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Dill Onion Yogurt Bread – for Random Recipes

May 12, 2013 | By

 I am so pleased that I found the time to take part in Random Recipes this month.  I love homemade bread and although I don’t have a problem making it, somehow I don’t get round to doing it very often, but as Dom at Belleau Kitchen has challenged us to a Random bread making challenge, it was the perfect opporutunity to try something different.


First take your Bread books, there were eight, then choose one at Random. It’s the 5th of May (might not be by the time this is posted but that is the day of the ‘Random choosing’) so pick number 5.

The chosen book is the New Bread Machine Book by Marjie Lambert, bought in the early days of owning a bread machine. Now to choose which recipe, I glance at the clock, it’s 25 minutes past one o’clock, so I will turn to page 25…
…and the recipe is chosen: Dill Onion Yogurt Bread

Dill Onion Yogurt Bread
For a 1 1/2 lb (675g) loaf
120ml (4fl oz) water
185ml (6fl oz) natural yogurt
3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp dried dill weed
1 tbsp dried onion flakes (I sauted a finely chopped onion in butter instead)
1 tsp salt
425g (15oz) strong white flour
2 1/4 tsp fast action yeast

Put all the ingredients into the bread pan of your machine in the order suggested by your machine I structions. Set for white bread, medium crust. Press start.

 Note: as long as you keep the salt and yeast separate when you add them to the pan I find the order doesn’t matter. 

No bread machine? Just use any handmade white bread recipe, BBC Food have an easy white bread recipe by Paul Hollywood which explains the techniques.

Printable Recipe

 I was really impressed with the even texture of this bread, the dill and onion had spread through the dough beautifully and it had baked to a golden crust.  The recipes suggests that the loaf is good for sandwiches and I can see why.  It is lovely and soft and the savoury taste of herb and onion would add to the flavour of the filling.  When I had tea at The Dorchester (highly recommended) one of the sandwiches was chicken served on basil bread and it was divine.  I may try making some of that myself using this recipe.

The loaf is very tasty indeed and the herb and onion is not overpowering.  I’m looking forward to having some tomorrow with the leek and potato soup I made.


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    belleau kitchen
    May 12, 2013

    quite an unusual flavour i'm sure but I love onion bread so i bet this is great… and what an INCREDIBLE lift you have on that loaf my dear… I love all your baking books to… so glad you enjoyed your random recipes this month, thanks so much for taking part x

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    Janice Pattie
    May 12, 2013

    Thanks Dom, I was pleased with the lift and the texture. Even for a bread machine loaf it was incredible, I think the yogurt may have helped.

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    May 12, 2013

    A lovely looking (and sounding) loaf. I love onion in bread but I've never thought of combining it with dill. Sounds delicious!

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    May 12, 2013

    Oh thats looks yummy…great flavours for a loaf too. x

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    Laura Loves Cakes
    May 12, 2013

    Oh my goodness…now that really is a random recipe! Your bread looks really good and I'd love to try a slice as it's so unusual! 🙂

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    May 13, 2013

    What a lovely looking loaf – really tall and impressive. I do find that using yogurt or buttermilk in bread really adds to the flavour and texture and this certainly looks successful!

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    May 30, 2013

    Found you from the Round-Up and this bread looks amazing! Always looking for different loafs to try 🙂

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    Magnolia Verandah
    May 31, 2013

    What a great looking "tall blonde". It looks perfect. How clever you are and what great ingredients. Must give this one a try myself.

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