Buttermilk Honey Bread

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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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 loaves
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

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

How to Make Buttermilk Honey Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine 1/2 cup of warm water, yeast and a pinch of sugar in small bowl. Stir to dissolve yeast, and let sit for approx. 10 minutes or until 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 the mixture for 2 minutes or until 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 approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Lightly grease a large bowl. Place the dough in the bowl, turning to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or towel. Let the dough rise at room temp till doubles, about 1 and 1/2 hours.
  5. Turn dough out onto a 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 until doubled again, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 40-45 minutes or till loaves look deep golden brown.

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About Buttermilk Honey Bread

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



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