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Two Peas and Their Pod: Buttermilk Biscuit Bread

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Buttermilk Biscuit Bread

Once again I needed to use up some buttermilk. I don't know why I always buy so much and wait until the last minute, but it always happens. Oh well, I am glad because then it forces me to bake and try new recipes.

This time I tried a Buttermilk Biscuit Bread. It was a simple recipe and all of the ingredients are probably in your kitchen already. If you don't have a buttermilk obsession like me and don't have any on hand, you can add lemon juice or vinegar to regular milk and use that.

The bread was moist, with a nice crumb. It also tasted like a biscuit, but in a loaf form. We sampled it fresh out of the oven and it was good, but I think it was even better the next day. Odd, but true! Josh enjoyed toasting it for breakfast with homemade strawberry jam.

Buttermilk Biscuit Bread

(Printable Recipe)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.

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Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An interesting bread! It looks really scrumptious and wonderfully fluffy!



5:07 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Sounds awesome. Book marking!!! I think we all always have buttermilk because they don't sell small enough containers! Who needs all that buttermilk? I do I can make this yummy bread ;)

5:13 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I've only had buttermilk biscuits before, never a loaf - love it!!

5:14 AM  
Blogger kat said...

I always have buttermilk on hand since our favorite sandwich bread is the Buttermilk Bread in AB5D

5:19 AM  
Blogger The Purple Carrot said...

Yum, that would definitely be perfect with homemade jam!!

5:30 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

OMG this is the best idea ever! Now I won't look like a pig eating 3 or 4 biscuits I can have it sliced. I love how well it held together.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

What a clever idea! This looks so good! I bet it makes your house smeel wonderful while it is baking.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Kristen616 said...

Oh my goodness this looks so good! A biscuit in bread form?! Heaven! I'll have to try this soon!

6:25 AM  
Blogger Netts Nook said...

Maria Biscuit Bread looks great I love biscuits can't wait to make it. Do you think it would be the same with buttermilk powder?

6:42 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I always have buttermilk I'm trying to find a use for before it goes bad. Thanks for another idea on what to do with it!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Erica-I really should stop buying it but it always ends up in the cart!

Kat-I haven't tried their buttermilk recipe. Thanks for the recommendation!

Netts Nook-I have never used buttermilk powder so I am not sure, sorry!

6:49 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Mmmmm the crumb looks so tender!!

7:03 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

I thought I was the only buttermilk lover around here. I must use the stuff in everything! Have you ever tried creamy salad dressing? Yum
I love buttermilk bread. Next time if you're up for the challenge, put some grated cheese in there and a couple dashes of hot sauce, seriously.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

That would be just great drizzled with some honey!!! Wow!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Yum! It looks much moister than a biscuit too.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Dawn-I love the way you think. I will for sure try to jazz this loaf up with cheese and hot sauce. Josh will love it.

Debbie-Yes, honey is the perfect topping!

Lisa-I liked the texture and it was better the day after baking it!

7:19 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

What an interesting recipe! I would never have thought of biscuit bread. How long does it keep? I know biscuits have a short shelf life, but this might be different.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Kelly-I think this bread got better the day after it was baked. Just make sure to wrap it up well and it will be good for a couple of days!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Elyse said...

Maria! This looks totally fabulous. I love the idea of a biscuit bread. What a clever idea! I, too, have some buttermilk that badly needs using (wow, that can't be a very gramatically correct sentence). Anyway, I totally want to make this bread; it looks delicious! Plus, I can't believe it taste better the next day--that never happens with biscuits. How frickin awesome!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

I love buttermilk and this recipe looks fantastic! My best friend would love this one..she drinks buttermilk straight from the carton..yikes..I don't like it that much!!

7:47 AM  
Blogger Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

This just looks so good. I can imagine a piece right now...slathered in butter of course:D

7:53 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

oh my goodness. I tried your dad's cinnamon rolls so good. Thanks for sharing that one. We loved them. I tried the potato pancake the other day, but it did not turn out very well. I am not good at potato stuff anyways.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

This is a great way to use up extra buttermilk. Have you tried buttermilk powder which you can reconstitute as needed?

8:24 AM  
Blogger Arundathi said...

Really looks soft and incredible. What a cool idea. Bookmarked. Thanks.

8:24 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Yum. I love biscuits and so does my husband (I'm sure I said that 100 times or so) and I think between the two of us we could gobble up this entire loaf in one sitting.

I always have that buttermilk problem too. I wish they would sell the stuff by the pint.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i do the same thing with buttermilk!!! you can freeze it for later use in baking. but this is one to keep in mind :) i made a buttermilk panna cotta that was just delightful, and i'm sure you could make it with agar agar if you wanted!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Mary-I will have to try the powder.

ttfn300-I will have to freeze it, great idea. And I really want to make that panna cotta!! Looks so good!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Two cups buttermilk -- you are totally hooking me up, my friend. This looks fabulous -- and better the next day is always a plus, because we can't always eat things fast enough! I think my entire gang will enjoy this!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Cathy-This one was all about you! I hope this takes care of your buttermilk problem!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

Dang girl, that looks like heaven!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Pearl said...

I have the buttermilk powder sitting in my pantry... I wonder how that'd work with the buttermilk biscuit bread! I think a biscuit in loaf form sounds so soft and fluffy and mm :)

9:26 AM  
Blogger Monica H said...

I bet it would be good toasted with jam. That's the problem with biscuits, they're not usually that great the next day and sometimes when you reheat them, they dry out. This looks great!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Spryte said...

I always end up with extra buttermilk too!! I'll have to keep this recipe handy!

10:07 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

I love the idea of a biscuit in the form of a whole loaf! It looks perfect.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Great idea of a loaf form. I will have to try. Why don't they sell a smaller container of buttermilk. I always subsititute and make my own with lemon juice and milk for that very reason.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

So glad you posted this! I have some extra buttermilk now and I hate to waste it. Your bread really does look like a big delicious biscuit :)

10:48 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

What a yummy way to use up buttermilk.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

What a neat idea! I love biscuits sooo much, but hate having to wait for them to be made and baked in the mornings, so the fact that this was even better the next day is awesome!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It looks delicious! I bet it would be great with some homemade apple butter too!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Deb in Hawaii said...

What a great bread. I love the fact it is like a biscuit. And with strawberry jam...oh my!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Marthe said...

That's some nice looking bread!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Not Another Omnivore said...

Spoon rests are awesome! I recommend them. I can keep mine right on the stove, like most people, but the boyfriend has a super old stove and the real flames will melt plastic things melting right next to them so he has to keep his on the counter.

Oh, and yesterday's cookies look amazing!


3:25 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

That does sound like t would be delicious with homemade jam!! Or softened butter!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Katie M. said...

truly looks so light and soft! I too, would have to eat it with strawberry jam. HMM!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

biscuit bread?! are you kidding me?!! i want a loaf right now!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I've been trying to figure out what to do with my leftover buttermilk in the fridge. This bread looks great - thanks for the idea!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Jacque said...

Mmm, I'm all over that toasted bread with jelly. Sounds delish!

6:12 PM  
Blogger The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Biscuit bread? I never thought of that before, sounds deliciously dangerous...

6:13 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

A bread that's a biscuit! I love it. I bet it toasts up nice.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

That's a HUGE loaf of bread! Looks wonderful...especially with a little butter of jam on top.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yum! This looks wonderful!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

darn, wish we were going to see you guys this weekend! and omg, this bread looks tasty. bookmarked!

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this bread sounds really good! Wish I could have some right now!

8:23 PM  
Blogger A_and_N said...

Looks so good! Love the recipe.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

This is great--I always have extra buttermilk, too! (I think it's because all of my recipes only call for like a cup at a time.) I imagine this would be awesome toasted with some jam or honey.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Cristine said...

What a fantastic idea!!! I have some buttermilk in the fridge. I think I know what I'll be baking tomorrow morning!

1:30 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Fabulous! I love quick breads and I love buttermilk biscuits, so this two-treats-in-one loaf is perfect. It looks really delicious!

2:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting... but not only does this sound yummy but buttermilk...and in a loaf but a biscuit... what fusion of love and food..

9:23 PM  
Blogger Maris said...

For whatever reason, I don't think I've ever used a full container of buttermilk! Must get on that!

8:47 AM  
Blogger grace said...

buttermilk biscuits rock. loaf form sounds even better, and you're right--the crumb is fantastic! thanks for sharing this, maria!!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

This looks and sounds delish, especially toasted with jam. Yum!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

I love buttermilk biscuits. I will have to try this one. Looks delicious!

6:53 AM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

Love the look and sound of this bread. The sponge looks so fluffy and moist!


8:49 AM  
Blogger Sonya said...

I made it this morning and it turned out great. I used mini loaf pans wich made 6 of them. We all loved it. Thanks for a great recipe!

9:37 AM  

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