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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Dill Onion Yogurt Bread - for Random Recipes

 I am so pleased that I found the time to take part in Random Recipes this month.  I love homemade bread and although I don't have a problem making it, somehow I don't get round to doing it very often, but as Dom at Belleau Kitchen has challenged us to a Random bread making challenge, it was the perfect opporutunity to try something different.
First take your Bread books, there were eight, then choose one at Random. It's the 5th of May (might not be by the time this is posted but that is the day of the 'Random choosing') so pick number 5.
The chosen book is the New Bread Machine Book by Marjie Lambert, bought in the early days of owning a bread machine. Now to choose which recipe, I glance at the clock, it's 25 minutes past one o'clock, so I will turn to page 25...
...and the recipe is chosen: Dill Onion Yogurt Bread

Dill Onion Yogurt Bread
For a 1 1/2 lb (675g) loaf
120ml (4fl oz) water
185ml (6fl oz) natural yogurt
3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp dried dill weed
1 tbsp dried onion flakes (I sauted a finely chopped onion in butter instead)
1 tsp salt
425g (15oz) strong white flour
2 1/4 tsp fast action yeast

Put all the ingredients into the bread pan of your machine in the order suggested by your machine I structions. Set for white bread, medium crust. Press start.

 Note: as long as you keep the salt and yeast separate when you add them to the pan I find the order doesn't matter. 

No bread machine? Just use any handmade white bread recipe, BBC Food have an easy white bread recipe by Paul Hollywood which explains the techniques.

Printable Recipe

 I was really impressed with the even texture of this bread, the dill and onion had spread through the dough beautifully and it had baked to a golden crust.  The recipes suggests that the loaf is good for sandwiches and I can see why.  It is lovely and soft and the savoury taste of herb and onion would add to the flavour of the filling.  When I had tea at The Dorchester (highly recommended) one of the sandwiches was chicken served on basil bread and it was divine.  I may try making some of that myself using this recipe.

The loaf is very tasty indeed and the herb and onion is not overpowering.  I'm looking forward to having some tomorrow with the leek and potato soup I made.

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At 12 May 2013 at 15:32 , Blogger Chris Half said...

That bread looks really great. Dill and onions in it sounds also good to me.

At 12 May 2013 at 15:43 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Chris, it was even better on the second day!

At 12 May 2013 at 16:04 , Blogger Unknown said...

quite an unusual flavour i'm sure but I love onion bread so i bet this is great... and what an INCREDIBLE lift you have on that loaf my dear... I love all your baking books to... so glad you enjoyed your random recipes this month, thanks so much for taking part x

At 12 May 2013 at 16:30 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Dom, I was pleased with the lift and the texture. Even for a bread machine loaf it was incredible, I think the yogurt may have helped.

At 12 May 2013 at 18:13 , Blogger Elizabeth said...

A lovely looking (and sounding) loaf. I love onion in bread but I've never thought of combining it with dill. Sounds delicious!

At 12 May 2013 at 19:52 , Blogger Susan said...

Oh thats looks yummy...great flavours for a loaf too. x

At 12 May 2013 at 21:59 , Anonymous Laura Loves Cakes said...

Oh my that really is a random recipe! Your bread looks really good and I'd love to try a slice as it's so unusual! :-)

At 13 May 2013 at 21:56 , Blogger Caroline said...

What a lovely looking loaf - really tall and impressive. I do find that using yogurt or buttermilk in bread really adds to the flavour and texture and this certainly looks successful!

At 14 May 2013 at 16:50 , Anonymous Jacqueline @Howtobeagourmand said...

What a delicious bread - I'd love a slice (or two!). The texture looks so pillow-soft!

At 14 May 2013 at 20:29 , Blogger Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Impressive looking loaf, Janice. I would love a cheese sandwich made with that.

At 30 May 2013 at 15:00 , Anonymous AmandaE said...

Found you from the Round-Up and this bread looks amazing! Always looking for different loafs to try :-)

At 31 May 2013 at 12:15 , Blogger Magnolia Verandah said...

What a great looking "tall blonde". It looks perfect. How clever you are and what great ingredients. Must give this one a try myself.


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