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wedge of dilly bread

Millie's Dilly Bread

A wonderful one bowl batter bread packed with flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 package yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup cottage cheese small curd, creamed, 4% fat
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 Tablespoon instant minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dill seed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water, set aside. In microwave safe bowl that you have sprayed with non-stick coating, heat cottage cheese for 30-60 seconds until it's about bath-water warm but not hot. About 110 degrees is perfect for the yeast to work its magic. In the same bowl add all the other ingredients except flour and stir until well blended. Add flour gradually and stir until it makes a medium firm dough.

    Let rise in the same bowl until doubled in size, about one hour. Lightly cover the bowl with a dishtowel while it's resting.

    Punch down dough and put in a greased loaf or round pan and let it rise again until doubled. The second rising should not take as long.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes and crust is a beautiful golden brown. When it's done it will sound hollow when you tap it. Brush the top with melted butter if you'd like.