Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Asiago Cheese and Onion Braid

- taken from a pillsbury magazine

You will need:

2 tablespoons butter
1 large sweet onion, cut in half, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar (i suggest using less than can get a little to sweet)
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves (i used 1/4 teaspoon dried ground thyme because i didn't have dried leaves)
1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust
1 cup shredded Asiago cheese (4 oz)
1 egg white, beaten
1/2 teaspoon poppy seed

1. heat oven to 425. spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.

2. in a 10 inch skillet (i used my dutch oven pot) melt butter over medium heat. add onion; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown. stir in brown sugar and thyme. cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. remove from heat.

3. unroll pizza dough; place on a cookie sheet. starting at center, roll or press dough into 15x10 rectangle. sprinkle with cheese down center third of dough. spoon onion mixture evenly over cheese.

4. with scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on both long sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling. alternately cross strips diagonally over filling; turn ends under and press to seal. brush egg white over top. sprinkle with poppy seed.

5. bake 11 to 15 minute or until crust is golden brown. let stand 5 minutes before serving. remove from cookie sheet; cut crosswise into slices.

Here is the picture of how mine turned out:

At first i thought that using pre-made crusts and doughs were cheating...but after experiencing a couple recipes...i've come to appreciate them! Its fast and easy. perfect for an inexperienced cook like myself to handle in the kitchen without being overwhelmed.

A couple side notes:
- My friend got me this wonderful new magazine, and i can't wait to test out some recipes from it. so this is a little shout out to her "thank you"

- Second, I went and had dinner and a movie with a friend the other night. It was an enjoyable evening. If you have not seen the movie avatar, you should! Pandora is a beautiful planet, and i would choose to live there instead of earth in a heart beat.

-Third, the united state of tara came in the mail. Ordered it online from target for under 30 bucks! SHOPPING WIN!


  1. Oh that is ultimate guy food...right there...don't show this to my brother. lol!

  2. What is this typically served with?