Honey Buttermilk Bread

I saw this type of bread pop up on pinterest a few times and decided I need to give it a try. IT WAS SO WORTH IT. I makes this lovely soft and delicious bread with almost a slight hint of sweetness to it. It is amazing for sandwiches or dipping in soup. It does take a little bit of work and requires hand kneading, but is definitely worth it!

Honey Buttermilk Bread

This recipe makes two loaves and is 103 calories per 50g slice.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs dry active yeast
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups warm buttermilk (you can make this by adding 2 Tbs of lemon juice to normal milk and allow it to rest for five minutes)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 cup strong white bread flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter + extra for brushing at the end

Preparation:

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and warm water and let rest for five minutes until it foams. If it does not, then start again.   DSC_0146
  2. Whisk together the warm buttermilk, honey, salt and baking soda and add to the yeast mixture.
  3. Add three cups of the flour and mix with a dough hook on low until smooth (about 3-5 minutes).
  4. Melt the butter and add it to the dough, mixing until totally combined, this will take a few minutes.             DSC_0148
  5. Add the rest of the flour, one cup at a time, mixing on low.
  6. When the dough is combined, remove it from the bowl and knead it well on a floured surface until smooth and elastic (5-10 minutes). This recipe make a fair bit of dough, so kneading it with a stand mixer does not work well.            DSC_0149
  7. Form dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Turn over once, cover and let rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
  8. Punch down the dough and divide into two greased loaf pans.
  9. Cover the pans and let rise another 45 minutes, until the dough it at the top of the pans.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200 C or 400 F.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes, covering the tops with tin foil if they are becoming too browned (I annoyingly ran out of tin foil that day, so mine are a bit browner than I would have wanted).
  12. Remove the loaves from the oven and brush the tops with melted butter.
  13. Cool for 10 minutes in the pans, then remove and allow to cool completely.
  14. Slice up and enjoy this delicious treat!

 

Here is an easy to print version:

Honey Buttermilk Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs dry active yeast
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups warm buttermilk (you can make this by adding 2 Tbs of lemon juice to normal milk and allow it to rest for five minutes)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 cup strong white bread flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter + extra for brushing at the end

Preparation:

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and warm water and let rest for five minutes until it foams. If it does not, then start again.
  2. Whisk together the warm buttermilk, honey, salt and baking soda and add to the yeast mixture.
  3. Add three cups of the flour and mix with a dough hook on low until smooth (about 3-5 minutes).
  4. Melt the butter and add it to the dough, mixing until totally combined, this will take a few minutes.
  5. Add the rest of the flour, one cup at a time, mixing on low.
  6. When the dough is combined, remove it from the bowl and knead it well on a floured surface until smooth and elastic (5-10 minutes). This recipe make a fair bit of dough, so kneading it with a stand mixer does not work well.
  7. Form dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Turn over once, cover and let rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
  8. Punch down the dough and divide into two greased loaf pans.
  9. Cover the pans and let rise another 45 minutes, until the dough it at the top of the pans.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200 C or 400 F.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes, covering the tops with tin foil if they are becoming too browned (I annoyingly ran out of tin foil that day, so mine are a bit browner than I would have wanted).
  12. Remove the loaves from the oven and brush the tops with melted butter.
  13. Cool for 10 minutes in the pans, then remove and allow to cool completely.
  14. Slice up and enjoy this delicious treat!
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