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Monday, January 20, 2014

Dilly Bread

This is a definite favorite of every member of my family, so I'm posting it again with an updated picture. Yummy!

Original post 10/20/10:
Here's another recipe I didn't realize had neglected for so long. How I overlooked it, I don't know, because it's one of my absolute favorites. There's just something about dilly bread that is good for the soul (at least mine) :).

I've tasted several other people's dilly bread over the years and they're all yummy, but I prefer mine made with whole wheat flour instead of white. Of course, it's more healthful that way, but honestly I hate how white bread sticks to the roof of your mouth, gumming up the whole mastication process. This version doesn't create that annoyance, is more filling, and is just as delicious!

Whole Wheat Dilly Bread

1 Tb. yeast
1/4 c. warm water
1 c. cottage cheese
1 Tb. butter
1 Tb. honey
1 Tb. minced onion
1 tsp. dill weed
1 tsp. dill seed*
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 unbeaten egg
2 1/2 c. whole wheat flour (or more, as needed)

Soften yeast in warm water.
Heat cottage cheese and butter to lukewarm. Put in large bowl, add honey, minced onion, dill weed, dill seed, salt, baking soda, and unbeaten egg.
Add yeast mixture.
Mix in flour until not sticky. Knead all air out (or let your mixer do it). Let rise 30-40 min.
Knead down and put in well-greased bread pan. Let rise 30 min.
Bake at 350 for 30 min, or until well browned.

*I've always made it with both dill weed and seed, but this last time I started the recipe without realizing I had run out of dill seed. So, I found out that using 2 tsp. dill weed in place of the 1 tsp. of each still yields great results--just in case you don't have both, or have a difficult time finding the seed (which is sometimes the case).

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Brandi M said...

mmmmmm!!!!! My favorite! I don't know if this is the same recipe as my mom's (since I don't have the recipe in front of me), but Dill Bread is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! We bought all the ingredients to make it this week. I can't wait! Nisha and I made it once at my grandparents house and now they always want me to make it when I come over :)

Anders said...

Dilly bread is amazing! I think I miss out on the baked goods all too often because I think it takes too long or something..

carolyn said...

Do you make it on your own or do you use a bread machine?

Katrina said...

Carolyn, I always make bread (and everything else I can) in my KitchenAid mixer. It's great!

Rosemary said...

Katrina, is this the recipe that Grandma Jo uses that the Lyman boys love?

Katrina said...

I'm not really sure. It may very well be. I have family on both sides who make it and I'm not sure where this recipe came from...

Liz said...

This looks yummy! My MIL makes dill bread that she's really proud of, so I'll have to try this recipe and see if she likes it (of course, she won't like it as well as her own!)


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