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Buttermilk Biscuit Bread

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 9×5 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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72 Responses to “Buttermilk Biscuit Bread”

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums — March 26, 2009 @ 5:07 am

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



  2. Erica — March 26, 2009 @ 5:13 am

    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 ….so I can make this yummy bread 😉

  3. VeggieGirl — March 26, 2009 @ 5:14 am

    I’ve only had buttermilk biscuits before, never a loaf – love it!!

  4. kat — March 26, 2009 @ 5:19 am

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

  5. lesley — March 26, 2009 @ 5:30 am

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

  6. Allie — March 26, 2009 @ 6:01 am

    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.

  7. Katherine Aucoin — March 26, 2009 @ 6:03 am

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

  8. Kristen616 — March 26, 2009 @ 6:25 am

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

  9. Netts Nook — March 26, 2009 @ 6:42 am

    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?

  10. Tracey — March 26, 2009 @ 6:43 am

    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!

  11. Maria — March 26, 2009 @ 6:49 am

    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!

  12. stephchows — March 26, 2009 @ 7:03 am

    Mmmmm the crumb looks so tender!!

  13. Dawn — March 26, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    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.

  14. Debbie — March 26, 2009 @ 7:07 am

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

  15. Lisa — March 26, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    Yum! It looks much moister than a biscuit too.

  16. Maria — March 26, 2009 @ 7:19 am

    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!

  17. Kelly — March 26, 2009 @ 7:22 am

    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.

  18. Maria — March 26, 2009 @ 7:27 am

    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!

  19. Elyse — March 26, 2009 @ 7:36 am

    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!

  20. Flourchild — March 26, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    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!!

  21. Bellini Valli — March 26, 2009 @ 7:53 am

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

  22. Emily — March 26, 2009 @ 7:59 am

    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.

  23. Mary — March 26, 2009 @ 8:24 am

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

  24. Arundathi — March 26, 2009 @ 8:24 am

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

  25. The Short (dis)Order Cook — March 26, 2009 @ 8:37 am

    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.

  26. ttfn300 — March 26, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    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!

  27. Maria — March 26, 2009 @ 8:47 am

    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!

  28. Cathy — March 26, 2009 @ 8:49 am

    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!

  29. Maria — March 26, 2009 @ 8:51 am

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

  30. Amy Beatty — March 26, 2009 @ 8:53 am

    Dang girl, that looks like heaven!

  31. Pearl — March 26, 2009 @ 9:26 am

    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 :)

  32. Monica H — March 26, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    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!

  33. Spryte — March 26, 2009 @ 10:07 am

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

  34. Bridgett — March 26, 2009 @ 10:30 am

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

  35. Theresa — March 26, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    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.

  36. Meghan — March 26, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    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 :)

  37. pinkstripes — March 26, 2009 @ 11:53 am

    What a yummy way to use up buttermilk.

  38. Culinary Wannabe — March 26, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

    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!

  39. Melissa — March 26, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

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

  40. Debinhawaii — March 26, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

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

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