I am not a pickle fan. At all, really. As an adult, I have grudgingly accepted pickles and even tolerate them on sandwiches occasionally if they are strategically placed just right. But, for instance, there is a local pizzeria that advertises their "pickle pizza" and I'm just like, why????
Why would one ruin a perfectly good pizza by putting pickles on it?? When I was a kid I can still remember some general stores that sold individual big dill pickles out of barrels...I remember being intrigued by those and kind of liking the smell, but I'd never just eat a big ol' dill pickle for a snack. No way.
This bread fits that category also. Why in the world would you ruin perfectly good bread by putting pickles in it??? Why? Oh why? Now, a couple of caveats...reader Penny made this, so it's probably good. You can't go wrong with her baking. The second caveat, I post a lot of recipes on Amish365.com...I don't like them all...raisins, for me, are kind of in the same category as pickles (except I dislike pickles more than raisins). Anyway, just because I don't personally like pickles and raisins doesn't mean I shouldn't post recipes with them. So, for all of you pickle lovers out there, check out this "Dill Pickle Bread." Oh, and if you are one of those people that love pickles on your sandwiches, man, I would think this bread would be straight out of heaven, slice it and make a sandwich with it. And put pickles on it.
By the way, among the Amish homemade pickles are prized. So this bread would be too.
Amish and Pickles
Pickles are a big part of Amish culinary culture. Pickles are usually,but not always, made from cucumbers, and cukes are prized produce among the Amish. Pickling in jars, either bread and butter type, or with dill makes for a colorful, nutritious addition to many dishes. I have been in many Amish canning closets and been mesmerized by the shiny glass jars full of emerald green, crisp pickles.
Are Pickles Easy to Home-Can?
Pickles are relatively easy to can. The most important thing is to follow the instructions carefully and to use the proper equipment. Here are some tips for canning pickles:
- Use fresh, undamaged cucumbers.
- Wash the cucumbers thoroughly in cold water.
- Trim the ends of the cucumbers.
- Pack the cucumbers tightly into jars.
- Make the brine according to the recipe.
- Pour the hot brine into the jars, leaving ½ inch of headspace.
- Wipe the rims of the jars with a clean cloth.
- Place lids and rings on the jars.
- Process the jars in a water bath according to the recipe.
- Allow the jars to cool completely before storing them in a cool, dark place.
With a little practice, you'll be canning pickles like a pro in no time!
Here are some additional tips for canning pickles:
- Use a water bath canner. This is the safest way to can pickles.
- Follow the instructions on the canning lids carefully.
- Use a timer to make sure you process the jars for the correct amount of time.
- Let the jars cool completely before storing them.
By following these tips, you can be sure that your canned pickles will be safe to eat.
Here are some more Amish home-canned pickles, I never can resist snapping photos of them!
How to make pickle bread at home.
If you're a fan of pickles and bread, why not combine the two for a unique and tasty treat? It is easy to make dill pickle bread and it has a delicious and unexpected flavor combination that's sure to impress your taste buds. It's a nice, quick bread to make. Whether you're a seasoned baker or just looking for a new challenge in the kitchen, this recipe is worth a try.
Making pickle bread at home is easier than you might think. Start with a basic bread recipe and add chopped pickles and pickle juice to the dough. You can also experiment with adding other ingredients like dill or garlic for extra flavor. Once the bread is baked, slice it up and enjoy it on its own or as a unique addition to sandwiches or toast. Give this surprising new trend in baking a try and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills.
You can use bread flour or all-purpose. You can also add tablespoon sugar in with the batter when you add the dill pickle juice if you like sweet-sour flavor. Thank you to reader, Penny, for these pictures of her bread. You can make your own Pinterest or Instagram worthy version!
But What Does Pickle Bread Taste Like?
Pickle bread is a type of bread that is flavored with pickles. It can be made with either dill pickles or bread and butter pickles. The bread is typically dense and moist, with a slightly sour flavor from the pickles. The dill pickle bread has a hint of crisp pickle flavor in every bite, while the bread and butter pickle bread is sweeter and more mellow (count me in for the more sweet and mellow!)
Pickle bread is a popular snack food, and it can also be used to make sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, and other dishes. It is a unique and flavorful bread that is sure to please pickle lovers. I mean, really, why bust open a jar of pickles if you can just have in the bread?
Here are some additional details about the taste of pickle bread:
- The sour flavor from the pickles is balanced by the sweetness of the bread.
- The dill pickle bread has a more pronounced pickle flavor than the bread and butter pickle bread.
- The bread is moist and dense, with a slightly chewy texture.
- Pickle bread is a good source of fiber and protein.
If you are a fan of pickles, you will definitely enjoy pickle bread. It is a unique and flavorful bread that is sure to please.
Full Recipe - Amish Dill Pickle Bread
Amish Dill Pickle Bread
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. pickle juice
- ½ cup chopped dill pickles
- ½ cup shredded cheddar
- 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
- Mix first eight ingredients well
- Add the rest and mix.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Butter 9"-x-5" loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
- Bake until the bread is golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean about 45 minutes.
- Cool completely before slicing.