Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 1 hr 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

My son makes this & it's wonderful! Since he's a big fan of the food network, I'm guessing he grabbed the basic recipe there & tweaked it to suit himself. No kneading required (my favorite kind of bread making). This makes 2 loaves - one for now & one to freeze for later. Prep time includes rising time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly butter (2) 8 X 4 X 2-inch loaf pans.
  2. Heat butter over medium heat. Add the buttermilk and water; heat till warm to touch (105-115ºF)
  3. Pour into a large bowl & sprinkle the yeast on top. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk to dissolve yeast then whisk in 3 eggs & the hot sauce.
  5. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  6. Gradually stir into the liquid mixture to make a thick batter.
  7. Stir in Parmesan cheese, 3/4 cup shredded cheddar, garlic & herbs.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pans, spreading evenly.
  9. Cover loosely with plastic wrap & let stand in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 375ºF & place rack in the center.
  11. Beat the remaining egg with the 1 tablespoon water & brush tops of loaves.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese & bake till golden brown, 10-15 minutes.
  13. Cool in pans, on rack, for 10 minutes. Turn on on rack and cool completely.
  14. * Can be made up to 2 days in advance, wrapped tightly & stored at room temperature. Herbs can be varied to suit your taste.
Most Helpful

5 5

I would give this bread more than 5 stars if I could. I am gluten free and have not had good bread since I became so. I made this bread just as the recipe states except I used Maninis gluten free flour mix. The recipe calls for two pans, I put all of the dough into one pan, because gluten free does not rise as much. I ended up with a beautiful big loaf of absolutely delicious bread cooked without using rice, which is the awful staple of most gluten free items. Thanks so much for this recipe!

5 5

Wonderful, different bread! I made exactly as directed and wouldn't have changed anything, except to have used the fresh herbs instead of dried next time around for a fresher flavor. Thanks so much for the excellent recipe!

5 5

Delicious! I made this as our pizza crust tonight in a 9x9 pan. I baked it for 15 minutes and then loaded it up with all the goodies. It made for a thick crust that people wanted to eat instead of leaving the crust. Thanks, SusieQusie!!