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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Buttermilk Whole Wheat Bread - Recipe

Good morning,

Here is a recipe for bread made with buttermilk as requested by Deere Driver of On the Pond Farm.  This one turned out sooooo good that I'll surely make more with buttermilk.  The whole wheat flour I used was some that I bought at Mingus Mill last November.  I keep this special flour in the freezer so it is always fresh when I want to use some of it.

The recipe is below if you'd like to make it. 




Buttermilk Whole Wheat Bread - Recipe


1 egg

2 T vegetable oil

2 t salt

2 T brown sugar

1 cup buttermilk - heated slightly (about 20 seconds in microwave) to about room temperature

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 1/2 cups bread flour

2 rounded t dry yeast


Place all ingredients in large capacity bread machine in order given.

Set on dough cycle and turn on.

The first dough cycle on most machines is about 40 minutes. Watch the action to be sure a dough ball forms at least 1/3 way through the cycle. Add a little flour or water if necessary to get the correct consistency.

When first dough cycle is finished, remove dough from machine and place in a greased bowl for first rise. 

Place the bowl in a warm place such as the oven with the light, but no heat turned on. If you place it out on the counter in a warm place, cover with a damp cloth.

This batch required about 1 1/2 hours for the first rise. 

Keep in mind that the temperature in your kitchen and the mood of the yeast can change the time required for the dough to rise.

After the first rise, punch down/knead gently the dough to remove excess bubbles.

If you are using crockery or glass pans/bowls for baking, set the empty bread pans in a warm place, too. I use my second oven with the light turned on.

If preheating pans, remove from oven.

For this batch, I am using a pan that makes 4 mini loaves.

Allow bread to rise once again; this batch should take about 1 hour for the second rise, then bake at 350 degrees F for 35 mins. 

Turn out to racks to cool immediately.



Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. The smells in your house must be overwhelming.

Wanda..... said...

Nothing makes a house smell better than fresh homemade bread, well... maybe it's a tie with fresh gound coffee!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's hard to beat the aroma of baking bread! Mmmmm.

Anonymous said...

This could be our next loaf. Just have to remember the Butter Milk tomorrow while shopping. Thanks for the recipe.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

When wil you be bringing some fresh bread for dinner, Lois? We'll do the other cooking.

Deere Driver said...

I have all the ingredients. Can't wait.
What to make to accompany it is the next thing. Hmmm.
Thanks Lois!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hmm, I could eat a couple of slices right now. It looks very good, Lois. Must have my breakfast soon ^_~
Have a wonderful new week xxxx

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Hallo Lois
Mmm, your bread looks delicious.
You have a intersting blog.
Greetings from Switzerland

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, Abe, the house does smell marvelous when I am baking bread.

Wanda, that fresh ground coffee is Wallingford French Vanilla Coffee freshly ground and brewed. For those who are not from the Southern Ohio area, Wallingford is a small coffee company here, that supplies restaurants and offices - including our CPA firm.

I believe at least two of you are making this bread today. I'll be interested to see/hear how it turns out!

Welcome Angela and thanks to all for stopping by and your kind words.

Very best,

Deere Driver said...

No bread flour!
Must follow directions to a T. Shopping needed!!!

Lois Evensen said...

Deere Driver (and anyone else without bread flour in the house),

You can substitute all purpose flour, just don't use self rising flour.


Deere Driver said...

Ended up never leaving the house or barn today. You saw my newest distraction!

Shopping will have to come tomorrow or so.

lululan said...

Madre mia! Que pecados mas deliciosos.

Deere Driver said...

Got all my ducks (goats actually)in a row and made THE recipe yesterday. Cooled overnight and I had a perfectly textured slice for breakfast this morning.

My machine usually goes in reverse of your instructions, so I took my chances and started with the yeast and buttermilk, putting the egg in last.
Even with my gigantic egg, I did need to add a bit more moisture. That dough was bouncing off the sides!!
All came out well, so others out there - great looking and tasting large loaf for "my" recipe!
(HA! My word verification?? oven narg!)