and 10~12 minutes by hand.
  • Transfer the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover and set aside for 2 hours.

Make Caramelized Onions:

  • While the dough is rising, heat 2~3tbsp olive oil in a large, heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions start to sizzle, about 3 minutes. Turn the heat to low and cook till the onions are caramelized and turn golden. Turn off the heat and keep them ready.

Make Pletzels:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F at least 20 minutes before you start baking. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Lightly flour the work surface and roll each piece into a large rectangle, about 7"x10".
  • Put 2 pieces of dough on 1 baking sheet and the third one on the other baking sheet.
  • Top the dough with the caramelized onions, poppy seeds and salt. Bake for 20~25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve hot or warm.


  • Substitute some of the all purpose flour with wholewheat flour.
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