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Honey Buttermilk Bread Recipe Yummy


ingredients 

1 envelope yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup warm water
pinch of ginger-helps activate the yeast -
3 cups warm buttermilk
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup butter melted and cooled so that it is warm to the touch but not hot
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
5 cups white bread flour

directions 

mix the ginger sugar yeast and water and set aside for five minutes
mix buttermilk honey salt baking soda in with the yeast mixture
add three cups of flour and mix until smooth on an electric mixer it is about 10 minutes on low speed
mix in butter until it is totally incorporated into batter
now begin to add the rest of the flour one cup at a time keeping mixer on low speed
when dough pulls from the sides of the bowl remove it from the mixer to a floured surface and knead until elastic and smooth
place in greased bowl turn to grease the top cover and allow to rise for 1 1/3 hours
punch down and form into two loaves place in greased loaf pans and grease tops
cover and allow to rise for 40 minutes
preheat oven to 500F bake for 35 minutes covering tops with foil if they brown too fast
remove loaves from oven and brush with melted butter
allow to cool in pans for 15 minutes
turn out and cool completely on a rack cover the loaves if you want soft crusts

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