Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Homemade Buttermilk Bread

Another great way to fix some homemade loaves.  I love buttermilk bread and this comes out just right :)

If you don't have buttermilk, you can mix 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar, to get the same effect.

These were the last of the loaves that I baked today.  I have lots of bread for sandwiches and for the freezer as well :)

Buttermilk Bread

Homemade Buttermilk Bread
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup water and 4 tbsp buttermilk powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 6 cups bread flour


  1. In small saucepan, heat 1 cup water and 3 tbsp butter over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool until warm.

  2. In small bowl, add 1/2 cup warm water and the dry yeast. Stir yeast until it is dissolved. Set bowl aside and continue with the next step.

  3. In large bowl, mix buttermilk, honey, sugar, salt, and vinegar. When the butter water is warml to the touch, pour into large bowl. Add yeast water.

  4. Begin adding bread flour one cup at a time. When the dough is too stiff to mix with the wooden spoon, about 5 cups, turn out onto a floured board.

  5. Knead in the remaining flour until the dough is firm and smooth. Put dough in a buttered bowl and flip dough so that the top of it is lightly buttered. Cover and let rise until double in size, about 45 to 60 minutes.

  6. Punch down dough and turn out onto floured board. Knead bubbles out of dough. Divide dough into to equal halves.

  7. Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Form dough into two loaves. Place in buttered bread pans. Cover and let rise until double in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.

  8. Melt 1 tbsp of butter. Brush butter on to bread tops. Using a sharp knife, make three light slashes across the bread tops. Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans and let cool on a rack or dishtowel.


  1. Sandra this looks as if it's very easy to do..I wonder if M can make bread?thanks..sure to make this soon

  2. OOOO! Yummy! We bake our own bread, twice a week for sandwiches. I never thought of using our buttermilk powder!! Exciting! We are trying this today! Thanks for the other yummy bread recipes too!


  3. Oh yum! I'll have to give this a try.

  4. I made this bread, and my whole family loved it. My husband said that he doesnt want me to make any other kind. Tomorrow I am going to try to make bagels with this bread. Thanks for sharing the recipe.