― I knew if there was one thing we just had to have made from scratch this holiday it was a loaf of bread. I had a container of buttermilk for making my gingerbread pancakes and did not want any of it to go to waste. ∙ I looked for a recipe for white buttermilk bread and found this one in the cookbook Fast Breads: 50 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Bread written by Elinor Klivans, published by Chronicle Books. It turned out perfectly! ∙ Mix together 1 1/2 cup of flour, 1 tbsp of sugar, 1 [...].