Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Cooking time includes time for all risings. This makes an excellent bread to make stuffing for your Thanksgiving turkey. Or just eat plain with butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, sage, salt, baking soda and flour.
  2. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.
  3. Beat egg and cottage cheese together until smooth.
  4. Add melted shortening and yeast.
  5. Add flour mixture slowly to egg mixture, beating well after each addition until a stiff dough is formed.
  6. Cover dough with cloth and put in warm place until double in bulk (about 1 hour).
  7. Punch dough down, knead for one minute and place in well-greased pan.
  8. Cover and let rise for 40 minutes.
  9. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 50 minutes.
  10. Brush top with melted shortening and sprinkle with crushed, roasted pine nuts or coarse salt.


Most Helpful

My family really loves this bread, I add dill rosemary and thyme when I make it. I use it for stuffing and I make an extra loaf since everyone seems to love it warm with butter. It also goes very well with soup

810195 November 11, 2011

Both my daughter and I really enjoyed this bread. I made half of the loaf with sage and the other half without. It's good either way. The texture was very nice - soft and light with a wonderful brown crust.

Dreamer in Ontario January 02, 2008

This was alright. There really isn't anything you should change for this recipe, but I personally did not like it as much as I thought I would. I made them into rolls and it cooked for 20 minutes. by then the tops were slightly burned, and it was not as moist as I thought it would be. I think it was ready after maybe 15 minutes, but baked it 5 minutes longer, which was a mistake. When it came to punching it and making individual rolls, it was way too sticky, and had to add extra flour. But it was a good experience in trying something new.

Studentchef December 20, 2007

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