Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Dilly of a Roll

The dill in my garden is just out of control, so I had
to do something delicious with it!

The weather has been a little rainy, so it didn't feel so terrible
to turn the oven on to bake.

I had the recipe for these Cottage Cheese Dill Rolls
in an old breads cookbook that I had when I was
first married.  They are amazing. 

I can't find the cookbook anymore but it was a
great introduction to a variety of bread making and
I spent many wonderful hours baking different breads
from around the world.

Start with fresh dill.  You can grow it or buy it in the
produce section of your grocery store.

The moistness of this bread comes from the addition of
cottage cheese.  It mixes right in and you don't even know it's there.

You end up with a smooth and satiny dough that is very easy
to work with.

Knots are always a fun addition to a basket of rolls.

Growing up I think I always preferred clover leaf rolls
because they were so fun to pull apart.

Of course, Parker House rolls are so great with a little
bit of butter inside.

I decided to make all three.

Can't  you just smell the warm rolls?  I love, love, love
homemade bread and rolls.  I have to quickly give
some away to the neighbors or I will eat them all.

These went to a neighborhood BBQ.

Cottage Cheese Dill Roll Recipe

2 C. cottage cheese
2 T. butter
 2 T. yeast  (I use the SAF yeast)
1/2 C. warm water
2 eggs
1/4 C. sugar
2 T. finely chopped onion
1 T. finely chopped fresh dill weed
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
5 C. flour

Place the yeast in the 1/2 C. water and stir to dissolve.
Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of your mixer with
the bread dough hook in place.  Add the water with the
yeast.  Mix for about 5-10 minutes or until dough pulls
away from the sides and looks smooth.  Add a tablespoon
of flour at a time if the dough looks too sticky, but remember
this is a really soft dough and will be less sticky after rising.
I added 2 T. more flour on the day I made these.  The
amount of flour will vary with the humidity where you live
and the humidity on the day you make the bread.

Place in a bowl sprayed with Pam and spray the top of the
dough with Pam.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until
double.  This usually takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Now the dough will be really easy to use.  Shape as desired.
Place on greased pans or muffin tins and cover with paper
towel until doubled, usually 30 minutes. 

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Butter the tops when you take them out of the oven.

Oh, these are just so wonderful.  Give them a try when the weather
cools down.

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  1. oh my, thats looks absolutely yum. Thanks for sharing the recipe. would certainly like to try it out..:)

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  2. Oh yum! Every cloud has a silver lining... I am happy about the cooler weather too, makes baking alot more fun! It's funny I always end up clicking on your photos in linky parties without knowing they are yours! I end up back at your website once again inspired to get in the kitchen!

  3. My favorite herb! I've never made the clover leaf shape and want to try it. I will be making these for a Sunday dinner soon-thanks!

  4. Dill + cottage + freshly baked roll = MUST TRY IT! Unfortunately I'm not in my own kitchen this week so I might not find yeast. If so, I'll start baking it later already! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. I am going to try these on the weekend. They look so fluffy! I'm a new follower via Google Friend Connect. :) Hopefully you can stop by! I have some great giveaways going on.

    -Ai Mei

  6. Oh, my gosh! My mom made "Dilly Bread" when I was little! She's been gone since I was ten, so it's been a very long time since I've had any of this delectable stuff. Time to pull out the kitchen aid and get busy on a ( finally) rainy day. Just too bad my dill was one of the herbs that oddly didn't make it through the drought. :-( Thanks for the inspiration and beautifully photographed tutorial. Drop in some time.

  7. ooh those look very yummy and I so love dill.. thanks for sharing

  8. Picture perfect! What a great recipe:)

  9. Yes! I can smell them. Delicious! They look great too!

  10. Yes! I can smell them. Delicious! They look great too!

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  12. My mom always made Parker House, but I prefer the little knots. These sound so good. I'll have to try these- I have lost my cottage cheese oatmeal bread recipe that I used to make all the time. I bet the dill really shines in these!

  13. Jacqueline, these rolls look so tastey and perfect!
    Lovely recipes and photos!

  14. O wow.........i wish i could smell them.....the look delicious !!..........happy evening darling....love Ria....

  15. Jackie,
    My family is such a bunch of bread eaters- they adore all types of rolls. These look fabulous
    xoxo Pattie

  16. Jackie... I love the blog. You are absolutely amazing! Hope to make Pizza SOON!

  17. Wow, I need to take some tips for you for sure. I would love to make great rolls, but mine never turn out that pretty.

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  18. Your rolls look DELICIOUS! Oh, I am so hungry.

    Your dill in the garden is so healthy looking and pretty. It has been so hot here everything is very sad looking.
    I must make time to make this recipe. You have inspired me again.

  19. Visiting from Tasty Tuesday and just wanted to let you know this recipe has just be saved to my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Oh, yum! I love homemade yeast rolls! I could make a meal off them, with nothing else (maybe a cup of tea!)


  21. What a beautiful kitchen you have!

    I found your blog through Follow me Back Tuesday! Have a great day.

  22. Yeasty homemade dill rolls! It doesn't get much better than that!

  23. Hi there,

    Stopping by from FMBT. I am your newest follower. That looks absolutely yummy. :)

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  24. Beautiful rolls! I've never had good luck growing dill. Next summer I am giving it another try!

  25. Oh my goodness these look yummy! What a delightful idea to eat these warm and fresh with a cup of coffee and tea.

    Your blog is beautiful!

    - Shelli :)

  26. I love dill and that looks delish! YUM!

  27. Jaqcqueline -- think I have had a version of these and the cottage cheese makes them so moist! Love your pics too. For some reason, this did not come up on my Google reader....HAVE YOU BLOCKED ME? Joni

  28. Recipe sounds soooo good- love dill- i like that you made the 3 different shapes- I have never made knots- tend to stick to clover leaf- but will give the knots a try- nice to have some variety.

    Thanks for visiting my blog-if you looked through it you would have seen several references to Marcy Goldmans' Passion for Baking. That woman loves her yeast products!!!

  29. These are gorgeous! I so have to try that! Thanks!

  30. Oh, please bring these to our BlogBBQ September 2-6th! They do smell as good as they look!

  31. Wow! Those rolls look wonderfully delicious. I just might have to make some myself. We have out of control dill too!


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