4.5 from 2 reviews
Buttermilk and Honey Bread
Light and fluffy. Perfect for sandwiches.
Yield: 2 loaves
  • 2 packages (4½ tsp, ½oz, 14g) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup water (110-115°F)
  • 1½ cups buttermilk (110-115°F)
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 6 to 6½ cups bread flour
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  1. In large bowl, combine yeast, sugar and water; let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in buttermilk, oil and honey. Add 2 cups flour and salt. Using a dough whisk or wooden spoon, stir to combine. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough that is easy to handle.

  3. On lightly floured surface, turn out dough; knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Add more flour if necessary.

  4. Place dough in greased bowl. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  5. Grease two 9x5x2-inch loaf pans; set aside.

  6. Punch down dough and turn out on lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half, forming each half into smooth ball. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

  7. Shape into two loaves. Place in prepared pans. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  8. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake loaves 30 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.

  9. This recipe is featured at Once Upon A Loaf.
Buttermilk Honey Bread | Light and fluffy sandwich bread. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

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  1. Can you make this in a bread machine? Do you have the directions?

    • Hi Kia,
      Yes, if your bread machine can handle 6 – 6 1/2 cups of flour. Simply follow the directions on your bread machine for ingredient order and use the white bread setting.

      Happy baking!

    • I made half of the recipe and used my bread machine on dough cycle. Baked the bread in a 9×5 pan in the oven. Delicious bread! Really recommend this recipe.
      I used all-purpose flour because I was out of bread flour. I needed the full three and a half cups of flour.

  2. I’ve made this bread several times and it is wonderful!! It’s now our family staple.

  3. hi! can I sub AP Flour? thank you

    • Hi Christine,
      We do recommend bread flour for yeast breads. However, if you can find King Arthur All-Purpose Flour, that has a high protein content that is similar to bread flour. In a pinch, you can use other brand AP flour, keeping in mind that you may need less liquids (start with 1/4 cup less, and add back in as needed) and less kneading. (https://redstaryeast.com/yeast-baking-lessons/baking-steps-guide/)
      Happy baking!

  4. My go to sandwich bread. So good. The house smells so good

  5. so good and smells heavenly while baking

  6. Easy and delicious! Smells wonderful while it’s baking.

  7. I am new to bread making, and this is about the 4th bread I’ve made….and boy, it’s my favorite so far! Very tender and tastes soooooooo good! I highly recommend trying this one!

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