I have come across a bread book that is too wonderful for words! The recipes make yumminess happen and they are pretty easy. Also if you goof a little because you are tired and nursing while making a loaf (or two) of bread (wink wink nudge nudge) the bread still comes out yummy and beautiful! Yay!
This recipe for Buttermilk Honey Bread comes from Beth Hensperger's "The Bread Bible". It's soft delicious and a double loaf yielder!
To make this bread you will need the following ingredients...
~3/4 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
~1 tablespoon (1 pkg) active dry yeast
~1 teaspoon sugar
~11/2 cups buttermilk, warmed just to take off the chill (I simply let mine sit at room temperature to get warm)
~2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
~3 tablespoons honey
~1 tablespoon salt
~6 to 61/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
~Rich Egg Glaze
-1 large egg yolk or 1 large egg at room temperature
-1 tablespoon milk or cream
1. Pour warm water in a bowl. Sprinkle yeast and sugar over the surface. Stir to combine and let stand at room temperature until foamy, about 10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl using a whisk (or fork if your whisk has been captured by the fairies) combine the buttermilk, butter, and yeast mixture. Add the salt and 2 cups of flour. Beat hard to combine.
Ok so I had to add this picture. My newly one year old bubby decided he was going to be like mommy and set up a work station for himself! Too cute for words!