Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Buttermilk Quick (I mean really quick) Bread

I read a bunch of blogs, but one of my very favorites is Hello from the Natos.

She is hilarious and totally Gospel centered and encouraging in her transparency.  

Plus, every now and then she posts amazing recipes like the one I'm sharing with you now!

This delicious bread takes just minutes to whip up and uses really normal ingredients.

Buttermilk Quick Bread 
from The Kitchn via Jami Nato

2 cups of flour (I used 1 cup of all purpose and 1 cup of white whole wheat)
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1 teaspoon salt

On a random side note, when I make a recipe that has baking soda, baking powder, and salt in it, I think to myself, "The Big Three."

There IS a reason why "quirky" is in the name of this blog :)

Anyway, whisk your dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, stir together...
1 cup buttermilk (you can make an easy substitute by putting 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in a one cup measuring cup and fill the rest with regular milk.  Stir and wait 5 minutes)
1 egg
1/4 cup melted butter or oil

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir.

Now, don't stir like crazy and get it smooth...you want it to be a little lumpy and, well, shaggy.

Put the dough into a 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan that you have sprayed with nonstick spray.

Be sure to send the dough to all the corners like a kid who needs a time out...or something like that.

Bake it at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until it is golden on top and you put a tooth pick in and it comes out clean.

Resist the urge to pop it out of the pan right away.  Let it rest in the pan for 15 minutes.

Slice and enjoy!

I served this with soup, but it would be good with salad or on its own!  You could easily stir in some shredded cheese or herbs.  I think it would be good with herbed butter or even honey on it, too.

But not honey with the herbed butter.  Not good.

This could be the best 5 culinary minutes of your day!

Have a great one!


  1. This was way too funny! Any bread that doesn't need to rise is a bread for me!

    1. We're looking forward to seeing you guys this weekend!