This delicious French bread is great for mopping up sauce from your plate!
4 to 5 cups flour
1 tablespoon instant yeast
4 tablespoon sugar
1 cup water
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
3 teaspoons kosher salt
2 to 3 cups diced onion, to taste
¼ cup poppy seeds
Place 4 cups of flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the yeast and the sugar. Add the eggs, water, ¼ cup of the vegetable oil and the salt. Mix well and knead for 10 minutes, until smooth, adding more flour if necessary. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, turning the dough to coat lightly with the oil, cover and let rise for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
Divide the dough into 12 pieces and form into balls. Roll or flatten each ball to about 6 inches in diameter. Put the dough on the cookie sheets and press down the center to leave about a slightly higher inch-wide edge all around. Brush the dough with cold water and sprinkle about some diced onion in each indentation. Brush the edges of the rounds with vegetable oil and sprinkle generously with poppy seeds. Let sit for 15 minutes uncovered.
Bake for 20 minutes until pletzls are golden brown. Serve warm