Honey Buttermilk Bread

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Honey is a very special ingredient when you add it to this recipe for Honey Buttermilk Bread, or any other simple bread recipe, for that matter. Honey has its own unique sweetness that is particularly flavorful in a white bread where the taste of it becomes noticeable, but remains subtle throughout. In this recipe, ginger is also added, to improve the rising power of the yeast (strange fact, but true). Even the tiny pinch, though, that this recipe calls for will improve the flavor and add an interesting depth to this bread. Ginger is one of those additions that leave your guests wondering, “but, what is it . . .” (don’t tell)? Buttermilk is another ingredient that will help the rise, and make the flavor really sing, adding terrific tang, and ensuring the bread will be beautifully tender and moist. Be sure to try this bread. You may never buy bread again. Here are a few more reasons to try this recipe out.

The recipe for this honey buttermilk bread is really quite straightforward, so even beginners will have great success with these loaves. If you have never made bread before, this is a great recipe to begin with. It has plenty of ingredients that will make this bread tender, moist and fabulous. And little matches the flavor of home made bread. And nothing rivals its smell, both as it rises, and as it bakes. So make it on a day when you would like your family to stick around. Just let them know the bread will be ready in a few hours, and then get to it. They will stay home, guaranteed. One addition to this bread that will help its flavor (hard to believe, I know) and that makes the bread absolutely fabulous is to bathe the whole loaf (top, bottom, and all sides) in melted unsalted butter. Just slather it on the loaf. This practice actually has at least three functions. First, it seals the loaf and keeps the bread tender and moist much longer, even when you put it in the fridge. Second, though, and perhaps more important, the bread is heavenly to eat this way. The edge of butter is fantastic, and makes such a difference to the loaf. Third, it makes the loaf shiny and visually stunning. Try this approach just once, and you will see. It can be done to any loaf of bread and really contributes to its texture, visual appeal, and flavor.

This bread is a lovely recipe that will yield a very flavorful loaf (actually, two loaves). Honey Buttermilk Bread is not difficult to make, even if you are not particularly familiar with bread making. Today’s yeasts and flours have gotten to the point where they practically bake themselves, and it is hard to go wrong. Just read the recipe through first, don’t skip on the ingredients, and don’t be afraid to try this recipe out. You will be thrilled with your results (and so will your family). Enjoy this recipe soon, and never go back to store bought bread!

Nutrition Facts for: Honey Buttermilk Bread From Restless Chipotle
Ingredients: Yeast, powdered ginger, sugar, water, buttermilk, honey, salt, baking soda, white bread flour, unsalted butter.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 bread slice servings. (2 loaves) * Per bread slice Serving: Calories 186, Calories from Fat 26, Total Fat 2.9g 4%, Saturated Fat 1.7g 9%, Cholesterol 7mg 2%, Sodium 206mg 9%, Potassium 93mg 3%, Carbohydrates 34.9g 12%, Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%, Sugars 6.1g, Protein 5.0g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 4%, Iron 11%

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