Vidalia Onion Bread


3 TBSP butter, divided
1 large Vidalia onion, halved and sliced thin
1 3/4 cups plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, divided


In a heavy skillet, melt 2 TBSP butter and saute the onions over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 10 or 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Reserve a couple of TBSP of onions for topping. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in milk, egg and 1/2 cup of cheese along with all the remaining onions. Turn into a 9 inch pie pan. Top with reserved onion, cheese, and remaining 1 TBSP butter which has been melted. Bake at 400 deg about 25 to 30 minutes until brown. Cool about 5 minutes before cutting into wedges to serve.