Buttermilk Honey Bread

Buttermilk Honey Bread


"A tangy and delicious bread. I have gotten compliments on this bread wherever I take it!"


2 h 40 m servings 148 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 308 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Combine buttermilk, butter, honey and the yeast mixture in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and two cups of the flour. Whisk well to combine. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well with a wooden spoon after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 6 minutes.
  3. Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and put in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees F).
  5. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until the tops are golden and the bottoms of the loaves sound hollow when tapped.
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  1. 45 Ratings


This is a great bread. I bake approx. 30 loafs of bread a week for local farmers market. And this is a favorite. I think it's a really soft, moist bread. I've been baking it for 2 years now and ...

I tried making this and followed the recipe exactly but the dough refused to form-I ended up throwing it all out-

I love it! It makes wonderful sandwich bread. (It's not sweet.) I am a novice baker, and the dough has risen for me both times (i'm making it right now w/ 2c wheat flour). It's such a great r...

This bread is fabulous. I have made it by hand several times, and every time it comes out picture perfect. The recipe calls says 375F but doesn't give a time. If you want a dark brown crust (...

This is a very simple, easy-to-follow recipe. The bread is dense and not suitable for regular sandwiches, but is lovely along side saucy dishes and soups.

This is my favorite bread recipe.

Unlike some other reviewers, my bread rose nice and tall. In fact, therefore, the resulting bread turned out to be a little softer, a little fluffier, than the denser bread I prefer. But since ...

Very tasty bread, makes yummy french toast. Sometimes I add a bit more sugar.

I made this recipe twice, following the recipe exactly both times, even checking the temperture on the warm water with a liquid thermometer. The yeast was fresh. The bread will not rise at all....