Cooking with Gooseberry Patch: Dilly Casserole Bread

Dilly Casserole Bread: Cozycakes Cottage

I woke feeling a little off today.  Kind of an earache, kind of a throat scratch, kind of icky.  To ward off the cold that was lurking, planning to attack if I plopped on the couch, I drank lots of hot water with honey and lemon, and kept busy.  I still feel icky, but not worse.  No complaints here (for now).

I craved a basic soup meal so made this bread to go with veggie chowder.  It’s easy, soft, and perfect with a bowl of hot soup.  We spread a bit of dill butter on top and enjoyed a slice pre-dinner.  We like dill rolls, but I decided to try this simple bread instead and it’s another keeper from Gooseberry Patch.

Here’s the recipe shared by Margie Schaffner of Altoona, IA.  Thanks, Margie!

Dilly Casserole Bread

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Enjoy! ♥

Cooking with Gooseberry Patch: Dilly Casserole Bread
Recipe type: Side Dish / Bread
  • 1 env. active dry yeast
  • ¼ c. warm water
  • 1 c. cottage cheese
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 T. dried minced onion
  • 2 T. butter, softened and divided
  • 2 t. dill weed, divided
  • 1-1/2 t. salt, divided
  • ¼ t. baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  1. Soften yeast in very warm water, about 110 to 115 degrees. Combine cottage cheese, sugar, onion, one tablespoon butter, one teaspoon dill weed, one teaspoon salt, baking soda, egg and yeast mixture in a medium bowl. Add flour to make a stiff dough. Cover and let rise until double in size, about 40 minutes. Stir dough down; place in a greased 9" x 5" loaf pan. Let rise again for 40 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden. Brush with remaining butter; sprinkle with remaining dill weed and salt. Makes one loaf.
Cozycakes suggestions: I was out of dried minced onion so I used ½ a tablespoon of granulated onion instead of the 1 tablespoon dried minced. Also, my house was COLD today so my dough took longer to rise. For the second rising, I placed the dough (in the pan) in a warmed oven (I let the oven heat to about 175 degrees then turned it off ) with the door open and it rose quickly.

18 thoughts on “Cooking with Gooseberry Patch: Dilly Casserole Bread

  1. I used to make this all the time back in the 70’s when the recipe first surfaced, I think. I’ve lost my recipe and am a BIG fan of Gooseberry Patch (don’t know how I missed this!) so thank you, thank you!

    1. Laura, I don’t have a bread machine so I’ve not tried that yet. Sorry to be no help in that area!

  2. So you brush it with butter once it’s out of the oven, is this to help season the top?
    Also, would fresh onion work ok? Or does it need to be dried?
    In saying that, if fresh works, how good would it be replacing a little portion of the onion with garlic? (That’d work towards fighting off illness too 😉 haha)

    1. Hi! Yes, the brushed butter helps to season it after it is baked. I think fresh onion would work well if it is very fine or grated. Garlic would be great, too–we love garlic, but I keep it out mainly because I season with it so often, sometimes we like a change. Thanks for stopping by!

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