If you want to learn how to bake bread, give these flavorful recipes a try. We’ve selected the best homemade bread recipes to make it easier for you to become the bread wizard you were always meant to be.
Imagine that beautiful, crispy crust filling your kitchen with the smells of Normandy. Homemade bread is easier to make than it looks, especially if you have this recipe and a dutch oven. Make sure to dust your mixing bowl with plenty of flour to prevent the dough from sticking as it rises.
Garlic bread is super versatile, either as a quick game-day snack or a delicious carb after a grueling day at work. Preparation time takes only 30 minutes with this recipe. Bring out your dough hook and enjoy the fresh aroma of this delicate, buttery, and herby bread.
This elusive bread has beaten many seasoned bakers, but this recipe makes it simple and possible for everyone. The key to all sourdough bread is the sourdough starter—you can make your own in a process of fermentation that will yield a bubbly, oozy, and semi-alien-looking blob of yeast.
Nothing says party more than the smell of freshly baked pesto bread! This braided, fluffy loaf has fancy written all over it, but it’s a breeze to make. Pesto elevates this simple bread recipe, and it likely won’t last more than a couple hours outside of the oven. You can even make a variation with sun-dried tomatoes!
Pick your favorite cheddar because it’s the main flavoring of this bread. This recipe uses Isle of Man Cheddar with chunks of scallion and roasted onions throughout, but feel free to diverge according to your desires.
If you can make cinnamon rolls, apply those same skills to make this apple butter bread. The shape this bread takes on as it bakes—it’s a beautiful knot of twists and turns with no wrong way to craft it. Let your fingers do their magic!
This versatile bread can be eaten toasted and buttered for breakfast or as a stand-out side with your dinner. It’s slightly sweet from brown sugar and the sweet potato. You can add as much sugar as you want to make it a dessert item or keep it more savory for enjoyment any time of the day.