Buckwheat Buttermilk Bread

by Kiran on June 20, 2014 · 12 comments

in Baking, bread

I freaking love SCIENCE!! And BIG BANG THEORY reruns 🙂

Just mentioning “Sheldon Cooper” has me chuckling so hard, it hurts.

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Chuckles aside, testing this bread recipe proved to be a huge challenge. To start, its no laughing matter when batter goes to waste, sunken bread or failure at proofing bread.

Gah. Science is a huge head scratcher. But as soon as everything comes together as a delicious loaf, its feels as if I’ve solve a mystery in the science world.

With a pat on the back, time to make a snack. Well, you’d need to snack while watching all the reruns, right? 😉

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  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1.5 cups of whole wheat pasty flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 package (2+1/4 tsp) of dry active yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup buttermilk, warmed
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  1. Sift the flours and salt into a huge bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup of water between 105 to 115F in order to successful proof the yeast. Stir in yeast, sugar and set aside for 5 minutes to allow to bubble.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until frothy.
  4. Combined proofed years and frothy eggs with warmed buttermilk. Stir to combine.
  5. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until a smooth and thick batter is achieved.
  6. Lightly grease a loaf pan. Transfer the thick bread batter into greased loaf pan. Tap pan to remove any air bubbles. Cover pan with a damp kitchen towel and place the loaf pan in a warm oven to allow batter to rise (double in size) for at least an hour.
  7. Carefully remove proofed bread from the oven. Preheat oven to 350F.
  8. Bake bread batter for 25 minutes. Remove loaf pan from oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes before removing loaf from pan to completely cool on a cooling rack.
  9. Slice and store in a cool dry place. This bread has a very short shelf life but freezes beautifully.


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Have a great and delicious weekend, friends. And good luck in your scientific discoveries 🙂

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1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 20, 2014 at 6:36 PM

There’s nothing more satisfying than the perfect loaf of bread!
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2 Kiran June 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Laura — oh yes!


3 Rosa June 20, 2014 at 7:08 PM

A wonderful loaf of bread! This combination of ingredients uis perfect. I love buckwheat flour…




4 Kiran June 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Thanks Rosa! I’m loving all this different flours out there 🙂


5 Alice June 21, 2014 at 12:35 AM

I happen to love both the Big Bang Theory & banana bread, so you and I are twin souls in this! Cooking is the best & the tastiest science by far. Love the use of the buckwheat too. Looks delicious as always!
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6 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ June 21, 2014 at 5:32 PM

A Big Bang Theory episode and a slice of this bread for me now, please!
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7 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Nothing beats the homemade bread! This looks wholesome.
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8 Shashi @ RunninSrilankan(dot)com June 22, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Such a gorgeous load of bread – I haven’t used buckwheat flour before – Iam so intrigued. Next time I am at whole foods I need to see if I can find me some


9 Jamie June 22, 2014 at 9:04 AM

This is just beautiful sandwich bread! Buckwheat flour is what bretons use for savory crêpes so I know how wonderful yet delicate it tastes. Beautiful photos!


10 My Kitchen Stories June 22, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Wow looks delicious and so perfect. I have buckwheat four so thank you!


11 Nik June 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Isn’t buckwheat the best :)! Yeah, testing recipes can be challenging but it is so rewarding when they finally work. Your loaf looks amazing and was every bit well worth the effort.
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12 Sophie33 June 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM

A georgous dark Brown bread & with the buttermilk in it,…that must add a Nice twist. The bread looks stunning!
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