You don’t need a culinary degree to whip up a great homemade bread, you just need the desire (check) the time (check) and a few good recipes (triple check!) I’m a lazy baker at heart, so I specialize in easy bread recipes that taste amazing, but skip the annoying bits…
I’ve collected some of my best beginning baker bread recipes from the archives ~ some are yeast free, some are no knead, some are super quick and others are just stupid easy. Baking bread is satisfying, and a proven stress buster, so even if you’ve never torn open a packet of yeast in your life, now is a really great time to give it a try. (You could discover a new passion!)
Looking for an excuse to dip your toe into the wonderful world of homemade bread? This easy recipe walks you through the steps to a high rising yeasted bread with a fluffy crumb. It’s perfect for morning toast, sandwiches, or whatever else you’ve got on your menu.
3 simple ingredients are all that separate you from biscuit nirvana. These classics go with just about anything, but biscuits are also a great canvas for creativity and for using up odds and ends of ingredients you might have in your kitchen, from leftover bags of whole grain flours (hello buckwheat biscuits,) to veggies and cheese. For me it’s all about that fluffy texture!
If you’ve never made focaccia, it’s one of the easiest and most rewarding yeasted breads to make. This one is Mediterranean inspired, but you can use all sorts of toppings. For a fall-inspired version, try my Apple, Cheddar, and Fig Focaccia.
Simply stir up the batter, pour, and bake, and you’ve got something warm and satisfying that is amazing grilled up for breakfast, or to round out all sorts of meals. Like biscuits, cornbread lends itself to so many variations ~ if spicy jalapeños aren’t your thing, try my Fall Spiced Cornbread or my summery Blueberry Cornbread!
This foolproof recipe for homemade pita bread is so much fun to make! Flatbread is such a great accompaniment to so many dishes, and can make a fresh salad, some hummus, or grilled meat into a full meal in a flash. My Middle Eastern laffa bread is another favorite.
Soda bread isn’t just for St. Patrick’s day ~ it’s a simple, versatile, and delicious bread that I love for morning toast with butter and jam, or to enjoy with all kinds of soups and stews all year long. No yeast, no waiting, just delicious hearty bread in under an hour!
Whether you follow a paleo diet or not, this delicious, dense bread is perfect for breakfast toast or an afternoon snack. Bonus ~ it’s also the perfect recipe for cleaning small amounts of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit from the pantry. For a more traditional variation on the hearty–breakfast-toasting-bread theme, try my Muesli Toasting Bread.
Don’t think this is possible? Think again! This dough is so quick it will amaze your family and it’s so easy your kids can do it. I was skeptical too, until I tried it, and I’ve made it multiple times since. Also try my one hour yeasted pizza dough.