TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 156 calories, 3g fat (0g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 361mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 0 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add 3 cups of flour, Parmesan cheese, sugar, dill, butter and salt; beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in remaining flour (do not knead).
  2. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Stir batter down and beat 25 strokes with a spoon. Place in a greased 9-in. springform pan (do not allow to rise). Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake at 375° for 55-60 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter. Remove from pan to cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 servings).
Originally published as Dilly Parmesan Bread in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p41

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