Savoury cheese and herb bread

    2 hours 20 min

    This easy, savoury yeast bread is made with cottage cheese, onion and dill and cooked in a baking dish. You could use chives instead of dill if you prefer.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 7g dried active yeast
    • 4 tablespoons warm water
    • 225g cottage cheese, room temperature
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature, plus more as needed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons dried dill
    • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
    • 1 egg
    • 275g plain flour, or more if needed
    • 1 pinch salt

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min rising  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. Soften yeast in warm water; let stand 10 minutes.
    2. Mix cottage cheese, sugar, butter, 1 teaspoon salt and bicarbonate of soda together in a large mixing bowl. Add dill, dried onion, egg and yeast mixture. Mix well. Gradually add flour, about 4 tablespoons at a time, stirring well after each addition. If dough seems too sticky, add another tablespoon or 2 of flour.
    3. Cover bowl with a clean kitchen tea towel and place in a warm place until double in size, about 1 hour.
    4. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Generously butter a large baking dish.
    5. Gently stir dough to release bubbles. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven; brush top with butter and sprinkle on a pinch of salt. Let bread cool 5 minutes before transferring from the baking dish to a cooling rack.


    Instead of stirring the dough with a spoon, I grease my hands and manually work the flour into the dough (Step 2).

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