50LP loaf 1: Old fashioned buttermilk bread machine bread

Old fashioned buttermilk bread machine recipe50LP loaf 1:  Old fashioned buttermilk bread

For information and background on the 50 Loaf Bread Machine Project (aka 50LP), click here.

Buttermilk bread is one of my favorite kinds of bread, I love that little tang it gets from the buttermilk.  I decided to try a different recipe than my usual go-to (in the spirit of the project!).

This recipe comes from the Fleischmann’s Yeast “Bread World” website which is a wonderful source for reliable bread machine recipes (and many others that don’t call for a machine).

Here is a link to the original Old Fashioned Buttermilk Bread recipe for the bread machine.  The site lists the ingredient quantities for a 1 lb., 1-1/2 lb., and 2 lb. loaf, which is really handy for those with different sizes of machines, or even if you have a 2 pound machine like I do, but sometimes you want a smaller loaf.

I used the 2 pound size recipe, and made a few tweaks, so I’ll write out the exact recipe I used here.

Old fashioned buttermilk bread recipe:

1-2/3 cups buttermilk (I didn’t have fresh on hand so I used powdered buttermilk)

2 T. butter

2-1/2 cups all purpose flour (King Arthur, not organic this time)

1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (also King Arthur, not organic)

2 T. sugar

1-1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

4 tsp Hodgson Mill Vital Wheat Gluten with Vitamin C (not in the original recipe)

1-1/2 tsp. yeast (I used Saf Instant Yeast actually)

Settings:  I used the basic setting with light crust

Machine:  Zojirushi BBCC-X20

Buttermilk bread machine recipe

Freshly baked old fashioned buttermilk bread still in the machine

My results:  Lovely and tasty loaf of bread!  My whole family loved it, including my in-laws who were visiting.  It rose well, had a nice texture, and delicious flavor. A keeper!

buttermilk bread machine recipe sliced

If you try this recipe, please let me know your results by commenting below!

The next recipe I’m planning to try is Italian Bread for the bread machine from Biffy 62 on www.food.com.

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