Billy Casserole Bread


1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup very warm water (105 to 115)
1 cup creamed cottage cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon instant minced onion
2 teaspoons dill seed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1 egg
2 1/2 cups Pillsbury's Best All-Purpose or Unbleached Flour
Margarine or butter, softened


In large bowl, soften yeast in warm water. In small saucepan, heat cottage cheese to lukewarm. Combine cottage cheese, sugar, onion, dill seed, 1 tsp. salt, soda, marga­rine and egg with softened yeast. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off; add 1 1/2 cups flour. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in remaining 1 cup flour. Mix thoroughly. Cover: let rise in warm place until light and doubled in size, 50 to 60 minutes.
Generously grease (not oil) 8-inch round 1 1/2 or 2 quart casserole. Stir down dough; turn into greased casserole. Let rise in warm place until light and doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 40 to 50 min­utes, until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan. Brush with soft margarine and sprinkle with salt.
Makes 1 loaf.
In High Altitude: Above 3500 feet, bake at 357 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
For use with Pillsbury's Best Self-Rising Flour, omit salt and soda.

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