Buttermilk and Honey Whole Wheat Bread

I was inspired by a loaf of buttermilk bread I saw on A Southern Grace’s site that looked amazing. I decided to make  a buttermilk loaf using honey & some whole wheat flour this weekend to serve with the Slow Simmered Split Pea Soup I was making for dinner. Even though I am terrified of yeast and get nervous every single time I make bread, I thought this one turned out fantastic. My daughter said that it was the best smell in the world while it was baking and I agree. It smelled amazing and tasted so delicious!

Place the warmed buttermilk, honey, butter, salt, baking soda bread flour, whole wheat flour, and yeast into a bread machine pan in that order. Turn the bread machine to the dough setting and push start.

Once the dough cycle has completed (mine lasts 1 1/2 hours).

Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Form the dough into a roll and place into a loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

Cover with a cloth and let rise, until doubled in size, about 60 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the loaf pan into the oven and bake for 40 minutes, placing a tented of foil over it for the last 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before putting on a cooling rack to continue cooling. Slice and serve. Enjoy.

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Buttermilk and Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients:

1 cup + 3 tbsp buttermilk, warmed
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp butter, at room temperature, cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp yeast

Directions:

Place the warmed buttermilk, honey, butter, salt, baking soda bread flour, whole wheat flour, and yeast into a bread machine pan in that order. Turn the bread machine to the dough setting and push start.

Once the dough cycle has completed (mine lasts 1 1/2 hours). Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Form the dough into a roll and place into a loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover with a cloth and let rise, until doubled in size, about 60 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the loaf pan into the oven and bake for 40 minutes, placing a tented of foil over it for the last 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before putting on a cooling rack to continue cooling. Slice and serve. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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21 Responses to “Buttermilk and Honey Whole Wheat Bread”

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    karen — April 9, 2014 @ 5:52 am

    I have been making bread in the bread maker now for a few months…I quit buying bread at the store so I am always looking for new recipes. I usually just bake it right in the bread maker though. I guess that would work with this….I will give it try, thanks!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 9, 2014 @ 7:22 am

    Ain’t homemade bread fantastic?! This looks beautiful, Pam.

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — April 9, 2014 @ 7:27 am

    I love using buttermilk in baking. This loaf looks superb!
    Have a beautiful Wednesday!

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    gloria — April 9, 2014 @ 7:58 am

    Pam what beautiful and delight bread I adore has honey!
    I bookmarked this I wanna make soon! xxx

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 9, 2014 @ 8:22 am

    This is one of the fluffiest whole wheat breads I’ve ever seen! It looks so scrumptious, Pam. Perfect for slathering with butter and jam!

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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — April 9, 2014 @ 9:08 am

    This is just glorious! You know, I got a bread maker for my wedding and I’ve never used it. Thanks for inspiring me! There are few things as good as freshly baked bread with butter and jam : )

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    Christina@A Soulful Twist — April 9, 2014 @ 9:20 am

    I see a weekend project in my near future! I can just imagine all the grilled cheese yumminess I can make with that bread!

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    Diane — April 9, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

    Wow that sounds so yummy. Have a good week Diane

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    grace — April 9, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

    your loaf looks perfect! adding a touch of honey is something i want to try asap!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — April 9, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    I can’t eat bread anymore, but I know the boys would enjoy this bread a lot!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — April 9, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

    Homemade bread is so yummy but I rarely have the energy to make it myself…but I think my mother-in-law is gonna give us her bread maker soon so that will def change in the near future :) Your loaf came out perfectly!

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    Lia — April 9, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

    Dear Pam.
    This bread looks so fabulous that Im taking the recipe to give it a go.
    Cheers and thanks for sharing your amazing recipes.
    Lia.

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    Marjie — April 9, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    I saw this bread recipe, too, and thought it sounded great. I’m making rolls or bread almost daily, because store bought bread has too much salt in it. Who’d have thought?

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    Jovina Coughlin — April 9, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    Your bread looks terrific.

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    Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen — April 9, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

    Homemade bread is the best! Yours looks amazing. Love the use of buttermilk. I tend to get a little nervous when I use yeast too :)

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — April 9, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    I am not much of a bread eater—–EXCEPT homemade. Then please step aside. Here I come with a knife and the butter plate. Beautiful loaf—the texture is so small and even.

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    rosita — April 9, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

    Que ricooo me gusta su pan y soy fan dr la mierl es irresistible,abrazos

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    Joanne — April 9, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    I really want to bake a loaf of bread this weekend after seeing this. Yay for conquering your yeast fear!

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    Louise — April 9, 2014 @ 7:20 pm

    Heavenly Pam:) You did GREAT! (as you know, I’m a bit yeast shy too:) This bread sounds like the perfect accompaniment to that Split Pea Soup. Yum!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Pam…the aroma must have been mystifying:)

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    Susan — April 10, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    Beautiful loft and great crumb on that loaf, Pam! You’re a bread baking star!

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    Chris — April 13, 2014 @ 4:43 am

    Your bread looks perfect. We found a sour dough recipe that a retired neighbor taught us this year and fell in love with that. We’ve been using it for loaves, rolls, and even cinnamon rolls. We’ll have to try this one too, except we don’t have a bread machine….yet.

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