Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Garlic-herb braid

I was in the mood to try a new bread recipe when I stumbled across this one in the "taste of home" magazine. I have NEVER, EVER had a bread recipe that called for dill. It was delicious! The bread has such a good flavor. Don't be distracted by my retarded looking braid, the bread really was yum!


4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 pkg (1/4 oz each) quick-rise yeast
2 tsp dried basil
1 3/4 tsp dillweed
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 egg
1 tbsp butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and seasonings. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, water and cubed butter to 120-130 degrees. Add to dry ingredients; beat just intil moistened. Add egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until sooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a 15-inch rope. Place ropes on greased baking sheet and braid. Pinch ends to seal and tuck them under, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 25 minutes.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, remove from pan to wire rack to cool.

Recipe from Taste of home test kitchen


  1. Looks dill-icious!
    Your braid looks fine. They always explode in the rising.

    The whole thing looks beautiful!

  2. I have dill just sitting in my fridge just waiting for a yummy recipe . . . hmmmm.