Dilly Yeast Muffins
Diane Armstrong snips fresh dill from her herb garden in Elm Grove, Wisconsin to add savory flavor to her light and golden no-knead muffins.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1 cup 2% cottage cheese
- 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 4 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Heat the cottage cheese to 110° to 115° add to yeast mixture. Add the egg, butter, onion, dill, sugar, salt, baking soda and 1 cup flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour (do not knead).
- Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Stir batter down. Fill muffin cups coated with cooking spray half full. Cover and let rise until batter reaches top of cups, about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 88 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.
Originally published as Dilly Yeast Muffins in Light & Tasty June/July 2001