This bread is so delicious! I used salted butter, not margarine for this recipe. I warmed the butter and buttermilk together and added it to the yeast that was proofing in the warm water. Instead of white sugar, I used a 1/2 cup of pure honey. I let it sit a few minutes more while I mixed the dry ingredients together. I used about 1 1/2 tsp of salt since there was already salted butter. Once I mixed everything together by hand, it took the bread an hour to rise up. I halved the dough into 2 loaves. I placed them each into two greased (buttered) loaf pans. It rose again about half hour later. I then brushed the top of the bread with, "Honey Butter," from this website. The smell of the bread baking was so heavenly! They both baked right up in the pans with a nice golden brown color on top. The top of the bread is crusty and has a nice sweet crispness to it. I thought the buttermilk might leave that bit of "sour tang" in the bread but it did not. Instead I could smell and taste the buttermilk as well as the honey...Mmmm. The bread is just so moist and sweet especially when eaten warm. The inside texture is so soft I could eat it plain with no butter. My family requested that I make a honey butter to spread all over their bread. It was worth making this bread. This exceeded my expectations and we all loved it! I served this with, "Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup I," from this site.
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This bread is so delicious! I used salted butter, not margarine for this recipe. I warmed the...