In a galaxy caraway.


I’ve done it again. Buy something in bulk that I probably shouldn’t have.
This time around, it’s caraway seeds that made me do it.
I love the stuff, but who buys caraway seeds in bulk, seriously? Unless they bake something like twelve thousand loaves of rye bread. A day.

So here’s a yeast-free bread for you, easy to make, quick to land on the table, and perfect to enjoy with a big bowl of soup or a salad. Or both.

(Cliffs Notes version of this already short post: Don’t buy caraway seeds in bulk.)

Caraway Onion Bread:

Nonstick cooking spray
3 cups (360 g) whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon (12 g) baking powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons (13 g) caraway seeds
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons (11 to 15 g) onion powder, to taste
2 tablespoons (16 g) cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1 1/2 cups (355 ml) vegan beer, plus up to 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra if needed
2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
1/4 cup (30 g) salted, toasted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), for the top

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Coat an 8 x 4-inch (20 x 10 cm) loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, caraway seeds, onion powder, and cornstarch.
Add 1 1/2 cups (353 ml) beer and olive oil, and stir until just mixed. If the batter is too dry, slowly add extra beer as needed.
Place the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle pepitas on top, pressing down lightly. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown, and that a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool on a wire rack before slicing. This bread tastes best when enjoyed freshly baked. Consider toasting the eventual leftovers before enjoying the next day.

Yield: One loaf


  • Josiane says:

    You always have the best post titles, but you’ve outdone yourself with this one! I love it as much as I love the idea of that bread, which is to say: a lot! I can’t wait until we’re able to have the needed electricity work done in the house, so that my oven can stand a chance of being able to fully bake that bread… Actually, it sounds so yummy that I may lose patience, and go bake it at my parents’ place!

  • Mattheworbit says:

    You know.. of all the things I’d be prone to buying in bulk – oddly enough, caraway seeds are not one of them!

  • Rachel says:

    Buying caraway seeds in bulk is totally something I would do. Sometimes you just can’t resist the call of the seemingly perfect bulk buy!
    I will be sure to get a very, very small amount of caraway seeds (just what I need) to make this bread.

  • Amey says:

    Best blog title ever!
    I love caraway seeds so much…. Mmmmmmmmm.

  • Ruby says:

    Your posts always make me smile. I also have a problem with buying certain things in bulk… usually dried fruit is my biggest weakness.
    Beautiful photos, as always!

    • Celine says:

      but see, dried fruit of any kind in bulk is a far finer and wiser choice than caraway seeds. I have issues. thank you for your kind comment, Ruby!