Archive for January, 2014

Margie’s Buttermilk Bread

January 11, 2014


My mom always passes long the best recipes. I don’t know where she finds these magical creations but I am thankful she shares them with me. When we used to live closer and have dinner at her house she always had a fresh loaf of bread baked for my hubby, his favorite. I have had a bread maker for years but never broke it out except to make pizza dough. But now that we live farther apart I had to try it out as we missed her famous buttermilk bread. Let me tell you this recipe is easy, literally “set it and forget it” and it comes out amazing. The buttermilk and honey add a light sweetness to the bread and it is very fluffy and light. Now this is my go to recipe for a holiday side, rather than my standard roll recipe I used before.¬†Who can resist the smell of bread baking and then slathering up a buttery slice?

Margie’s Buttermilk Bread

Add ingredients to bread machine in order listed

1 and 1/4 cups buttermilk

3 Tablespoons honey

3 Tablespoons of soft butter

3 and 1/4 cups of bread flour (or all purpose, I like King Arthur flour. I noticed a big difference when I used bread vs regular flour)

1 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1 and 1/2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast

Add to bread machine, try not to have yeast touch wet ingredients but spread out over top of dry pile. Select large white loaf setting (mine is 3 hours). Dough will knead, rise and bake a beautiful loaf right in your machine, sweet!