Buttermilk Bread Recipe

Category Recipe Title Prep Time Rise Time Bake/Cook Time Total Time

Basic Bread Buttermilk Bread 10 min 20 min 40 min 70 min

Ingredients :

2 Tbsp SAF-instant premium yeast - Found in the Homemade Bread Bundle

2 tsp Liquid Soy Lecithin - Found in the Homemade Bread Bundle

3/4 cup warm water

3 cups warm buttermilk

3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled

1/4 cup honey

3 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup toasted wheat germ (optional)

5 cups unbleached bread flour

  • In a large bowl, mix salt, baking soda, yeast, wheat germ and 4 cups flour.  Dimple and add lecithin and honey. While mixing add the buttermilk and butter. Beat until smooth. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour or water to make a soft dough smooth and elastic.
  • Place on a greased surface, turning once to grease top. 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. loaf pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 loaves (12 slices each).

FYI: Warmed buttermilk will appear curdled.

Tia Schroeder