Baking bread is truly my favorite thing to do. Regardless of how many loaves of bread I bake, I always feel like a magician when I pull the freshly baked bread from the oven. Rightly so, there IS something magical about baking, and I feel a connection to times that have passed and the people who aren’t here anymore that influenced my experiences in the kitchen.
There is one secret ingredient in nearly every bread recipe I bake.
The texture of these Buttermilk Loaves is simply divine. The acidity in the buttermilk yields a softer crumb in any loaf of bread it is an ingredient of. Also, this is the perfect beginner recipe because this dough is so easy to work with.
Buttermilk is a staple in my kitchen, right up there with eggs and butter. I always have it and use it in most everything I bake! I even use it in pie crust, when I haven’t used it all baking bread. Try it for yourself and taste, and feel the difference. I purchase AE Dairy buttermilk in the little green carton at my local grocery store. Sometimes I splurge for the big carton… it always gets used up. The texture is so smooth beautiful and really makes my bread better. Looking at the texture of the buttermilk, you wouldn’t guess, but it truly only contains 1% milkfat. This is a great base and building block for a healthful loaf of bread.
What will I do with these loaves? I’m already thinking of BLT’s (I need some T’s though) this summer, this bread is great grilled, toasted or even just straight up, slathered with butter and jam. There is no substitute for homemade bread. Next to the delicious things you can do with it, there’s no candle or wax warmer that will even come close to perfuming your home with more desirable aromas!
Comfort food is the best food.
When my children are not feeling well, they always ask for these basic loaves of bread. How can I resist? These loaves rival chicken noodle soup for the ultimate comfort food in our house.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AE Dairy via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.