Bread is a comforting food on its own, but when served up with a hot meal it adds extra comfort. One of my favorite homemade breads to make is cottage cheese and chive bread. It is sweet, yet savory with a bit of an onion herb flavor with a soft fluffy texture. Add a little bit of butter on a slice of this bread and what a treat it is.
In a bread machine on dough setting, or in a kitchen aid-mixing bowl with a dough hook, add all the ingredients into the mixing bowl section and combined them together on whichever speed you are comfortable with until a soft, yet not so sticky dough forms. Adjust the amount of flour and water needed as the ingredients mix together. The dough should by smooth and stick free in texture. Mixing the bowl with a mixing machine takes about thirty minutes to really work it and get the gluten's going. However, if you do not have a bread machine or kitchen aid mixer you can do this all\ by hand, but it is messy and takes a lot longer to get smooth bread dough.
Once the bread dough has come together, allow the dough to rest right in the bread machine or mixing bowl for at least thirty minutes. Than, remove the dough from the mixing bowl or machine, lay it onto a floured counter, punch, and work it out again with your hands.
After, cut the dough in half and carefully form bread loaf shapes which each half. Then, butter two bread loaf pans and stick each doughy loaf into each one. After, allow the dough to rise in the loaf pans in a warm location covered up in a moist towel for about an hour to an hour and a half.
Once the bread dough doubles in size it is time to bake the cottage cheese chive bread off in the oven. So, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and as soon as it reaches this temperature stick your loafs pans into the oven and bake your breads off for about thirty minutes.
When the breads are done, they should have a golden crust and a fluffy white inside. However, before cutting into the bread it is important to remove them from the loaf pans and allow them to cool for about thirty minutes on a cooling wrap so they are much easier to cut white a bread knife.