Friday, April 2, 2010

Dilly Bread

I love to bake bread at home. Sometimes I use my bread machine, and sometimes I use the oven. I have fallen back in love with Dilly bread recently though. I made it on Friday and ate half the loaf before my husband even got home from work! We devoured the rest of it the next day. So naturally I had to make more of it today. (Even though I had baked some other bread--honey oat--on Sunday.)

I actually mixed it in the bread machine this time which made it even easier! My bread machine is a "Breadman" and has 12 or 13 different settings. So it has a couple for just mixing/kneeding doughs, one for just baking and they others for doing both. I think I may have to try this with other bread from now on. I just like the look and shape of bread that has been baked in the oven better than the machine. I suppose it comes down to the crust factor. I enjoy the top crust, and with the bread machine you really don't get any of that.

Ok, on to the recipe. This is one my mom has used for years. I just found out that it was the Pillsbury Bake-off winner back in 1960. Here's a link to it: Dilly Casserole Bread. I highly recommend this bread! It's just fantastic! Flavorful and moist with a lovely crust. This time I tried it with half regular flour and half whole wheat and it is just as wonderful! Ok, now go get your bake on!

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