Great Buttermilk Breads

Buttermilk is the liquid left over after churning milk into butter. The liquid, when added to bread recipes, gives the bread a rich, buttery flavor that just can't be beat.

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    Buttermilk Bread Recipe

    Buttermilk bread, sliced in half
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    This is the most basic of the buttermilk bread recipes. If you've never tasted or tried buttermilk bread before, start with this easy recipe.

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    Irish Soda Bread

    Irish Soda Bread

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni 

    Irish soda bread is a famous and classic quick bread that relies on buttermilk and baking soda. This easy recipe uses a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat flours along with dried currants.

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    Sweet Potato Buns

    Sweet Potato Buns

    The Spruce Eats / Pete Scherer

    For an interesting twist, try sweet potato buns. Buttermilk and a single sweet potato are the key ingredients, while honey makes them a little sweeter. Perfect dinner buns for autumn, they also make tasty little sandwiches.

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    Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

    These easy drop biscuits are great when served with a chicken dinner. Leftovers can be reheated in the morning and served with jelly or jam for breakfast.