Wild Sage Bread

"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."
photo by Dreamer in Ontario photo by Dreamer in Ontario
photo by Dreamer in Ontario
photo by loof751 photo by loof751
Ready In:
2hrs 40mins
1 loaf




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

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  1. Effe B
    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
  2. Dreamer in Ontario
    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.
  3. Studentchef
    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.
  4. loof751
    This was terrific! I was a little worried because it didn't rise up much at first, but by the time it was done baking it was light, fluffy and golden! I served this with some homemade chicken/vegetable soup and the whole family loved it!


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