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Favorite Recipes: Honey Buttermilk Bread

Recipe Author

Name: Kathy D. (kdet)
Total Recipes: 4



Honey Buttermilk Bread

Dish: Bakery
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Baked
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

  • 1 1/2 pkgs - packages active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp - white sugar
  • 3/4 cup - warm water
  • 1 1/2 cup - buttermilk
  • 2 TBSP - unsalted butter
  • 3 TBSP - honey
  • 1 TBSP - Salt
  • 6 1/2 Cups - flour

Buttermilk Honey Bread White






1 1/2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

1 teaspoon white sugar

3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

1 1/2 cups buttermilk, room temperature

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

3 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon salt

6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour







In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.


Combine buttermilk, butter, honey and the yeast mixture in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and two cups of the flour. Whisk well to combine. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well with a wooden spoon after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 6 minutes.


Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and put in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees F).


Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.


Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until the tops are golden and the bottoms of the loaves sound hollow when tapped.


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