Whole Wheat Buttermilk Bread

buttermilk bread

This buttermilk whole wheat bread is a new recipe for me, but I will be making it often. If you love wheat bread, you’ll like this recipe. The buttermilk and eggs in the recipe give it an added texture and protein. My family enjoys this bread, which can be sliced and put into the freezer for later use. Use it a few slices at a time or defrost the entire loaf for dinner a week later.

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buttermilk bread

In addition to the usual bread ingredients of water, yeast, sugar, salt, and oil, you will need eggs and buttermilk. This bread is especially good toasted. A friend who visited when I served it told me that she thinks it has a nutty flavor. I’m not sure where that comes from, and I wonder what the rest of you will say about the flavor of this bread. The texture is very soft and I assume that comes from the buttermilk.

buttermilk bread

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2 loaves
 
An interesting flavor from buttermilk, this whole wheat buttermilk bread is great for toast and for serving with sandwiches or for dinner.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3-4 cups white flour
Instructions
  1. Combine warm water and yeast
  2. Let it stand until it is foamy (about 5 minutes)
  3. Add buttermilk, sugar, oil, eggs, salt and whole wheat flour
  4. Combine thoroughly, then let stand, covered, for ten minutes. (This gives you time to clean up everything but your flour)
  5. Add 3 cups white flour - ½ cup at a time, blending well each time
  6. Knead with your machine or by hand for 6-8 minutes, adding enough flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of your mixing bowl
  7. Place in greased container and cover
  8. Let rise for one hour
  9. Punch dough down, then divide in two
  10. Shape into loaves and put into greased bread pans
  11. Optional: prick tops with fork all the way to the bottom of the pan
  12. Let rise for 45-60 minutes; keep covered if your house is cool or drafty
  13. Heat oven to 375, then brush tops of the loaves with about 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  14. Bake at 375 for 28-33 minutes

buttermilk bread

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