1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes
3 1/3 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon powdered milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried sage, optional
1 envelope yeast
Place the onion flakes in a small zip-type bag and set aside.
Combine remaining ingredients, except for the yeast, in a one-quart jar. Add the bag of onions and the yeast to the top of the mix and close the jar. Store the mix in a cool, dry place.
An equivalent amount of bulk yeast can be substituted for the pre-packaged yeast, but if you choose to do this you'll need to keep the mix with yeast in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.
Include the following instructions on a gift tag:
Savory Onion Bread
1 jar Onion Bread Mix
1 1/8 cups warm water (105 to 110 degrees F)
1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
Follow your bread maker instructions. For most bread makers, place the water and oil into the bread pan, then add the dry ingredients on top, add the yeast last. Bake as for "white" bread.
This mix can be used for traditional bread if you don't have a bread maker. Just mix ingredients as you would for white bread. Knead, let rise, punch down and form loaf and place in greased pan. Let rise again and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped.