There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread, especially when that bread is infused with garlic and oregano. It’s worth baking just to experience the glorious aroma that fills your entire kitchen.
What’s even better is when you find a recipe that’s so simple to make that even the most bread-challenged baker (like me) can make it. I swear this ridiculously easy recipe cannot fail.
The first time I made it, I thought I had messed it up because it would not rise, much less achieve the lofty goal of doubling, but it didn’t seem to matter. Since then, it’s my go-to bread (and by go-to, I mean only since as advertised, I am not a talented bread maker).
Busy Day Garlic Casserole Bread
1 envelope active dry yeast
1 cup cottage cheese, heated
4 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
1 unbeaten egg
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Soften yeast in 1/4 cup water.
Combine in large mixing bowl with cottage cheese, garlic, egg, oil, oregano, sugar, salt, and soda.
Add flour and blend well. Let rise until double.
Stir down and turn into a greased casserole. Let rise 30 minutes.
Bake for 40 minutes in preheated 350 degrees F oven.
Note: The recipe calls for baking it in a casserole dish, but it works well in a traditional loaf pan.