I tried this recipe before we went wheat free. It was really great! Hubby said it was the best homemade bread he had ever had. I don’t have a bread machine but I did knead it in my Kitchen Aid mixer. I just dissolved the yeast and sugar in the warm water, added the margarine and added everything else with the flour last.
We toasted it in the toaster for breakfast and it was delicious! Enjoy!
I confess. I cheat. I use a bread machine to do the work. I bake the bread in my oven in a regular loaf pan, usually while I am making something else for our supper. The bread machine does all of the mixing and the rising and I take the credit. This recipe makes very good rolls too. I have even used it for buns…
Everything should be at room temperature.
Farm House Bread
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp. butter (margarine works fine)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. yeast
4 cups flour
Put the yeast in the bread machine first. Then add the liquids. Next, add the solid ingredients with the flour last. Push button and wait for a wonderful thing to happen. Dough forms.
After the first rise, remove the dough and form a loaf… Put it into a buttered pan and let rise again until double and bake at 375° for 25 minutes.
This makes the best toast. Honest! I like to make what my kids and husband calls skillet toast… Just butter the bread and toast it in a hot skillet…
Update with Questions Answered
Q. Can I leave it in the bread machine the entire time.
A. Yes, if your machine can hold that many cups of flour.
Q. Can use regular milk instead of buttermilk.
A. Yes, but buttermilk or sour milk tastes better. To sour milk add 1 Tbsp. vinegar to 1 cup of milk, let curdle and use.
Q. If I don’t have a bread machine how do I mix it.
A. With a hand, stand mixer or spoon. Just mix 1-2 cups of the flour first and beat for 2 minutes. Then mix in the rest of the flour. Kneed by hand. Let rise. Punch down. Let rise.