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Onion and Dill Bread

This homemade white bread has a savory spin with added dill and onion. Perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches!
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Yield 1 (9x5-inch) loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 (0.25oz each) packages (14g) or 4 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk (110-115°F)
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

Instructions

  • In stand mixer bowl, combine yeast, sugar and warm water; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in oil, egg and warm milk. Add 3 cups flour, salt, dill and onion. Using a paddle attachment, blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle, about 1 hour.
  • Prepare pan: Grease one 9×5-inch bread pan; set aside.
  • Punch down dough and turn out on lightly floured surface. Form into a smooth ball. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Form into a smooth ball. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Roll or pat into a 14×7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place in prepared pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching.
  • Shape dough into loaf. Place in prepared pan. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, until lightly browned and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.