Sunday, July 17, 2011

Homemade Dill Bread

Fresh from the oven, warm with melting butter - nothing is better than homemade bread.   I don't have a bread maker, but that didn't scare me, as I've done this before.   It's hard to imagine that women would get up very early each morning and make a loaf of fresh bread for the family for the day.   This recipe produced a moist bread with a great crust and within an hour, 3 adults had eaten about 2/3 of the loaf!   I took lots of pictures so you can successfully do this as well!

Homemade Dill Bread


 Ingredients:
  • 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • 1/4 C warm water
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 2 T buttermilk
  • 2 T honey
  • 2 T shallots, minced
  • 1 T butter
  • 3 T dried dill weed
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 C all purpose flour
Directions:   Combine the yeast with the warm water and set aside. 

In a bowl, combine the sour cream, buttermilk, honey, shallots, dill weed, soda and egg and mix well.

Pour contents into a saucepan and add the butter.   Heat over low just until the butter melts, remove from heat, and add the yeast. 

Stir to incorporate and gradually add the flour to form a stiff dough.   Turn out onto lightly floured board and knead for 5 - 10 minutes.

Place in a large, well oiled bowl and let rise until doubled, about an hour, covered.

Punch down and place into an oiled loaf pan of your choice.  I used a round one.   Let rise again until doubled, about 45 minutes. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Bake for 40-50 minutes, and serve hot with lots of butter!

7 comments:

Isabelle @ Crumb said...

I love fresh dill in just about anything and I'm a sucker for fresh-baked bread, so I'm guessing I'd probably inhale an entire loaf of this bread in one sitting. :)
Love the idea of using buttermilk and sour cream for moisture and tanginess. Can't wait to try this out!

Jennifer said...

That looks like a beautiful bread.

Krissy said...

Looks delicious. I havn't tried dill bread yet but I have been baking my own breads for at least six months now. I refuse to eat that preservative loaded store bought wonder fluff stuff anymore and I don't use a bread machine either. Thanks for sharing this. Dill has an amazing scent and I bet your kitchen was smelling wonderful!

Erin said...

There is just something about fresh bread! Looks delicious! Dill is such a great addition to this!

Christine's Pantry said...
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Christine's Pantry said...

Love homemade bread. And love the smell of bread baking. Will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Tina @flourtrader said...

What delicious comfort food, homemade bread. Dill bread sounds fantastic and this looks like a winner.