Ranch French Bread

I found this recipe in one of my Taste Of Home cookbooks.  I’ve been looking for recipes to use my homemade ranch packets in, so I thought I’d give it a try.

DSCN7502 (640x480)-1It was a hit!!  The first time I made it I sliced it up and made BLT’s with fried eggs and avocado slices.  I wish I had taken a picture.  They were delicious!

This bread is very tender and has a wonderful ranchy flavor.

Step 1 – Start by mixing the yeast, warm water, and a pinch of sugar in a small bowl.  Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Step 2 – Put the buttermilk, butter, sugar, eggs, ranch salad dressing mix, and salt in a mixer, blend well.  Stir in the yeast and water mixture.

Step 3 – Add 2 cups of flour to the mixer and stir until smooth.  While the mixer is still mixing add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough that pulls away from the bowl.  That will be about 2.5 more cups.

Step 4 -Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic – about 6 to 8 minutes.

DSCN7468 (640x511)-1Step 5 – Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.  Cover and let rise until doubled – (about 1 hour).

Step 6 – Punch the dough down and divide into 2 pieces.  Roll each piece into a 14″ x12″ rectangle.

DSCN7487 (480x640)Roll up each piece starting with the long side.  Pinch the seam to seal and tuck the ends under.  Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet and let rise until doubled – about 30 minutes.

Step 7 – Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Brush with melted butter.

DSCN7504 (640x480)-1I used this bread to make egg salad sandwiches last night for our Care Group meeting and they were yummy, yummy!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Ranch French Bread
This recipe makes 2 loaves - about 14 slices per loaf
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast - 1 packet equals 2¼ teaspoons
  • ¼ cup warm water 110 - 115 degrees
  • 1 cup buttermilk warmed to 110-115 degrees
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix (try my homemade one it works great!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4½ cups unbleached all purpose flour
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with a pinch of sugar and let it sit for ten minutes.
  2. Put buttermilk, butter, sugar, eggs, salt and ranch seasoning into a mixer and stir well. Add the yeast and water mixture and stir.
  3. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until nice and smooth, add the next two cups of flour and then add a little at a time until the dough pulls away from the bowl.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled.
  6. Punch down and divide into two pieces. Roll each piece into a 14"X12" rectangle, then roll up starting with the long side. Pinch the seams to seal and tuck the ends under. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise until doubled.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter.


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16 thoughts on “Ranch French Bread

  1. I saw this bread recipe on Lamberts Lately and I can’t believe how easy and how delicious it is! Perfect for many entrees that I serve. Thanks for sharing! Best Regards-Deb (DialMforMoms.com)

  2. hello grace i enjoyed meeting you,
    i wrote it ALL down. i do have a large family i never cook less than 6 lbs of meat at each meal. when we put a hog up i like to mix the seasoning at one time .not every time i take a package out.i need large recipe mixes. i sure hope you have some. i am doing the sandwich bread for dinner.
    keep walking in the light …+
    thank you…p

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