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10 Easy Homemade Bread Recipes

homemade bread

If your new year’s resolutions include making more of your meals from scratch — perhaps even baking your own bread — you’ll save money, eat better, and most likely be serving your family more nutritious food, having controlled exactly what goes into it. Homemade bread is one of life’s greatest pleasures — and once you get the hang of it, not such a big deal to pull off on a regular basis. Here are ten recipes, from utterly simple to a little more complex, that will help turn your kitchen into a bread bakery.

  • Harvest Focaccia 1 of 10
    Harvest Focaccia
    A simple focaccia is great to know how to make — perfect to whip together to serve with pasta, soup, stew or chili. Top yours with fresh grapes and rosemary, garlic, coarse salt, caramelized onion — use your imagination!
    Get the recipe at Family Bites
  • Easy Brioche 2 of 10
    Easy Brioche
    Intimidated by the thought of making brioche from scratch? Don't be! Sophistimom makes it impossibly easy.
    Get the recipe at Sophistimom
  • Quick & Buttery Dinner Rolls 3 of 10
    Quick & Buttery Dinner Rolls
    In our grandmothers' day, dinner rolls were generally homemade. There wasn't the option to pop down to the corner store for a freshly baked batch. Returning to that tradition is nostalgic, satisfying — and delicious!
    Make quick and buttery dinner rolls
  • Mennonite Cinnamon-swirl Raisin Bread 4 of 10
    Mennonite Cinnamon-swirl Raisin Bread
    There's nothing like a freshly baked loaf of raisin bread, swirled with cinnamon. The very best smell to wake up to in the morning!
    Get the recipe at Cheeky Kitchen
  • No-knead Bread 5 of 10
    No-knead Bread
    If you've never tried no-knead bread, you must. It's the easiest loaf you'll ever make, baking up (in a preheated, covered pot) to an unbelievably crusty, rustic loaf you'll be hooked on. Just do it!
    Make no-knead bread
  • Cinnamon Sugar Pull-apart Bread 6 of 10
    Cinnamon Sugar Pull-apart Bread
    This appealing cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread made the rounds of the most popular food blogs this past year, spurred by Joy the Baker. It's perfect for a Saturday morning, and could be adapted to use garlic and butter, or cheese and herbs. Yum.
    Get the recipe at Dinner with Julie
  • Whole-wheat Buttermilk Rolls Baked in Jars 7 of 10
    Whole-wheat Buttermilk Rolls Baked in Jars
    One of the first — and most brilliant — presentations of food in jars I've seen, these grainy buttermilk rolls are perfect for parties, or fancy dinners at which each guest can have their own jarred mini loaf at their place setting.
    Get the recipe at Simple Bites
  • Garlic Cheese Batter Bread 8 of 10
    Garlic Cheese Batter Bread
    This simple loaf is like a cross between quick bread and yeast bread — the batter is wet and easily stirred together, but it's then leavened with yeast. A cinch to mix and bake to serve with soup, stew or chili — and leftovers make delicious toast.
    Get the recipe at Dinner with Julie
  • Homemade Brioche Burger Buns 9 of 10
    Homemade Brioche Burger Buns
    No need to run to the store for buns when you have a simple formula to make your own. These require little effort, and the finished product is sublime!
    Get the recipe at Cheeky Kitchen
  • Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls with Apple Cider Icing 10 of 10
    Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls with Apple Cider Icing
    Once you've mastered yeast dough, a classic cinnamon bun recipe needs to work its way into your repertoire. This wonderfully soft, yeasted dough can be used with any number of cinnamon bun fillings — make them stickier and gooier if you like, and drizzle them with icing while they're still warm. Or not.
    Make apple butter cinnamon rolls

 

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