Pizza Dough Bialys Recipe


all-purpose flour for rolling and baking

1 pound prepared pizza dough (store-bought is fine)

2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil

1 onion, chopped finely

6 tablespoons poppy seeds

salt to taste


Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Flour a baking sheet and set aside.

 Cut dough into equal pieces: 6 for larger bialys or 8 for smaller ones.

 Shape each piece of dough into some semblance of a 4- or 5-inch circle. (They need not be perfect — in fact it’s better if they aren’t). Let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.

 While the dough rests, heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

 Add the chopped onion and cook for 7-9 minutes, or until very soft and golden brown.

 Add the poppy seeds and salt and pepper to taste.

 Remove from heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.

 Press about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the onion mixture (more if it will fit) into the well you created in each bialy.

 Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the bialys are golden brown with crisp bottoms.