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Sandwich loaf with real buttermilk

janij's picture

Sandwich loaf with real buttermilk

Today I needed to make regular sandwich bread for lunch for the kids.  On Sunday I made butter and kept about a quart of the buttermilk left over from making butter.  Not the cultured kind.  Luckily I remembered I had it and used it instead of water in my regular recipe.  This bread smells absolutely fantastic.  I don't know if it is the little bit of butter that was left in the buttermilk, or the buttermilk.  But I may have a keeper!


1 1/2 c buttermilk

1 t yeast

1/2 t salt

2 T sugar

1/2 c oats

1 c whole what flour

2+ c white flour

I heated the buttermilk just so it wasn't really cold.  I soaked the oats for about 30 minutes in the buttermilk.  Mixed in yeast, salt, sugar and whole wheat flour.  Next mixed in enough white to make a soft sanwhich dough.  Kneaded about 3 minutes, folded.  Let rest about 30 minutes, folded again and let rise.  Panned, let rise again and baked at 400 for 40 minutes.

Gailzr's picture

Looks beautiful!  I make my butter as well from our own dairy cow.  Always looking for uses with all the buttermilk. I'll try this next week.  Thank you!


Syd's picture

Your loaf looks lovely and I bet it tasted fantastic.  Making your own butter:  I am envious.:)

All the best,


janij's picture

Thanks Gail and Syd.  Gail I have read you can make a soft cheese out of the left over buttermilk as well but have never tried it.  Making the butter is the easy part.  It is milking the cow that is more interesting. :)