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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Bread
5 1/2 c all purpose flour
3 tbs sugar
2 pkg rapid rise yeast
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 c buttermilk
1 c water
1/3 c cut up butter or margarine

In large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, salt and baking soda. Heat buttermilk, water and butter until very warm (120 to 130F). Butter does not need to melt; mixture will appear curdled. Stir into dry ingredients. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough in half; roll each 10 12x7 inch rectangle. Beginning at short end, roll up tightly; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place each seam side down, in greased 8x4 inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes. Bake at 375F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. Yield 2 loaves.
Recipe featured in Bread Daily on 12/10/01.