Saturday, November 27, 2010

Soft White Buttermilk Bread

I was craving open faced turkey sandwiches today, which is good considering all the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving we need to use! I found a recipe online but tweaked it a bit (real butter instead of shortening & half the amount of sugar). It resulted in a light, fluffy bread, perfect for open face sandwiches - or any sandwiches for that matter! This recipe makes 2 loaves.

Soft White Buttermilk Bread

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup lukewarm water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
4 cups bread flour
2 packages dry yeast (5 teaspoons)

Bread Machine Method:
Add all ingredients in order to machine and press the dough cycle.

By Hand Method:
In a bowl add lukewarm water. Sprinkle yeast on top and set aside. Add buttermilk to a saucepan and heat to lukewarm. Add buttermilk and melted butter to yeast. Blend together. Add dry ingredients. Place onto a floured surface. Knead for 8 - 10 minutes. Place dough into a oiled bowl. Turn dough to cover all sides with oil. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap till double. Punch down gently.

To Bake:
Cut dough in half. Place into 2 loaf pans. Cover and allow to rise again. Bake at 375degrees for 25-30 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Posted by Luisa

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