April 2, 2008
Okay, not really…I doubt there can ever be too much dessert. But just so we put out the appearance of being well-balanced people who eat a variety of foods, I’m going to step away from the sugar-loaded posts for a minute.
One of my favourite kitchen appliances is my bread machine. Perhaps bakers who insist on baking bread the traditional way shudder at the thought, but it really is great to get home from work, throw some flour and yeast into my bread machine, and four hours later, be munching on fresh bread.
I have lots and lots of favourite recipes I use in my machine, and this one is in the top five. Slightly tangy, a little sweet, and with a nice, light texture, it makes a great sandwich bread.
Cottage Cheese Dill Bread
(makes a 2lb loaf)
1 1/3 cups water
½ cup low-fat cottage cheese (try to choose a creamy or small-curd cheese)
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp shortening
3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (or bread flour, in the US)
2 tbsp snipped fresh dill
1 ¼ tsp bread machine yeast
1. Measure ingredients into baking pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
2. Insert pan into the oven chamber.
3. Select Basic Cycle
So easy, and this bread comes out great every time!