Buttermilk Bread

Recipe by P48422
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • Mix the yeast and water in the bowl of your mixer and let proof for 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the buttermilk and butter over low heat until the butter melts.
  • The mixture will look badly curdled- don't worry, that's what happens when buttermilk is heated.
  • It will be fine.
  • Mix the salt, baking soda and sugar into 1 cup of the flour.
  • Pour over the yeast, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Put the bowl on your mixer with the dough hook attachment, add another cup of flour and mix until the flour is incorporated.
  • Keep adding flour until the dough comes together and is no longer sticky.
  • Then let the dough knead in the machine 5-10 minutes.
  • Take out of the bowl and finish kneading by hand until the dough is smooth.
  • Turn into a buttered bowl, cover with plastic wrap, then a towel, and then let it sit to rise until doubled.
  • Punch down the dough, divide and shape into 2 loaves, then place in greased loaf pans.
  • Set aside for the second rising.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake the loaves until done, about 30-45 minutes.