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Dill Bread

Old Fashioned Dill Seed Onion Bread | Dilly Bread


This wonderful homemade Dill Bread is my absolute favorite.  My mother always used this recipe and made it when I was growing up! The cottage cheese makes it super moist.

The aroma of the herbs waifs through the entire house as the bread is baking!  Spread some unsalted or whipped butter on it and enjoy!  A New England favorite!

Dill Seed Onion Bread Dilly Bread

Old Fashioned Dill Seed Onion Bread

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Old Fashioned Dill Seed Onion Bread

Dill Bread, Dilly Bread, Dill Seed Bread, Yeast Bread


  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup creamed cottage cheese, heated to luke-warm
  • 2 tbl sugar
  • 1 tbl instant minced onion
  • 1 tbl butter
  • 2 tsp dill seed
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 unbeaten egg
  • 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cup flour


  1. Soften yeast in water.
  2. Combine in mixing bowl cottage cheese, sugar, onion, butter, dill seed, salt, soda, egg and softened yeast.
  3. Add flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after each addition. Cover.
  4. Let rise in warm place 85 to 90f. until light and double in size, about 50 to 60 min. Stir down dough.
  5. Turn into well-greased 8 in. round 1-1/2 or 2 quart casserole dish, or bread loaf pan
  6. Let rise in warm place until light, 30 to 40 minutes
  7. Bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Brush with soft butter and sprinkle with salt


Family Recipe


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