Onion Dill Batter Bread

Ingredients & Directions


2 tb Butter
1 bn Green onion; chopped
2 tb Fresh parsley; chopped
1 tb Dillweed
1 pk Dry yeast
2 tb Sugar
2 ts Salt
1/2 c Cornmeal; plus 1 tablespoon
4 c Flour
2 c Buttermilk

1. In ten inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat, add chopped onions
and cook, stirring frequently, five minutes or until tender. Remove skillet
from heat and stir in parsley and dillweed. In large bowl, combine yeast,
sugar, salt, 1/2 cup cornmeal, and two cups of the flour. In 1 quart
suacepan, heat buttermilk and 1/4 cup water over low heat until very
warm….about 120-130 degrees.

2. With mixer at low speed, gradually beat liquid into flour mixture just
until blended. Increase speed to medium, beat two times.

3. Beat in 1/2 cup flour to make a thick batter. Beat two minutes longer.
Scrape bowl frequently with spatula. With wooden spoon, stir in green onion
mixture and remaining 1 1/2 cups flour to make a stiff batter. Cover
loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place about one hour, until
doubled. Grease two 1 1/2 quart round casseroles; sprinkle evenly with
cornmeal.

4.WIth wooden spoon, stir down batter; devide in half and turn into
casseroles. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place about
45 minutes, until doubled.

5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle tops of loaves with cornmeal. Bake
30 to 35 minutes, unil loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped with
fingers. Remove loaves from casserole and cool on wire rack.


Yields
16 servings

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