Crusty Buttermilk Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
YIELD: 12 slices




  • Proof yeast in the warm water.
  • Place margarine and buttermilk in a small saucepan and heat until margarine is melted, or microwave until melted. Cool to luke warm.
  • Place sugar, salt, baking soda, buttermilk mixture and yeast in large mixing bowl.
  • Add flour a little at a time, mixing until not sticky.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface sprinkle some flour on top of the dough; knead for several minutes, the more you knead, the more it will rise!
  • Place in a greased bowl, and turn once. Cover with a cloth and allow to rise in a warm place until double in size, around an hour to and hour and a half.
  • Punch down the dough and place in a loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and floured. Spray the top with cooking spray, and allow to rise 40 minutes.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 375°F oven for 10 minutes, then turn around and do it for 10 more. Turn down heat to 350°F and bake for about 7-12 minutes more. The loaf is done when evenly browned and hollow sounding when thumped.