Step 1: The Ingredients
1 cup water - between 90 - 115 degrees, NO HOTTER! or you will kill the yeast
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup wheat flour (you can use all of one kind or mix up the portions to your liking as long as you end up with 2 cups total)
1 tablespoon shortening
1 teaspoon salt
extra flour for kneading
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup cooked, diced bacon
1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), finely chopped
1/4 cup melted butter
9"x5" loaf pan
Step 2: Activating the Yeast
You can use your finger to gauge the temperature but I like to use a thermometer just to be sure.
Step 3: Lets Get Mixing
Mix in the yeast and water mixture and stir well
Add shortening and mix in well.
Step 5: Let it Rise, Let it Rise
Put dough in bowl and turn it once so the oiled side is up.
Cover with a clean lint free cloth and let it sit until it has doubled in size.
Step 6: Caramelizing the Onion
Melt about a teaspoon of butter into a skillet and put in the onion. Caramelizing is a slow process so keep the heat on medium low and let the onion brown slowly releasing that nice sweet flavor, stirring occasionally.
Set aside until the dough has risen.