Does the new Phase 2 (HA) have you running to the supermarkets to buy bread flour? Us too! Here are some of our fave bread recipes to check out
If you’re not on the bread-baking bandwagon you may be feeling a little like you are missing out. There’s something so satisfying about making your own bread from scratch! And it’s relatively simple, too. You don’t need to launch straight into sourdough (though this bread is a lifesaver as you don’t need to use store-bought yeast, just a natural yeast starter). Just starting out? We have a no-knead, no-fail bread that could rival any bakery when eaten fresh out of the oven. We’ve also got bread recipes that are gluten free, some recipes that use a bread maker, and other bread recipes that don’t even require an oven.
Check out all our favourite bread recipes here:
1. No Knead, No Fail Bread
Jenny Jones from Jenny Can Cook has a no-knead, no-fail fast bread that we’ve tried and tested and can swear by. The beauty of this easy bread recipe is that you don’t need a bread maker, there’s no kneading involved and no overnight proofing. In fact all you do need is bread flour, yeast, salt and water, time and an oven. And voila!
2. No Knead Soft Dinner Rolls
If you have no equipment and just an oven but are craving soft bread rolls for dinner, here’s a fab recipe by Nagi at Recipe Tin Eats. These no-knead bread rolls are super soft and fluffy and require no kneading. Just dump all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon – how easy is that? You can make lots of mini rolls or larger rolls that could be used for hamburger buns.
3. Healthy Flaxseed Loaf
Flaxseed Bread Loaf on Divalicious Recipes is a great bread recipe for anyone looking for something low carb and gluten free. In fact, this loaf is so healthy that a version of this recipe is on Ufit’s Clean and Lean programme. This bread is high in omega 3 fatty acid and fibre thanks to the flaxseed and uses eggs so it’s higher protein compared to regular bread. Great fresh out of the oven or toasted (under the grill as opposed to a toaster, due to the moisture content). Who says you can’t have your
cake bread and eat it?
4. Bread Maker Rye Recipe
Kneading: Yes (the bread maker)
This favourite bread maker recipe works with different models of bread makers. One of our team tried this rye bread maker recipe with buckwheat flour instead of rye and got a really dense, nutty loaf. Their kids thought the bread was even better than their usual loaf so that’s high praise in our books.
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5. Sourdough Bread
Are sourdough pics spamming your IG feed? Sourdough is touted as a healthier bread that doesn’t use store-bought yeast but instead relies on natural yeast starter. Making sourdough from the starter to the finished crackling crusty loaf really is a labour of love! It takes a fair bit of time and patience. But the results are so worth it. You can make a white loaf sourdough or a darker wholemeal and rye sourdough loaf for added goodness. Check out how team Sassy Mama got on learning how to bake sourdough here, or skip straight to a basic sourdough recipe here.
If you want a healthier, less greasy alternative to pizza delivery keep this pizza dough recipe by Mark Bittman on hand for easy homemade pizza. Even if you are a novice baker, you won’t believe how simple it is to make pizza dough at home. This pizza recipe can be made by hand (there is some kneading involved) or you can use a standing mixer with a dough hook. We love that you can make up a batch of pizza dough and freeze some for another day — two meals in one!
7. Homemade Bagels
Bagels for lunch? I personally swear by this bagel recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. My kids are delighted when they see me rolling wheel shapes with dough in the kitchen as they know that soft chewy bagels will be on the menu for lunch. There are a few steps involved: kneading the dough, proofing, then shaping, boiling and baking. So best attempted after you’ve cracked the easier recipes on this page.
8. Stove-top Naan Bread
Naan bread is the ideal stove-top bread to make if you don’t have an oven or bread maker. This homemade naan recipe by Host the Toast is so easy to make as you don’t have to worry about misshapen loaves or a dense crumb that can happen with regular bread. Naan bread is puffier than a traditional wrap/flatbread thanks to the yeast and proofing time. Make it plain or add garlic butter and you’ll be saving the recipe for repeat eats for sure!