Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm back in the bloggyhood

So, what have I been doing? I had a wonderful extended weekend hosting the in-laws at the manor. Four of my five sister-in-laws and dear father-in-law flew in from Kansas City. We played cards, shopped till we dropped, filled each other in on the latest gossip, and I cooked up a storm. One of the things I made while they were here was Kary's fabulous Dilly Bread. I promised the girls I would post the recipe. It's super moist and the dill flavor is very subtle. I toasted a piece the next morning and had a scrambled egg sandwich with havarti cheese. Heaven. Thanks, Kary. It was a huge hit! I think I'm gonna have to make another loaf this week, just for me.


Dilly Bread

1 package dry yeast (2 1/2 tsp)
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup large curd cottage cheese
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp instant dried onion
1 Tbsp soft butter
2 tsp dill seeds (not dill weed)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 egg
2 cups of flour (or so, just enough to make a stiff batter)

Sprinkle yeast into warm water and dissolve.
Heat cottage cheese till just warm.
Combine in a bowl the cottage cheese, sugar, onion, butter, dill seeds, salt, baking soda, egg and the yeast mixture.
Add flour enough to make a stiff batter.
Beat everything together well.
Cover and let rise till double, about 60 minutes.
Stir down and put into a well greased 8 inch round casserole pan.
Cover and let rise about 45 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and rub the bread with butter and sprinkle with sea salt.
When warm enough to handle remove from pan.

I doubled this recipe to make two loaves.

58 comments:

  1. Havarti & dilly bread sound like perfect guests to me. They can visit any time. :)

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  2. mmm...sounds good and sounds like you had a fun weekend as well...

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  3. The best..."rub with butter and sprinkle with sea salt"!
    Fun to have family visiting and it sounds like you all know how to play together!

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  4. Good bread, good guests...good fun!

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  5. Sounds like a great weekend! I'm making lemon and dill chicken tonight. I know what I'm doing this afternoon ~ baking bread. Thanks for the recipe. :-)

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  6. Wow four of your five sisters-in-law - that's a lot, sounds as though you had a great time. I never knew my father-in-law as he passed away many years ago, I think I would have liked having him visit. Your recipe sounds great.

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  7. this sounds absolutely,delightfully, yummy...bkm

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  8. I found you by accident..and it was fabulous. I have linked to you, and your awesome site!

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  9. Good bread is SO important. I try and try, but have not yet found the perfect recipe. I'll give this a go.

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  10. Looks gorgeous and does sound simple to make: no kneading. I wonder if I could substitute fennel seed for the dill as I have those lurking in my cupboard?

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  11. Hello Willow,

    The bread looks delicious; I may be tempted! Glad you had a good gathering.

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  12. Willow,
    Thanks for the reminder. We used to make Dilly bread back in our BTTL days and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it.
    rel

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  13. Welcome back my dear Willow. Glad you were having a great time in the interim.
    The dill bread sounds dillwine....will definitely make some.

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  14. What a perfect summer visit!

    Thanks for the bread, it looks amazing. I love the combination of eggs/cheese/this bread you'e put together this morning, the perfect way to welcome back time to yourself.

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  15. Sounds like wonderful fun. I was with family as well, this weekend. It just feels good, doesn't it? Love this recipe!

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  16. Dear Willow, What a houseful!! With such wonderful food on offer, I am surprised that they only stayed for a weekend [or are they all still there?!!]

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  17. Welcome back--that bread sounds great--I might have to make that this weekend. I have a delicious onion/herb bread that just smells orgasmic when it's baking, and it's delicious. Like this one, it's only supposed to be for one loaf and I ALWAYS double it!

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  18. Taking a break from EVERYTHING is a good idea. Bravo!! And welcome back to the blog galaxy.

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  19. willow - i love herbed bread of any kind. this looks like a winner! thanks for sharing. steven

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  20. sounds magnificent! Bet that bread tastes even better! Welcome back Willow.

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  21. Glad you had a good weekend, and welcome back to blogland. The recipe sounds deliciously scrumptious, I shall have to try it out :)

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  22. Missed you, kiddo! This looks so scrumptuous! Hmm....I just might have to try this on Saturday!

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  23. I always wanted to bake bread and the one time I tried it it was less than successful. My son though, likes to bake bread. He like to cook too.

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  24. yum...fresh bread and family
    what better?

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  25. yum!!!

    for some reason i find dill incredibly intoxicating. this calls for the seed but with a chuck of havarti with dill i can have the best of both!!

    as soon as it cools down enough to turn on the oven, i'll be baking up a few of these loaves!!

    thanks so much.

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  26. I'll have to give this to wife to bake. I love anything with dill (or rosemary or basil or almost any herb.)

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  27. Edith, they arrived Saturday and stayed through Tuesday morning. It was a nice visit!

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  28. Eryl, although I've just made it the once with the dill seed, I would assume other herbs might be just as nice.

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  29. Yummy....another "Willow Receipe" to add to my collection....

    Sounds like you had a wonderful long weekend!

    Love from (still) foggy San Francisco,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  30. I'm back, too! Well, for a few days. Then off again.

    Send food!

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  31. I think I'll make this for a dinner party on Friday. :-)

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  32. Oh that looks delicious. I love anything with dill in it. Very Swedish. I'm a pitiful cook, but I'm sending this to my mom so she can make it!

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  33. This looks and reads delicious. If I were so inclined to bake I would give it a go but alas it is much too hot in this non-airconditioned home to even attempt. Glad you enjoyed the visit and kudos to you for blogging every day! That is a feat to be applauded and something I doubt I could manage.

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  34. that's one dilly of a bread! Love the salt on the top.

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  36. Sounds YUMMY! Where's the butter?...Glad you had an extended weekend. :-)

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  37. What a grand time you must have had and love dill bread. It's a family favorite here. Now I must try it with Havarti.

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  38. Dear Willow: Love this recipe. My hub hate pickles only sweet pickles. I love sour pickles so I will have to compromise and find sweet pickle seed; is there such a thing? Thanks for the recipe! And havarti, oh yes..

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  39. I wondered where you were dear willow. how lovely that your family gathers like that en mass and that you all get along eating dilly bread. What a lovely hostess you are to make it for them.

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  40. I have such a weakness for dill ... and especially for fresh bread. As soon as the humidity breaks, this is a must-bake for me!
    Thanks for sharing :-)
    ==lennie==

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  41. I haven't had dilly bread since I was little. My friend's mother made it every winter and I would just hang around their house for days. I can no longer eat gluten and right now that is making me VERY sad because your breakfast sounds divine.
    Love cards - we play every Friday with friends and on vacations. What games do you play?

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  42. Everton T, we play poker and canasta. On holidays, everyone must wear a silly hat while playing. ;^)

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  43. I've got the recipe down. One more for me to try. Thanks.

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  44. Sounds delicious!
    How about a little barter, I'd have a piece of real French Baguette?

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  45. looks Like I,m In The Kitchen Again This Weekend!

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  46. Welcome back. Everyone needs a break from blogging occasionally and I always feel better after a break. But it is nice to see Willow Manor appear on top of my various blogrolls again. As I say, welcome back.

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  47. what a pleasant surprise...i have been out of the bloghood for a while too...but i came here this morning looking for your salmon recipes and found this !!!

    i was wondering how it went...and it looks like it went very well, indeed...i am so happy to see this..now i want to make some today
    :-)

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  48. willow..i found the salmon recipe and am making it tonight
    :-)
    kary
    xxx

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  49. Oh, Kary, I hope you like the salmon. I've got to make another loaf of this dilly bread this weekend! It's fabulous.

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  50. I still haven't gotten around to making the bread but it does sound so good. By the way, I saw "The Innocents" last week...a very good suspense film - I was surprised at the ending. That Deborah Kerr was such a beauty.

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  51. Hi! Willow,
    Hmmm...Dilly Bread!
    Thanks, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D

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