Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
just a little something different. prep time doesn't include rising time. In the directions I didn't specify kneading. there are 2 schools of thought on this subject. I leave that up to your personal preference. I knead this type of bread but i've know people who don't. As long as the bread gets a good double in size rise you should have good results. You can either use dried herbs or fresh. I prefer fresh but have had good results with the dried. Just remember dried herbs tend to have a more concentrated flavor so you may what to cut back on the amount a bit if using dried herbs.
- 1⁄4 ounce dry active yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 2 teaspoons chives, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 cup cottage cheese, small curd
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 -3 cups flour, sifted
- soften yeast in warm water.
- bring butter, cheese and egg to room temperature mix all ingredients except flour. add yeast to this mixture and mix well.
- gradually add enough flour to make a firm dough.
- cover and let rise 1 hr or until doubled.
- punch down and put in a well buttered 1 1/2 qt casserole. cover and let rise 30 minutes.
- bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes.
- turn out and brush with butter and sprinkle with coarse salt. serve warm or cold.
Wow, what a delicious and easy-to-make bread! I haven't baked for ages and a recipe like this was exactly what I needed to get me back in the habit. I kneaded this for about 5 minutes -- just for the exercise. Used fresh chives and dried oregano. The kitchen was quite chilly so the risings took extra time, but I had already allowed for that. Thanks for posting such a great recipe. Better go start another loaf now because the first one is long gone. By the way, my photos are before and after baking.
Perfect blend of seasonings in this bread
I ate too much of it because it was so good.
Crusty outside, soft inside
Note: I only baked it for 35 minutes; I also used 2.5 cups bread flour
This is amazing! I put it all in my bread machine and the outcome was fantastic. Paired it with homemade soup from my crock pot and dinner was a snap. That you for a simple, great tasting way to use up cottage cheese that I never would have thought of.