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Buttermilk Bread

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Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread, and this Buttermilk Bread is no exception to this rule

After receiving a gift of homemade buttermilk from a friend I thought I would try my hand at making some buttermilk bread. I was very pleased with the outcome, it was lovely with some homemade jam (jelly), see I am learning the difference for the same, my American friends


  • 2 ½ cups of lukewarm water.
  • 1 cup of Buttermilk. ** Recipe to make your own buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp quick yeast.
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 6½ cups of bread flour.
Buttermilk Bread


  1. Mix water, buttermilk, yeast, salt, sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add the flour. No need to knead.
  3. Just combine all the ingredients together, lightly cover the bowl and leave to rest/rise for 2 hrs.
  4. The bonus of living here is dough rises quickly, I love using yeast now.
  5. You can use the dough immediately, store covered in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.
  6. If you are baking now, preheat the oven to 350F / 175C degrees.
  7. Dust the dough with flour and very lightly knead, shape into a round.
  8. Cover and rest for 90 minutes.
  9. Oh, and I made a cut into the top of my dough just like a cross.
  10. Bake in the middle of the oven for approximately 40 minutes until golden brown and delicious.
  11. Remove from the oven and brush the top with melted butter.
  12. I was pretty pleased with my first attempt at buttermilk bread.
  13. Leave to cool before slicing.
  14. Enjoy!

Prepared, tried, and tested by Carol Taylor

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