No Knead Cottage Cheese Dill Bread

This no-knead cottage cheese dill bread is amazing! If you make bread, you’ve gotta try this.

cottage cheese dill bread

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An abundance of dill and a love of bread led me to search for some sort of dillicious bread. Thanks to Rebecca at and her dad for the inspiration for this recipe.

I decided to combine elements of Rebecca’s recipe with ones from my all time favorite Crusty No-Knead Bread recipes. The results are ridiculously awesome! Crusty outside and super moist soft inside.

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I’ve tested this recipe numerous times this summer at various potlucks and barbecues. Every time, it got rave reviews. And now, I’m ready to share my version of this artisanal no-knead cottage cheese dill bread.

Just a heads up, when shaping the dough, the dough will be relatively soft requiring a gentle but determined touch using plenty of flour to stretch and shape the dough. No big deal – you got this!

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Recipe for No Knead Dill Bread

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No Knead Cottage Cheese Dill Bread

A delicious flavorful yeast bread that doesn't require kneading. Makes two artisanal style loaves.
Prep : 3 hrs
Cook : 30 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp rapid rise yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups cottage cheese 500 g container 1 or 2%
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced onions (1 tsp onion powder)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tsp caraway or dill seed (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornmeal (optional)


  • In large bowl, mix whole wheat and all purpose flour with yeast, salt and sugar. Make well in flour and set aside.
  • In medium sized pot over low heat, whisk together water, cottage cheese, oil, minced onions, dill, caraway or dill seeds and eggs. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes until lukewarm (100°F-110°F/38°C-43°C).
  • Add liquid ingredients to flour mixing until there are no dry patches. Dough will be tough to stir, but too wet to knead.
  • Cover with a clean cloth and let rise at room temperature for 2 hours or doubled in size.
  • After rising, dough can be baked or wrapped in plastic and stored in fridge for up to 2 weeks.


  • Grease a 5 x 10 inch area on baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • Split dough into halves. Dough will be quite soft, use as much flour as needed to shape dough and prevent sticking.
  • Turn dough in hands to lightly stretch the surface, creating a rounded top and a lumpy bottom. Form each half of dough into an oval bread shape, about 4 x 9 inches.
  • Place formed dough on greased baking sheet.
  • Cover with clean towel and let rest 40 minutes (if using dough from refrigerator, let rest for 1 hour).
  • Preheat oven to 450°F/232°C.
  • Push in any cottage cheese curds that stick out on top. Dust dough lightly with all purpose flour.
  • Using a serrated knife make three diagonal slashes through top of dough.
  • Bake at 450°F/232°C for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 400°F/205°C and bake another 20 to 25 until well browned. To ensure it is baked through, use an internal thermometer and wait for bread to reach 200°F/94°C).
  • Cool.
  • Makes 2 loaves


Any cottage cheese curds that stick out on top of the dough will brown more than the dough. Poke them into the dough or remove them and tuck them into the bottom of the dough.
I have only used 1 or 2% cottage cheese for this bread, I have not tried it with dry curd.
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Here are a few shots of the process.

The liquid ingredients with all that glorious fresh dill. Remember, yeast needs warm temperatures to become active but anything too hot will destroy them. Heat liquid ingredients gently to (100-110°F/38-43°C), just slightly above body temp.

liquid ingredients cottage cheese bread

Dough rising to double the size.

cottage cheese bread dough

All these two loaves need is a dusting of flour for that old world look and slits across the top to keep the bread from bursting out the side. Oh yeah, don’t forget to poke in any cottage cheese curds that might be poking out.

formed loaves ready for oven

Fresh, out of the oven ready for butter!

fresh out of the oven


You may also want to try these bread recipes:

50/50 Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Whole Wheat Soft Hamburger Buns

Sourdough Bread A Beginners Recipe

No Knead Crusty Artisan Bread

Rosemary Focaccia

If you make this no knead dill bread recipe, let me know what you think. Leave a comment or take a photo and tag #getgettys so I can see it and like it!

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