Monday, February 10, 2014

mmmmm: homemade dill bread

snow is in the forecast again for us here in the south. for some reason, i always want to get my baking on when it's cold outside. this recipe is from one of my great friends and is so good i have to struggle to share with my family. it also ends in a butter bath, as all good things should. make it today. you won't be sorry.

dill bread

1 cup cottage cheese

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon butter (then more for the butter bath at the end)

1 tablespoon minced onion

2 teaspoons dill

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 unbeaten egg

1 package dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water

2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups flour

in a saucepan, heat the cottage cheese to warm. add the sugar, butter, onion dill and salt. mix well. remove from heat. add yeast to the warm water. measure flour and baking soda into a bowl. add the water and yeast mixture to the flour. add the egg and the cottage cheese mixture to the bowl. mix well and knead until smooth. grease the bowl and replace the dough to the bowl. cover and let rise in a warm place for one hour. punch down and turn into an 8-inch greased round casserole dish. let rise another 20 minutes. bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. remove from oven and brush with butter (butter bath time!). enjoy!

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