Monday, May 30, 2011

Buttermilk Honey Bread

Hello!  Welcome to the blog for The Pioneer Cookbook: Recipes For Today’s Kitchen.  The cookbook will be in stores in the next couple of weeks and my publisher has encouraged me to share of few recipes from the book, like the following Buttermilk Honey Bread.
The Pioneer Cookbook (the book and this blog), will be filled with all kinds of pioneer history, food history, and delicious recipes that are derived from long ago food, with modern kitchen convenience.  Join me in a great journey and have fun in the kitchen!
Buttermilk Honey Bread

This is a traditional soft, white farm bread, perfect for slicing and making into sandwiches.

1 teaspoon active dry yeast
3 cups flour
1½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon sugar
1½ tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon butter (soft)
¾ cup barely warm buttermilk
3 ounces warm water

In a large mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk and water, then stir in the yeast until it is dissolved. Sprinkle the flour over the liquid. Make a well in the center of the flour and place the remaining ingredients in the well. With your hands, knead the mixture until it forms a dough. Cover it with a towel and let rise until it doubles in size (about 1 to 1½ hours). Lightly coat a bread pan with butter. Knead dough again, then form into a loaf. Place the dough into the prepared pan and cover with a towel. Let rise for 1 more hour, then bake at 375ºF for 30 to35 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and cooked throughout.

By Miriam Barton in promotion for The Pioneer Cookbook: Recipes For Today's Kitchen.

This recipe is being shared with the Hearth and Soul Hop, Take It From Me, Inspiring You To Save Wandering Wednesday, Mommy Only Has Two Hands Hump Day Hop, The King's Court IV What's Cooking Wednesday, This Chick Cooks, Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday, Little Brick Ranch, My Adventure In Mommyhood, KB and Whitesnakes Home Simply Delish


Lizzy said...

Your bread looks marvelous! I love the addition of buttermilk and honey...I need to try this :)

JJ said...

Miriam: Best of luck with the new book. I will be getting a copy as soon as it hits. This new site is terrific!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new book, Miriam. Look forward to following you here as well. Best wishes!

Miz Helen said...

That is beautiful bread. I can almost smell it coming out of the oven. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

That bread looks delicious. Love the cover of your new book. Congratulations on getting published. That is great.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

What a perfect bake, looks so soft and delicious.

Heavenly Savings said...

Cute Blog! I loved it so much I decided to follow! Happy Wednesday! I would love for you to stop by and check out my blog as well! If you like it you can follow back! Thanks! Hope to blog with you again soon!


J L Health 918-836-0565 said...

Homemade bread is one of those labor intensive projects that is worth every soon as you take the first bite! Looks great!

Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

sasha said...

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emily @ the happy home said...

hi! coming over from this chick cooks. this bread looks absolutely fab! i think honey needs to go on or in everything ;-)

fblife said...

wow! This looks great! Following you back!

Denise said...

Looks great I have a recipe that is very much like that one. Come check out my blog, The Bread Fairy.

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

Hey I host a blog hop and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here's the link :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Miriam,
Thanks for bringing your wonderful bread to share at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!

Miriam said...

Thank you all for your sweet and kind comments, please visit again soon. Miriam@The Pioneer Cookbook

Beauty and the Green said...

Bread is hands down my favorite food. I joined your blog because of this picture of your bread....oh my goodness, it looks so delicious! I am definitely going to try this. Thanks so much for sharing such great recipes!