Sandwich Bread with Buttermilk

Toastbrot mit Buttermilch

Finally another bread recipe on my blog! If you have been following for a while, you may know that our entire bread is baked by my husband. He has become quite an expert and for that reason I rarely ever post recipes even though we do eat our fair share, simply because my policy is that it is me who needs to have tried the recipe so that I can answer any questions you may have and be sure that it was successful. But this time I had a reason, I wanted to make French toast, I love French toast and thought I might give this sandwhich bread a try, it seemed simple enough.

Toastbrot mit ButtermilchThis buttermilk bread has a soft center, yet crunchy outside. It will stay moist for a few days, but you can also use it for French toast. I like to make breads with small amounts of yeast overnight. I feel that letting it rise overnight yields a more flavorful result. Also, I don’t like the overpowering taste of yeast in my bread, so I rather have a bit more patience and do it slowly overnight. You will be surprised as to how little yeast you actually need to make a super delicious bread. I was a little nervous when I handed over the first piece to my husband. He is extremely critical when it comes to bread. But he graciously gave his seal of approval, so yay to this yummy sandwhich or toast bread!

Toastbrot mit ButtermilchWhat I like best about this bread is that you will knead it for 5 minutes and then it is basically waiting. Well, you will kead it briefly two more times, but other than that you just need to wait. That’s the beauty of bread, it does not require a lot of skills, it only asks you to be patient. Isn’t that cool? For me bread is such a staple, I am super German in the sense that I love proper bread. And believe me, nothing beats homemade bread witha few ingredients, it such is the best! Please let me know if you would also be interested in a recipe for French toast, which I also made with this bread.

Credit: Brot und Wein (in German)

Soft Sandwich Bread with Buttermilk

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Serves: One loaf of bread
Prep Time: 15min Cooking Time: 35min Total Time: 12 hours

This soft sandwich bread with buttermilk is prepared the night before and gets its special flavor from rising overnight.

Ingredients

  • 20 grams of butter
  • 245 grams of buttermilk
  • 5 grams of salt
  • 10 grams of sugar
  • 310 grams of bread flour
  • 1 gram (yes, only 1) of active-dry yeast

Instructions

1

Melt the butter. Combine all remaining ingredients in a large kneading bowl. Knead on low for about 5 minutes. Incorporate the slightly cooled-off butter in between. the dough is going to be fairly wet and sticky. Try your best to form into a ball without adding flour. Cover with a damp towel and let rise for about an hour. Then knead on a slightly floured surface to add fresh oxygen and let rise for another hour. Knead again briefly and oil a bread pan. Place inside, shaped into a log and cover with a damp towel. Let sit in the fridge overnight.

2

The next day it should have doubled in volume. Let it rise until it almost touches the rim, I placed mine in the oven for two hours at 30 degrees. Depending on the environment, this may be faster or shorter.

3

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius and place an oven-proof bowl on the bottom of the oven filled with water. Bake the bread for about 10 minutes, then take out the bowl and reduce the temperature to 180. Bake for another 25 minutes. Depending on your oven you may need a little longer. Carefully release from bread pan after about 10 minutes and let cool completely on a cooling rack. I like a slice best slightly warm with some fresh butter, yum!

Toastbrot mit Buttermilch

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Brotwein
    Tuesday June 22nd, 2021 at 12:13 PM

    Liebe Jenny,
    da hast Du Dir DEN Klassiker aus meinem Blog herausgesucht! Wir lieben es auch sehr. Ich freue mich, dass alles gut geklappt hat und es Euch geschmeckt hat.
    So langsam kehrt bei mir wieder etwas Ordnung ein, so dass ich endlich zum Kommentieren kommen. Ein Treffen im Biergarten wäre sicher toll.
    Lieben Gruß Sylvia

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Tuesday June 22nd, 2021 at 12:18 PM

      Eine super Idee!

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