Healthy Herb-Onion Bread

Great plain or with a dollop of softened margarine or vegan cream cheese, this savoury bread will disappear fast.

1/2 cup soya milk
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp margarine
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose or whole-wheat flour
1/2 small onion, minced
1/2 tsp dried dill
1 tsp crushed dried rosemary

  • Heat the soya milk until tiny bubbles form around the edge of the pan, then stir in the sugar, salt and margarine. Cool to lukewarm.
  • In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. Add the cooled soya milk mixture, flour, minced onion and herbs and stir well with a wooden spoon.
  • When the dough is smooth, cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rise in a warm place until triple in bulk, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Stir the dough down and beat for a few minutes, then turn into a greased 8- by 4-inch bread pan. Let stand in a warm place about 10 minutes before baking for 1 hour.

Makes 1 loaf