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Butter Bread Recipe

It’s time to break out the butter, because we have some baking recipes that will blow your mind!

We are going to start off with the very popular buttermilk biscuit recipe.

How Much Butter Do You Need For This Recipe?

You can use any kind of unsalted butter in this recipe, including salted butter.

You just want to make sure it has no additives such as hydrogenated oils or trans fats.

  • 1 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold water, plus more if needed

The first step is to melt the butter over medium heat until it becomes liquid.

Once it becomes liquid, set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, salt, and sugar).

Add the cold water and stir until completely combined into dough.

If necessary, add additional water 1 tablespoon at a time to create a soft dough.

Once the dough comes together, roll it out on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin.

Cut out biscuits with a 2 inch round cutter.

Place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

They should be golden brown and crispy around the edges.

Now let’s get down to business…

How Much Bread Flour Do You Need For This Recipe?

You can use all-purpose white flour in place of bread flour if you wish.

But since it has less gluten than bread flour, its texture won’t be quite as delicate.

If you don’t have bread flour on hand, then just substitute 1 cup of all-purpose flour instead.

Bread flour is available at most grocery stores (it’s usually located near the other flours).

You can also order it online through Amazon or from King Arthur Flour.

The amount of bread flour needed depends on how thick your biscuits should be when they come out of the oven.

Since these are small, thin biscuits, I would suggest using about 2 cups of bread flour.

How Much Milk Do You Need For This Recipe?

This recipe calls for 2 cups of buttermilk.

Buttermilk can be made at home by adding 1 tablespoon vinegar (white wine works best) to 3/4 cup of whole milk.

Let it sit for 10 minutes before using.

You could also use store bought buttermilk if you prefer.

Buttermilk biscuits are so versatile.

They can be served alongside any meal or even eaten on their own as an afternoon treat.

The secret to good biscuits is to beat them until they are light and airy – just like these homemade buttermilk biscuits.

How Much Sugar Do You Need For This Recipe?

The amount of sugar in this recipe depends on how sweet you want it to be.

If you like sweeter biscuits, then add more sugar.

If you prefer less sweetness, reduce the amount of sugar added.

This is also one of those recipes where you can get away with adding too little sugar, since the flavor from the egg yolks will counter any bitterness from the milk powder.

In other words, if you don’t think you put enough sugar into the mix, just taste a bit of dough after mixing it together.

You might find that there needs to be more than what the recipe calls for.

So, for these particular biscuits, I would recommend using 2 tablespoons (30 grams) of granulated white sugar per cup (240 milliliters).

However, feel free to adjust based on personal preference.

How Much Salt Do You Need For This Recipe?

To make sure that everything in our recipe turns out just right, it’s important to add enough salt to season the dough correctly.

We recommend using sea salt instead of table salt, which can be too salty.

You want about 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt per tablespoon of flour.

If you don’t like the taste of sea salt, you could always use regular table salt, but then adjust the amount accordingly.

If you prefer not to use any added salt at all, feel free to skip this step entirely.

How Much Yeast Do You Need For This Recipe?


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (I used King Arthur)
  • ½ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk

How Long Does It Take To Make This Recipe?

This recipe takes about 15 minutes of hands-on prep work before you can begin baking the biscuits.

The rest of the process should only require 10 minutes of active cooking time if you keep an eye on the oven so everything bakes evenly.

When you first mix up the dry ingredients, they must be at room temperature so don’t overdo it – leave them sitting in the fridge overnight would probably suffice.

If you forget to let the dough chill down, just add another minute or two to the total cook time when you preheat the oven.

What Temperature Do You Need To Bake This Recipe?

The traditional oven temperature for biscuits is 450° F (232° C).

But what if you don’t want to go through all of that trouble?

If you can find an electric skillet that has a light-colored knob on top, you can use that instead by setting it at 400ºF (204ºC) for six minutes per side.

If not, you could also just set your oven to 350ºF (177ºC) and watch closely until they turn golden brown – about eight minutes total for two batches of these biscuits.

How Many Servings Does This Recipe Make?

This recipe makes enough biscuits so that each person can get one (or two) per serving.

So if there are five people in your family then this would serve eight people.

Can This Recipe Be Doubled?

Yes, you can double this recipe without any problems at all.

You just need to increase the ingredients by 50% so there isn’t much of an issue doubling it up.

  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 5 cups whole milk

Note: If you want to use half sour cream and half buttermilk instead of regular milk then go ahead and do that as well.

Butter Bread Recipe

It’s time to break out the butter, because we have some baking recipes that will blow your mind! We are going to start off with the very popular buttermilk biscuit recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter Bread Recipe
Servings: 3
Calories: 1176kcal


  • The Oven


  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • 2 cups milk, 5 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 tablespoon instant yeast should all be combined in a stand mixer’s big bowl. To make a dough, combine the ingredients and, if necessary, add an additional 1/2 cup of flour. Three minutes of low-speed kneading with the dough hook is required.
  • Add 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter and continue mixing with a dough hook until the dough is elastic and the butter is completely mixed.
  • Let the dough rise in a basin covered with plastic wrap for at least 90 minutes. It ought to grow by twofold.
  • On a surface dusted with flour or using parchment paper, divide the dough in half and form each half into a loaf of bread. Put the seam side down into an 8-inch loaf pan that has been lightly oiled. Give the dough another two hours to rise under cover. The loaves need to seem puffed.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and uncover the loaves.
  • The loaves should bake for 30 minutes. When you tap them on the bottom, they ought to sound hollow and have a golden brown appearance. They can cool on a wire rack.



Calories: 1176kcal | Carbohydrates: 192g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1622mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 963IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 11mg
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