Buttermilk Bread

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 159


1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons margarine or butter softened
3 tablespoons honey
3 1/4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast


Make 1 Pound Recipe with bread machines that use at least 2 cups flour, or make 1 1/2 Pound Recipe with bread machines that use at least 3 cups flour.

Measure carefully, placing all ingredients in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

Select Basic/White cycle. Use Medium or Light crust color. Do not use delay cycles. Remove baked bread from pan, and cool on wire rack.

1 slice: 205 calories (30 calories from fat) 4g fat (1g saturated) 5mg cholesterol 400mg sodium 38g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber) 6g protein.

If your bread machine has a 2-pound vertical pan, the loaf will be short, but still will have good texture and flavor. If your bread machine has a horizontal pan, however, there isn't enough dough to make a good loaf of baked bread.

Surprised to see baking soda in yeast bread? Baking soda works beautifully in this recipe because there are two mildly acidic ingredients-buttermilk and honey. The results give you pleasant-tasting bread.

Sandwich Board
Here's a tasty Olive Walnut Spread to serve with this bread. Mix a 3-ounce package of softened cream cheese with 2 tablespoons milk until it is smooth and creamy, Stir in ½ cup finely chopped walnuts and ¼ cup finely chopped pimiento-stuffed olives. This makes about 1 cup of spread, so cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

From "Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook, The Goodness of Homemade Bread the Easy Way." Text Copyright 1999 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 159
Calories from Fat: 27

This Buttermilk Bread recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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