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What is tirotto and how to make it: even better than focaccia

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Recipe for Italian onion bread tirotto. Source: Pixabay

Tirotto is a traditional Italian dish. It looks like the well-known focaccia but with a lot of onions. In the process of making the dough, it is best to use melted fat or lard, thanks to which onion reveals its flavor well, turns out to be slightly sweet and not bitter.

Food blogger Yulia (juli_co.ok) shared a recipe for Italian onion bread called tirotto on her Instagram page.

Recipe for Italian bread tirotto

Ingredients:

  • flour - 500 g
  • water - 300 ml
  • dry yeast - 3 g or wet - 8 g
  • onion - 500 g
  • melted fat/lard - 100 g
  • salt - 10 g
Onion bread in the oven

Method of preparation:

1. Cut onion into half rings.

2. Dissolve salt and yeast in water. Stir.

3. Add melted butter and flour. Mix a little.

How to cook onions deliciously

4. Add the onion and knead the dough until smooth. It will be a little sticky. Leave it at room temperature for 1 hour.

5. Grease a baking sheet with oil. Spread the dough evenly. Leave for 30 minutes. At the same time, preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

Italian onion bread tirotto

6. Bake the bread for 30 minutes.

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