Dill Onion Buttermilk Bread

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins

This is the first bread recipe I ever made. It's also my favorite. Prep time includes time for dough to rise.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make mound of flour directly on counter or table. Make a well in the center for the yeast. Add the other dry ingredients (onion, dill weed, and salt) around the edge. Make sure to keep salt out of the yeast.
  2. Add sugar and the lukewarm water to the yeast. Proof yeast until bubbly.
  3. Mix together the melted butter, egg, buttermilk, and 1 cup of water. SLOWLY add to dry ingredients while mixing with the other hand.
  4. Mix together until it forms a ball that is not sticky or dry. It should be soft "like a baby's bottom".
  5. Put in a greased bowl and cover with a light damp towel. Let dough rise until doubled (about 45 minutes or so).
  6. Punch dough down and separate into 3 medium loaves. Place loaves in greased pans and let rise again for another 45 minutes.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. (I usually check it a little early!).


Most Helpful

Delicious! I love onion in homemade bread, and the dill made it even better! Made for PRMR. Thanks!

SrtaMaestra May 12, 2012

Delicious...with modifications.
First, I made half a recipe. I added about 2 T FRESH dill and about 1/3 C chopped sun-dried tomatoes and a few extra T of dried onion in addition to the fresh onion. The flavor was just right. Not overpowering, but not wimpy. I mixed the whole concoction in the bread machine, putting the wet ingredients in first, then the dry, then turning it on. I baked it in one loaf pan in the oven, only because I didn't have time to wait for the bread machine and prefer the regular loaf shape. I used rapid-rise yeast. Delicious!

GinaJohnson February 20, 2012

I doubled the dill. This was fabulous!

Nyteglori November 11, 2011

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