Favorite Buttermilk Bread
Ingredients1 h 5 m servings
- In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the buttermilk, butter, honey, salt, baking soda, wheat germ and 4 cups flour; mix well. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn onto a heavily floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide into thirds. Divide each portion into thirds; shape each into a 12-in. rope. Braid three ropes; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Place in a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks.
- Warmed buttermilk will appear curdled.
- Nutritional Analysis: One slice equals 183 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
ReviewsRead all reviews 10
For Bread Machine (this is how I made this for my bread machine. It came out perfect!) 2 teaspoons active dry yeast; 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F to 115 degrees F); 1 cup warm 1% buttermilk...
It was great and I even messed it up! I was in a hurry and forgot the second rise and instead just put it in the oven. I used 3 cups whole wheat, 3 cups bread flout, and 3ish cups of ap kneade...
I've made this bread several times now and I must say, it makes beautiful tasty loaves I am very proud to serve family and friends. Now I'm branching out into making rolls with the same dough. ...
I made this with 100% whole wheat flour and half the honey (I put in 2 T Splenda for the flavor). I also used buttermilk powder, as I didn't have the real stuff on hand. This makes A LOT of doug...
Very tender, slightly dense bread with a good old-fashioned flavor. The buttermilk & honey nicely accent the nuttiness of the wheat germ. I used part WW pastry flour and 1/4 cup of buckwheat hon...
Tasted nice but was very hard to cut. It just kept falling apart. I doubt I'll make it again. There are so many other bread recipes to choose from.
Very good bread. I like how well it rises; bf loved how soft it was. I almost killed my KA mixer wtih this; I really thought I'd cut the recipe by 1/3 but I had the right amount of milk for th...
Halved the recipe & mixed in my bread machine on the dough cycle. Used 3/1/2 cups bread flour, then added 1 cup white flour while mixing, 1/4 cup at a time. Used Canola oil, ground flax. Baked 3...