With these bread recipes, which include everything from easy no-knead breads to the more challenging (and rewarding!) challah and chocolate babka, we’ve got your carb craving covered. And yes, we teach you how to make your own sourdough.
No-Knead 5-Minute Artisan Bread
Um, 5 minutes hands-on time for a loaf of bread? Please. That's nothing. Nothing short of a miracle.
The pleasing smack of sourdough was seemingly made to be melded with the awesomely chewy denseness of bagels. And it's SO much easier than you'd expect!
David finally learns to make pain d'epi, the loaf of bread that he's been lusting after for decades, and finds it to be easy peasy.
Homemade Sandwich Bread
Okay, breadbaking virgins, here's the loaf for you. Nothing tricky. Just flour, water, yeast, and salt. And an honest-to-goodness homemade taste.
You're gonna be astounded at just how easy pretzel rolls are to make at home. And yes, they taste like the real authentic German deal.
Sure, you could traipse to a bakery and buy brioche rather than make them yourself. But where’s the satisfaction in that?
Every once in a while, along comes a loaf of bread that's so rustic, so memorable, it ruins every other bread experience. Here's that loaf.
Jim Lahey's No-Knead Bread
Behold, the no-knead bread recipe that incited an insurrection among home bakers everywhere.
Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread
And you thought those perfect swirls of cinnamon raisin awesomeness were something you could only get in store-bought loaf. This recipe dispels that myth.
Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmony? There are a lot more lovely things to be said about these pillowy specimens of bread awesomeness.
Classic Homemade Bagels
No more excuses about how there's a dearth of decent bagels in your neighborhood. Nope. Not when you can make these.
Jim Lahey's No-Knead Whole-Wheat Bread
Bread that's homemade, healthful, and has no need for kneading? Believe it. All that's left to do is let this rugged loaf bake while you bask in its impending goodness.
A nutty, oh-so-slightly-sweet, artisan-style loaf of homemade bread that's a lovely Norwegian-inspired amalgam of whole-wheat, barley, oat, and rye. Amazing.
A gooey, sweet, classic bread made from pull-apart blobs of brioche dough coated in a buttery, cinnamony caramel sauce that's gonna distract you in the best possible way.
Jim Lahey's No-Knead Olive Bread
Kalamata olives lend this no-knead bread ample flavor while a long, slow rise brings it a bakery-quality crumb.
Buttermilk Sandwich Bread
A fast-rising home-baked white sandwich loaf that tastes--dare we say it?--better than mom's. Way better. And just wait 'til you toast it.
Sourdough Rye Bread
It's no longer difficult to find a decent loaf of proper rye bread. This homemade beauty is surprisingly easy to make, milder than most, and doesn't require any yeast.
Jewish Rye Bread
Who doesn't love Jewish rye bread? The not-so-secret secret behind this recipe is the brilliant inclusion of onions and caraway seeds in the starter for a far more complex taste.
Craving that characteristic crust and crumb of an artisanal loaf of sourdough? We have just the beginner's recipe for you that's a cinch to pull off at home. Swear.
Brown Soda Bread
We guarantee you're going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.
Beer bread just got fancy. Well, sorta. It’s still quick and easy and incredibly difficult to stop noshing. This one just seems a little more lovely than most. And we betcha already have everything you need to make it.
Babkalicious! Best babka ever! Holy Cow! Holy Babka! Those are just some of the responses we're hearing 'bout this indulgent loaf of buttery, chocolatey, Jewishy goodness.
Milk Rye Bread
A pleasing rye flavor. A subtle sweetness. A dough that's exceptionally easy to handle. That whole-grain goodness thing. Just a few of the many things this rye bread has going for it.
As buttery and airy as brioche but with a far weightier responsibility than its breakfast chum, challah ensures a sweet new year in Jewish tradition. We'll break bread to that.
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