Friday, November 13, 2009

A Recipe Worth Repeating . . .

Last year about this time I posted
this recipe for Dilly Bread.

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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.


Nonnas News said...

My mother used to make this for us years ago! I havent had it in a long time. Its nice to see the recipe for it again! Have a super weekend!

Stacey said...

That sounds so good! I have a confessiion - I've never done anything with yeast unless it went in my bread machine. I bet I could put this in the bread machine. Love dill!

Mary said...

Can't wait to sink my teeth in the Dilly Bread this year. It's been so long since I have had it.
It will be good to be with family this year!

Darlene said...

I've never had bread like that but it sounds delicious!

Kari said...

Yumm!!! I can't wait to eat some! =)

Opie Dawn said...

My all time favorite!! :-) yummy!