Buttermilk Country White Bread Recipe
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5 from 7 votes

Country White Bread

A classic, simple, white bread recipe perfect as a side for dinner, or with a sandwich.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade white bread, how to make bread, the best homemade bread
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Julie Clark


  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 1/3 cups bread flour *
  • 2 tablespoons dry buttermilk **
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt


  • Pour the warm water (between 95-115 degrees) in a stand mixer bowl. Sprinkle the yeast on top of the water and wait about 5 minutes for the yeast to activate. Then add the rest of the ingredients to the mixing bowl. With the paddle attachment, mix the ingredients until they are just combined and completely moistened. Then take off the paddle attachment and replace it with the dough hook. Knead the bread on medium speed for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm space for about 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Punch the dough down.
  • Take the dough ball, form it into a loaf and put it in a greased loaf pan (I use a 9"x5" size). and let it rise again for about another 25 minutes.
  • Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.


The calories shown are based on the bread being cut into 10 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of bread. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg