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Dill Batter Bread

Even those who don't consider themselves bakers can make this bread with success. And your guests will be delighted! —Donna Lindecamp, Morganton, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 pieces)


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • In a large bowl, mix sugar, yeast, dill weed, salt and 2 cups flour. In a small saucepan, heat water, milk and oil to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Add egg; beat on high 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour to form a stiff batter. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Stir down batter. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. round baking dish. Bake until bread is deep golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped, 45-50 minutes.
  • Cool 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Brush with butter; sprinkle with salt. Cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 191 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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