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Caramelized Onion and Bacon Bublik Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 large onions, sliced
- 4 slices of bacon, diced
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme leaves
- 1 Bublik (Russian-style bread roll)

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large skillet
- Wooden spoon

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the onions and bacon and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the brown sugar, salt, pepper, and thyme leaves and cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Cut the Bublik in half and place on a baking sheet.
5. Top with the caramelized onion and bacon mixture.
6. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, or until the Bublik is golden brown.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 1 Bublik

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 250
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 25g
Protein: 9g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Bacon: Pancetta or prosciutto
- Butter: Coconut oil or olive oil
- Brown sugar: Coconut sugar or maple syrup

- Add other vegetables such as mushrooms or bell peppers.
- Substitute the Bublik for a different type of bread.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to cook the onions and bacon until they are golden brown and caramelized.
- If the onions are cooking too quickly, reduce the heat to low.

Storage Instructions:
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve the Caramelized Onion and Bacon Bublik on a bed of fresh greens.

Garnish with fresh thyme leaves and a sprinkle of black pepper.

Pair with a glass of white wine or a light beer.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Serve with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad.

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the onions are not caramelizing, add a little more butter or olive oil.
- If the onions are burning, reduce the heat to low.

Food Safety Advice:
Make sure to store the Caramelized Onion and Bacon Bublik in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consume within 3 days.

Food History:
Caramelized onions have been a popular dish in many cultures for centuries. The Bublik is a traditional Russian-style bread roll that has been enjoyed since the 16th century.

Flavor Profiles:
This dish has a sweet and savory flavor with a hint of smokiness from the bacon.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve as an appetizer or as a side dish.

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Taste: Savory, Salty, Smokey, Sweet