Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dilly Bread. . .

12 more days. . .
Are you ready?

Today I want to share a recipe that has become a holiday tradition in our family. I can't remember the first time my mom made this bread for Thanksgiving dinner, probably 1975, not really sure. It was an instant hit with everyone. She also made it for Christmas dinner that year. She made it for our holiday meals for years. I have continued the tradition. If you don't want to take the time to knead the dough you can make it in your bread machine. Very simple.

Dilly Bread

1 package yeast

1/4 cup warm water

1 cup cottage cheese (heated to lukewarm, I do this in the microwave)

2 T. sugar

1 T. instant minced onion

3 T. butter

2 tsp. dill seed

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. soda

1 egg

2 1/4 cup sifted flour

Soften yeast in water. Combine in mixing bowl cottage cheese, sugar, onion, butter, dill seed, salt, soda, beaten egg and softened yeast. Add flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after each addition. Cover and let rise in warm place until light and doubles in size, 50 to 60 minutes. Knead down dough and turn into well greased 2 1/2 qt. casserole. Let rise in warm place until light, 40 minutes or so. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 to 25 minutes until brown (crust will be dark brown). Brush with butter.

The combination of dill & cottage cheese really make this delicious. Hope you try it for your Thanksgiving meal.


Shellmo said...

This sounds good - and what a creative combination of ingredients! Will have to try this.

profenretraite said...

Sound so yummy! I love bread! When I got my bread machine, I tried every recipe. My daughter came home one day and said "What kind of bread are we having for supper tonight?" lol Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing...Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

Sounds delicious. Does the Dill seed taste like Dill? It's one of my favorites.
Love cottage cheese too.

Bo said...

Oh you sweet girl...I have never made homemade bread ever...don't know why...just never have...but your recipe sounds do-able & yummy! Thanks! ;-) Bo

Tootsie said...

Thanks giving is over here....about a month ago....but that bread does sound super yummy....maybe I should pretend I am in the U.S.....and have another thanksgiving dinner....lots of great recipes here in blog land for me to have on my table!

Anonymous said...

Oh this will be made in my house for sure. Thank you. I'll add it to my collection.


Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, doesn't this sound yummy!!!

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe-I've wanted a recipe for dill bread with cottage cheese since being given some a couple years ago. I'll have to give yours a try soon.

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