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Buttermilk and Honey Bread

Light and fluffy.  Perfect for sandwiches.

Average: 5 (2 votes)
This recipe makes 2 loaves
Active Dry Yeast4+1/2 tsp
Sugar1 tsp
Water3/4 cup
Buttermilk1+1/2 cups
Honey3 TBSP
Bread Flour6 to 6+1/2 cups
Salt1 TBSP

This recipe is featured at Once Upon A Loaf.


1. In large bowl, combine Active Dry Yeast, sugar and water (110-115°F); let stand 10 minutes.


2. Whisk in buttermilk (110-115F°), oil and honey. Add 2 cups flour and salt. Whisk to combine. Using wooden spoon, stir in enough remaining flour to make dough that is easy to handle.


3. On lightly floured surface, turn out dough; knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Add more flour if necessary.


4. Place dough in greased bowl. Cover; let rise in warm place until almost double in bulk, about 1 hour.


5. Grease two 9 x 5 x 2-inch loaf pans; set aside.


6. Punch down dough and turn out on lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half, forming each half into smooth ball. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.


7. Shape into two loaves. Place in prepared pans. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.


8. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake loaves 30 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.



*You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast. When using Instant Yeast, expect your dough to rise faster. Always let your dough rise until ripe. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast OR 3/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.


honey and buttermilk bread

so good and smells heavenly while baking

Easy and delicious! Smells

Easy and delicious! Smells wonderful while it's baking.

Buttermilk and Honey Bread

I am new to bread making, and this is about the 4th bread I've made....and boy, it's my favorite so far! Very tender and tastes soooooooo good! I highly recommend trying this one!

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