Buttermilk Honey Bread

Kim Kelemen

By
@jkel75

This is the best loaf bread I have ever made, it goes great with everything. It also makes the best grilled cheese you've ever had


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Serves:

2 loaves

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This bread has a lovely, subtle sweetness...and the buttermilk really keeps it moist. Yum!

Ingredients

1 c
warm water (105-115 degrees)
1 1/2 Tbsp
active dry yeast
2 c
buttermilk
1/4 c
melted butter
1/4 c
honey
1 Tbsp
salt
7-7 1/2 c
all-purpose flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine 1/2 cup of warm water, yeast and a pinch of suger in small bowl. Stir to dissolve yeast, and let sit for approx. 10 minutes or till foamy
2
In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining warm water, buttermilk, melted butter, honey and salt. Add the yeast mixture and stir till combines. Add 2 cups of flour and mix well. Continue to beat mixture for 2 minutes ot till smooth and creamy. Add additional flour in 1/2 cup increments, stirring well after each addition, until the dough holds together and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl
3
Switch from paddle attachment to the dough hook, knead in the remaining flour adding a few tablespoons at a time, until smooth and the dough no longer sticks to your finger when touched. Continue to knead for approx. 5 minutes
4
Lightly grease a large bowl. Place the dough in the bowl, turning to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or towl. Let the dough rise at room temp till doubles, about 1 and 1/2 hours
5
Turn dough out onto work surface and divide in half. Grease 2 loaf pans (9x5)with butter and set aside. form loaves. Place each loaf seam side down in the pans and cover loosely with plastic wrap.
6
Allow to rise at room temp till doubled again, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 40-45 minutes or till loaves look deep golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #sandwich, #loaf, #toasting