Savory flavor, tender texture, and a crunchy crust make this bread a good all-purpose accompaniment.
9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 large egg whites
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk, butter, and egg whites, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Spread batter into an 8 x 4–inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
Super easy (and yummy) addition to any simple meal if you just want to add a little bread. (I use it with soups, or if I'm just making fish and a veggie so that I can have a little more filling carbs.) I use 1 whole egg instead of 2 egg whites and it turns out fine. Very moist. Tastes great with butter/condiments and just by itself.
This quick bread was very good, but a bit on the bland side and I thought it tasted a bit buttery too (even though there was only 1/4 cup butter, but I guess the buttermilk also contributed to this taste, especially since there wasn't much else in this bread). It definitely fit the description though, a savory flavor, tender texture and crunchy crust!
I have made this bread many times and it is always great. I do add different spices and flavorings - like sage and lemon peel; basil; rosemary, etc. to go with whatever meal we're having. It is so quick and I always have the ingredients. I think the texture is just right.
I was excited to try this as I love quick breads...however the taste was just...wrong. It had no flavor and was overly bland..and not in a "I can fix this" sort of way. I tried to make a cinnamon/sugar butter on it and it still tasted a bit "off". I don't know what could be wrong with the way I made it, so I am assuming the others who enjoyed it must have a different taste for things.
This is a great base quick bread recipe. It was super easy and tasted great on its own, but i would like to try adding some cornmeal, or green onions or pepper. Basically you could add almost any herb or spice and create something new. I am sure I will make this many more times.
So easy, fast and delicious! I used whole wheat flour as well (one part ww to one part all-purpose) and it came out with a crunchy exterior and a nice bready interior. My family has asked me to make it twice in three days, and I think it would go well with a variety of food - even by itself with a little butter and jam! I will make it often!