I am really in trouble now, I have gotten reaquainted with my bread machine.

@GardenGerty (97947)
United States
May 24, 2009 8:01pm CST
My son really liked an herb seasoning that I had in my cupboard. It is rosemary and garlic. He puts it on everything. I got to thinking about an old recipe for dilly cheese bread, and looked up a recipe. I converted it to use the other seasoning, and stirred it up in the bread machine. You would have sworn we were a school of sharks, that first loaf was gone in about ten minutes. It was so good, even without butter or anything. It also made great sandwiches. Do you use a bread machine? Do you like herbed bread? I am going to assume you guys want the recipes I am talking about. Herbed Cottage Cheese Bread I make the dough in the bread machine, then bake it in the oven. It can be left in the machine and baked on the “basic” setting. In bottom of bread machine pan: ¼ C. warm (90 degrees) water 1 packet of bread machine yeast or 1 ½ tsp. yeast from jar 1 C cottage cheese room temp. I use small curd. 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 egg 1 T. oil ( I use olive oil) Put 2 ¼ C all purpose flour on top of the liquid ingredients. Add ¼ tsp. baking soda 3 Tbsp. seasoning blend The bread that i made second had Canadian Steak Seasoning, also known as Montreal Steak Seasoning. I also have made this with Tone’s brand of Rosemary and Garlic Seasoning The original recipe called for 1 tsp. instant minced onion 1 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. dill weed or dill seed Check your spice blend, if it has salt in it, do not use the salt in the recipe. Never let the salt touch the yeast until the recipe is being mixed. I read somewhere that it kills the yeast. If you choose to bake in the oven, I use a glass 1 ½ quart casserole, sprayed with cooking spray. Turn the dough out of dough pan, punch down and form into a round in the casserole. Let rise about ten minutes then bake at 325 for twenty-five minutes. I hope you enjoy your homemade bread. Let me know.
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@stylioJ (403)
• United States
26 May 09
Sounds yummy. I don't have a bread machine but I have thought about getting one. Most people I know get tired of using theirs because they say it's too much work. I assume it's worth it thought for good bread. I love dill in just about everything, so that sounded delicious.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
26 May 09
For me it is not work at all. I can put all the ingredients in and leave it and have dough ready in an hour, without getting flour all over the kitchen or dough under my nails.
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@stylioJ (403)
• United States
26 May 09
I love to cook so much that I don't think I'd get tired of it. And I don't mind getting flour or dough under my nails, so it probably wouldn't bother me at all. Thanks for the comment!
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• United States
25 May 09
I love Tone's Rosemary and Garlic! I use it to season a lot of my dishes. Never have I thought to use it in bread. I no longer have a bread machine. However, I do enjoy homemade bread. This sounds yummy! One of my schemes to make some extra money is to make homemade breads and sell them. This would be a good one! Thanks for the recipe GG!
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
25 May 09
I hope you have wonderful luck with baked goods. This one is good, and very lowfat, I think. It only uses one tablespoon of fat, besides what is in the cottage cheese and the one egg.
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• United States
25 May 09
I could use low fat cottage cheese too. That would save many more calories.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
25 May 09
My mom has a bread machine, and we've made bread a few times when I still lived there. Now we don't, but I might just ask her for that as a housewarming gift! lol! In any case, I did a quick search for bread recipes, I hope this doesn't get you into trouble, lol, cooking wise! Don't want ya in the kitchen all day and not here on mylot! In any case, this isn't a referral link, just a shortened link for your convenience! http://adf.ly/6cu
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
25 May 09
I love that site, and the recipes look really yummy. I will not be in the kitchen too much, actually the bread machine makes things quicker. I just cannot stop eating it.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
26 May 09
Like I said my mom has one, but the last time we made bread was years ago. Well I think she still has it! Happy Baking though... er...
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
26 May 09
I really did not use my bread machine a lot, but I don't want to give it up either... I should get back into using it because you can make some good stuff in there... I just have to not eat all of it myself!
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
26 May 09
I know that feeling.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
26 May 09
Thanks for the bread recipes. I dont have a bread machine but I sure want to make some of your bread. sounds sooo good.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
26 May 09
They will work fine without a machine.
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
25 May 09
I gave ours away. That machine causes more sins than a bar next door. We sure did enjoy it but could scarcely waddle after a few months.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
25 May 09
I hope that my binge is over now. I guess it could be worse, it could have been three batches of caramel sauce.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
25 May 09
I LOVE bread machines!! I remember that when I was a kid, my parents had a bread machine. I remember my mom making bread in it on the weekends as a part of dinner. It was soo delicious. Now this makes me wonder if she still has it? I know she doesen't use it anymore if she does. She use to make the best cheese and pepperoni appetizer bread in it. Yum Yum! Now I'm hungry for a good loaf of bread.
@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
25 May 09
That sounds soooo good.
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
25 May 09
I used to use my bread machine a lot when the kids lived at home. I gave my bread machine to a young lady for her graduation. She is just starting out and she will use it more than me. I still know how to make bread without a machine. I don't go through a lot of bread anymore. I am taking note of your bread recipe. I like the cottage cheese that is being included in this. That is interesting to me.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
25 May 09
The original recipe was not for a bread machine and should be wonderful. I think the cottage cheese gives a good texture.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
25 May 09
did you drain the cottage cheese?
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
25 May 09
No, that is part of what makes it so easy. It is a pretty tender bread, and tastes great even with out butter.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
25 May 09
cool, may have to dust off my bread machine and give it a workout - I, however, would cook it in the bread machine, I'm very lazy
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• United States
11 Jun 09
If you enjoy tearing your bread up,while trying to get it out of the container, cook it in the bread machine. That little propeller thing in the bottom wreaks havoc on your bread, and usually wastes a lot of your bread. I prefer to bake it in another container.
@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
27 May 09
Cottage cheese in bread? Interesting recipe. Not sure if we will ever try it, but it might be worth considering. Just with wanting to sell our Condo, etc. I am not even sure our Bread machine is somewhere where we can find it. But glad to hear of new ways to eat bread.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
10 Jun 09
It might be higher in protein, which would be a good choice for your diabetes. I hope you can get the condo sold.
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• United States
11 Jun 09
Sell your condo? Here is an idea. When someone expresses an interest, make some bread to be coming out when they arrive. The smell will make them hungry, and possibly in a buying mood. Good luck.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
26 May 09
I can not believe this. Last night I found a recipe in an herb book for herb cottage cheese bread and this AM, I see this post. I love that yours is for a bread machine. It sounds wonderful, not sure when I'll get to make one, but I think that would be absolutely wonderful!
@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I need to go buy some more cottage cheese. A 24 oz carton makes three batches of it.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Jun 09
That is one huge carton, three batches, wow, you must really, really love that stuff.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
25 May 09
I love making bread in my bread machine - I havent had time to do it for a while but now you have got me wanting to try your recipe! I'll be making some tonight now and probably taking it for lunches all week!
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
25 May 09
Taking it in lunches is healthy and wholesome.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
26 May 09
I ran out of time tonight to make it - got transplanting strawberries and making hanging baskets then my friend came over to go horseback riding. Time sure flew tonight!
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@peavey (16473)
• United States
25 May 09
Oh, wow, those sound good, especially the first one. I don't have a bread machine but I think I can make this by hand. I'm going to try, anyway! I can almost taste it now.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
25 May 09
The original recipe was not for a bread machine, I just made sure to do it in "bread machine" order. You can certainly do it. You can just use one packet of yeast if you do not have yeast in a jar.
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@peavey (16473)
• United States
25 May 09
I always keep a jar of yeast on hand.:)
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@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Quite an interesting recipe here. Not one I am sure I would want to try, as I cannot imagine using cottage cheese to make Bread, but this is interesting. I am sure you will create many other wonderful recipes with this as well. Enjoy!!
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I have to be in the mood to make bread. Kids did not like the herbed bread when they were young, but as an adult my son really likes it.
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@Darkwing (21588)
30 May 09
They all sound delicious my friend, but I don't have a breadmaker. I used to painstakingly make my own bread the old fashioned way, leaving it to rise before cooking, in a loaf tin. I always enjoyed it but it took so long. I love herbs added to my bread, and the rosemary and garlic one sounds particularly good. Guess I need a breadmaker, huh? lol Brightest Blessings and Bon Appetit!
@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I am sure that the bread machine is why I am willing to do them. It is faster for me. I do not understand why people say it takes more time. I had bread in a jiffy, no worrying about if the temperature of the liquid was right or anything. Herbas are so good for us.
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@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
29 May 09
Hi, I have a bread machine and when I first got it I was constantly using it. I know there were times when I was making a fruit loaf and cause it always smelt so good the kids would be hanging around waiting for it to finish - then it'd be gone within a matter of minutes. I've been pretty slack with it for awhile now though (in fact I put it away in the pantry recently) and had forgotten about it until I saw this discussion. Geez now I'll probably get hooked on using it again (gotta love having that smell of warm bread in your house - 'specially now that it's getting a whole lot colder here) Might even have to try out your recipe
@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
10 Jun 09
It is a lot healthier than some other snacks the kids could be hanging out for. You are on the other side of the world. We are heating up, that is why I do like to bake in the bread machine at times.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
27 May 09
Oh my goodness, that sounds mouth wateringly wonderful. I thought long and hard recently about getting a bread machine and decided against it. The reason being that the bread would not be sliced. I freeze my bread and take one or two slices from the freezer as required. It would be such a pain to have to slice and package the bread to be frozen. I must say though...you have tempted me all over again.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I think you could work your way around it somehow. The slicing issue probably keeps you from many home made breads.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
26 May 09
I use my bread machine all the time. In fact, I have two and have them both running at once to make more bread as the little loaves they produce just don't go far enough. I too like to add seasonings to the breads I make. Sometimes I'll just add a hndful of chopped garlic and some dried herbs. I've found a frugal way to add a great taste to home made bread is to slosh the liquid you will use for the bread around an empty condiment tin (ketchup, mustard, that sort of thing) before putting it into the machine. It'll pick up all the bits of flavour you can't get to with a knife. My favourite is to use Marmite. Can you get that in the US?
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I have seen websites where you can get Marmite, I think. I am not sure what it is. Also Vegemite.
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@snowy22315 (45405)
• United States
26 May 09
It sounds pretty good to me. I like flavored breads they tend to be fairly delicious. I guess they are the ones that are the best. I like just about any bread really. I cant think of too many that I dont like. Bread is really good with butter and eaten with cheese or something like that. I really like bread.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I made sandwiches on this and they were great.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
26 May 09
I don't have a bread machine, I knew a few people who did, they used it once or twice and never used it again, so I never bothered to get one, but gosh your bread sounds wonderful.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
10 Jun 09
You do not have to use a bread machine to make it, and it is the same ingredients either way. I hope you get a chance to try some.
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