Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
When everyone was making bread during quarantine, I made my grandma’s bread using her 1940’s recipe. After I posted that, a family friend shared her favorite bread recipe, Cottage Cheese Bread. I’ve held onto it for a year and finally decided to make it this past weekend.
I made it using my KitchenAid stand mixer with the dough hook attachment. Since I didn’t get my stand mixer until a few months ago, I hadn’t made bread with the dough hook before. It was nice not to knead by hand and get all sticky and messy!
Ingredients You Will Need
- Cottage Cheese
Equipment You May Need
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Cutting Board
- Mixing Bowls
- Dough Hook (if using stand mixer to knead)
- Loaf Pans
- Cooling Rack
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese? Yes, you can use low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese in the bread recipe, but keep in mind that using full-fat cottage cheese might yield a softer texture and richer flavor.
Can I substitute active dry yeast for instant yeast or vice versa? Generally, you can substitute active dry yeast for instant yeast or vice versa, but adjustments to the rising time might be necessary. Instant yeast usually requires less rising time than active dry yeast.
How should I store leftover cottage cheese bread? Wrap the cooled bread in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container to keep it fresh. You can store it at room temperature for a day or two, or in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life.
Can I freeze cottage cheese bread? Yes, you can freeze cottage cheese bread. Slice the bread before freezing, and place parchment paper between slices to prevent sticking. Store in an airtight container or freezer bags. Thaw individual slices as needed.
Why does my bread not rise properly? Several factors can affect rising, including expired yeast, improper temperature (too hot or cold), or not giving the dough enough time to rise. Check the yeast’s freshness and follow the recipe’s rising instructions closely.
Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour? Yes, you can use whole wheat flour, but keep in mind that it might result in a denser texture. You might need to adjust the liquid amount slightly as whole wheat flour absorbs more liquid than all-purpose flour.
Substitutions and Variations
- Nuts and Seeds: Incorporate chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans) or seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds) into the dough for added crunch and flavor.
- Herbs and Spices: Add dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or oregano for a savory twist. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom can infuse warmth and aroma.
- Cheese: Mix in grated cheese like cheddar, Parmesan, or feta for an extra layer of flavor and creaminess.
Other Recipes You May Enjoy
If you like making bread, you may like one of my quick breads like my Easy Pumpkin Bread or my Cinnamon Raisin Bread. You might also like my Recipe for Scones. If you have leftover cottage cheese, you may want to make this Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce.
Cottage Cheese Bread
- 2 Packages Yeast
- 1 Cup Water Lukewarm
- 2 Cups Cottage Cheese Warmed
- 4 Tablespoons Sugar
- 4 teaspoons Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 5 Cups Flour
- 2 Eggs
- Soften yeast in 1 Cup lukewarm water and let stand for a few minutes.
- Stir salt, butter, and sugar into yeast mixture.
- Add warm cottage cheese and eggs.
- Gradually add flour, keeping dough moist.
- Knead dough and allow to rise for at least one hour.
- Move dough to two loaf pans or make a large loaf and place on cookie sheet.
- Allow dough to rise again for at least one more hour.
- Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes in pan then remove from pan to finish cooling.
Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc, or its affiliates.