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ButterMilk Whole Wheat Loaf

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Bread

This  buttermilk loaf  is  made  with mostly whole  wheat  flout. It is  soft   like  white bread  but  much more  delicious.    Butter milk adds  to the  taste and texture   as  well.  

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 1 Loaf
Author Syama

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 C Bread/All Purpose Flour Unbleached
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 C Buttermilk Low fat
  • 1/2 C Water
  • 2 Tsp Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Butter - 1 Tbsp Unsalted (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring the buttermilk and butter (if using) to room temperature . Warm the water to 100 - 110 °F , or just warm to touch . Mix the flours and salt in a large mixing bowl .Make a well in the center and add the honey , yeast and 1/4 C water .Give a a gentle stir and keep aside for 10 minutes to activate the yeast .
  2. Mix everything together using a spatula / wooden spoon while adding the 1C buttermilk . If the dough is too dry and difficult to stir add the remaining water by tablespoons , just enough to keep stirring . Once all flour is mixed in cover and let the dough rest for 20 minutes .
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured kneading surface and gently knead for 10 minutes . Add the softened butter to the dough and knead it in . If dough is too wet even after a few minutes of kneading add a little more flour, 1 Tbsp at a time .
  4. Lightly oil a medium bowl and transfer the dough to it . Coat the top with a little oil , Cover with a plastic wrap or damp kitchen towel and let rise till doubled , about 60 to 90 minutes .
  5. Punch down the dough , knead a few times in the pan and shape into a log . Lightly spray the loaf pan , and transfer the dough to it . Cover with a plastic wrap or damp kitchen towel and let rise until doubled , about 30 to 45 minutes .
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) . Transfer the dough to the middle rack . Reduce the temperature to 350°F(175°C) and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until done .
  7. Cool in pan for 10 minutes . Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing.