This Homemade Buttermilk Bread is a quick homemade bread recipe that does not require yeast and can easily be made by a novice baker. The key to making this light and airy bread is to use buttermilk instead of milk. This gives the bread a light and airy texture that is perfect for slicing and serving with a bit of butter.
Whether you’re looking for an easy loaf of bread to enjoy with a bowl or soup or for sandwiches, or just want something delicious to have on hand for snacking, give this homemade buttermilk bread a try. You won’t be disappointed!
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When it comes to buttermilk bread, you want to skip the store bought stuff. It never tastes as good as homemade that you can easily you can make in your own kitchen.
What does buttermilk bread taste like?
Buttermilk bread is slightly sweet and slightly tangy. It is a very mild bread when it comes to flavor and has more of a biscuit flavor, much like my late grandmother’s famous buttermilk biscuits.
What makes buttermilk bread different?
Buttermilk bread has a light and airy texture from the buttermilk. The buttermilk interacts with the baking soda. forming bubbles that gives the bread a very light, airy and soft texture.
Homemade Bread is Easier Than You Think
I think a lot of people consider bread baking an an art form or something that is easily achieved. Quick bread recipes like this come together easily with few ingredients and do not require any special tools. Though, this is my favorite loaf pan for baking. You don’t even have to wait for yeast to rise when making this easy buttermilk bread recipe.
How to Store Buttermilk Bread
Buttermilk bread does not last very long. It is best eaten the same day that it is made, but can last several days when properly stored. If you have leftovers to store, you can wrap the bread well in plastic wrap or store in a plastic bread storage container. Keep it at room temperature. Wait until the bread has cooled completely
You can also store the bread in the freezer too. After it has cooled completely, wrap it well in plastic wrap and then again in aluminum foil. You can freeze the bread for up to 2 months. You can then thaw the bread and warm it in the oven.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 2 cups buttermilk
- ¼ cup (½ stick) salted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and buttermilk until well combined.
Stir wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Add melted butter and mix just until combined.
Pour into the bread pan.
Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Top with butter, honey, jam, or jelly, if desired.
Homemade Buttermilk Bread
- Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and buttermilk until well combined.
- Stir wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Add melted butter and mix just until combined.
- Pour into the bread pan.
- Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Top with butter, honey, jam, or jelly, if desired.