Buttermilk Sandwich Bread

Buttery, soft, delicious, and easy to make! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this Buttermilk Sandwich Bread is perfect for your morning toast, a delicious grilled cheese, or (of course) the very best sandwiches! Plus, I can guarantee after one bite of this, you’ll never want to buy another loaf of bread again. SO. GOOD.

buttermilk sandwich bread on a concrete board with two slices laying in front

About The Recipe

There is nothing more satisfying or, quite frankly, fun than making bread. There’s something almost therapeutic in it. Yes, it requires a lot little patience and time but I promise you the reward is more than enough.

So, whether you’re an amateur baker or someone who’s been doing this their entire life, this recipe is for you. It only requires a bowl, your hands, a container, and a pan to bake it in!

And who would’ve thought something so simple could taste so amazing? I’m literally eating at least two sandwiches everyday.

I have zero shame about it.

Plus, we do have a lot of bread in our house right now and I mean a LOT. So, two sandwiches everyday isn’t really helping with our abundance of bread. I think it might actually start spilling out the doors and windows if we aren’t careful.

Thankfully, it all keeps for long time in the freezer!

buttermilk sandwich bread on a concrete board with a white naokin

But, why do you guys have so much bread?

Ah, great question! The truthful answer is because we wanted to get this recipe right. We went through trial and error to make sure no speciality equipment was needed to make this recipe because in times like these, everyone should be able to make whatever they want to make. Regardless of what tools they have and don’t have.

So, lots and LOTS of bread. We finally perfected it to a recipe that comes out every time and is absolutely delicious down to the last bite.

Bread doesn’t have to be a distant want anymore. This loaf is great for all skill levels and, on top of that, it also just makes your house smell amazing! Totally a win-win situation.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Bread Flour
  • Instant Yeast
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Buttermilk
  • Egg
ingredients for buttermilk sandwich bread on a marble counter

Instructions

Add flour, sugar, yeast, and salt to a medium sized bowl and whisk together. Make sure to add the salt and yeast on opposite sides of the bowl!

Now, add the wet ingredients and combine well until the egg and butter are properly worked through. Transfer to a greased container, cover, and let it rest for half an hour.

Now, uncover the dough and fold it in half like an envelope. Then fold it to the right, fold upwards in half, and fold to the left. Cover and let this rest for thirty more minutes.

Now, you’re going to repeat this step three more times. The photos below are really there to help you see how the dough changes over the course of this time.

Fold in downwards half, to the left, to the right, and upwards in half. Cover again and let rest for 30 more minutes.

Uncover the dough and repeat the steps above. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes again.

Last time! Repeat all the folding steps above.

Now, let the dough rest until it had doubled in bulk. Depending on temperatures, may take a few hours or longer.

dough in a dough rising bucket

Once the dough had doubled, turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out into a smooth oblong shape.

Carefully scoop up the dough and place into a greased loaf pan. Gently press down and let the dough fill the entire space of the pan. Cover and let rest until it has doubled in bulk.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. It should have a beautiful golden brown color and be pulling away from the pan.

buttermilk sandwich bread in a loaf pan on a cooling rack with a grey napkin

Turn out of the pan and let cool!

What To Make With Sandwich Bread

Yes, I know this might sound a little silly because the answer is obvious. Sandwiches. But, here is a small list of things you might’ve not thought of!

  • Grilled Cheese
  • French Toast
  • Bread Pudding
  • Croutons
  • Cheese Toast
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Casseroles

These are also great ways to use up older bread! 🍞

bread loaf on a marble counter with three slices laid out in front

How To Store

The great thing about this bread is that storing is so easy. Once the bread has cooled, you can store it in a large plastic bag and use a twist-tie to tighten it. You can leave it out on the counter for a few days, but I really recommend putting it in the fridge. It keeps much longer this way!

bread in a plastic bag on a marble counter

You can also store it in a freezer safe bag and keep in the freezer.

Expert Tips

  • When the bread is done, it should have a hollow sound when thumped.
  • Make sure that the melted butter is close to room temperature when you add it to the dough. If it’s too hot, introducing it to the cooler ingredients might cause it to solidify.
  • The egg and buttermilk should be room temperature.
  • Don’t skip turning the dough!
  • Make sure the yeast and salt are added to opposite sides of the bowl.

When you make this Buttermilk Sandwich Bread, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

buttermilk sandwich bread on a concrete board with two slices laying in front

Buttermilk Sandwich Bread

Traci
Buttery, easy to make, and SO GOOD. This Buttermilk Sandwich Bread is the perfect compliment to all your favorite sandwiches.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Additional Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 ⅝ cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  • Spray a 4 quart container with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large glass bowl, combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar.
  • Add butter, buttermilk, and egg,
  • Mix together and continue to work until ingredients are evenly distributed and you have a soft dough.
  • Place in prepared container. Cover.
  • Turn 4 times at 30 minute intervals.
  • Leave alone to rise until doubled in bulk.
  • While dough is rising, spray a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface.
  • Form into an oblong shape.
  • Place in loaf pan.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until done. (You may need to cover with foil after 15 minutes.)

Notes

  • When the bread is done, it should have a hollow sound when thumped.
  • Make sure that the melted butter is close to room temperature when you add it to the dough. If it's too hot, introducing it to the cooler ingredients might cause it to solidify.
  • The egg and buttermilk should be room temperature.
  • Don't skip turning the dough!
  • Make sure the yeast and salt are added to opposite sides of the bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 340mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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