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Bread, Muffins, and Rolls

Bread recipes can intimidate a seasoned baker. That’s why many of my bread posts include so many photos and sometimes a video. I want you to feel good about your bread, muffins, and rolls, and not fear when trying a new recipe.

Bread recipes are like an ancient love language. Nothing evokes the senses like the smell of homemade bread, muffins, and rolls baking in the oven.

Our bread recipes are defined in 3 ways.

  1. Quick bread recipes are those bread recipes that don’t require instant yeast or a starter. These bread recipes rely on baking powder or baking soda to help them rise.
  2. Dry yeast bread recipes that use dry granular yeast. They’re also called Rapid Rise, Instant, and Active Dry.
  3. Starter Bread Recipes – These bread loaves are often referred to as Sourdough, Artisan, or No-Yeast Bread. They require a starter grown from flour and water until natural yeast is activated. You can make your own starter using our easy instructions.You can also make a lot of recipes using sourdough discard.
    1. Overnight Sourdough recipe is a great recipe whether you’re a beginner or an advanced baker. It’s one of my most popular posts.
    2. Rye Sourdough and Spelt Sourdough are not your traditional recipes but you and I love them.
    3. Sourdough makes delicious sandwich bread too.  Take a look at how I converted dry yeast with a starter in this recipe.

We have lots of videos and process photos as well as a Basic Baking document that explains ingredients, techniques, and the tools we use. We want to make sure your homemade bread, muffins, and rolls recipes are a success.

As always, be sure to contact me with your questions and comments.

Gorgeous, deep color sets this loaf apart from the beginning. The sweet but earthy flavor of this bread is perfectly balanced with a dense, tender crumb to make it everything you want in a homemade Sourdough Pumpernickel Bread recipe. Very little kneading is required when you make this delicious bread for your family. Unlike anything …

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This easy Irish Brown Bread recipe makes a loaf of quick bread with a soft tender crumb and a chewy crust. You’ll love the slightly sweet nutty flavor! Whether you are looking for a hearty loaf for stew, or just want homemade bread, Irish Brown Bread Recipe is perfect for any weeknight. Look at that gorgeous …

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This simple Sourdough Focaccia bread recipe is one of my all-time favorite ways to enjoy homemade bread at home. Nothing is as satisfying as baking your own bread. The wonderful thing is this: once you start exploring, you open up so many new kinds of bread to enjoy regularly! It’s not just one kind you …

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Homemade bread of any kind is delicious, and this Homemade English Muffin Recipe will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that made-from-scratch is always better. If your memories of English muffins include sandpapery bread you’d rather not replicate, have no fear. This is a must-try recipe, so put it on your list and pick …

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Can you imagine your family coming to your holiday table on Christmas morning only to see a beautiful Bread Wreath centerpiece? Our Sweet Nut Christmas Bread Wreath tastes like cinnamon rolls. It’s loaded with warm cinnamon, and ground walnuts, and topped with a sweet glaze drizzle. This recipe was originally shared in 2016 and has …

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Flavored with olives and perfectly textured, this gorgeous olive bread is exactly what you want in fresh bread for the table. Make our easy green olive bread and enjoy it on a charcuterie board or with a huge variety of meals. Make an unforgettable loaf of our easy green olive bread recipe. Enjoy the soft …

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If you’ve gotten a chance to try the classic Hawaiian sweet rolls from your local grocery store, you know they are pretty darned good. They’re also a little pricey. Our homemade Sweet Hawaiian Bread Rolls recipe is even better, fresh from the oven, and costs less to make them. Plus, it’s not hard to make …

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It’s pumpkin time! Come along with me and indulge in the rich flavors of Fall with pumpkin and creamy Nutella all swirled together in our heavenly pumpkin babka recipe. Everyone will love this freshly baked sweet bread with a subtle pumpkin flavor. Babka is a very special bread traditionally made to celebrate holidays and special …

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Honey-Oat Pain de Mie recipe has a warm homemade flavor with a touch of sweetness. It will take your everyday sandwich to a whole new level. This delicious homemade pullman sandwich bread has four corners and a tender crumb that cries out for PBJ or BLT. If you’ve always bought your bread, watch out! This …

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From the early days of cooking cornbread over an open fire to the evolution of kitchens in modern days, this cast iron skillet cornbread recipe has stood the test of time and will remain a crowd-pleasing family favorite for generations. Cast iron skillet cornbread is not just a beautiful slice. Its warmth, comfort, tradition, flavor, …

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If you crave soft and tender bread, each infused with layers of cinnamon-sugar goodness and bursts of luscious apple pieces, you’re going to love this Cinnamon Apple Pull Apart Bread Recipe. Topped with a crunchy streusel topping and a drizzle of sweet glaze take this Pull Apart Apple bread over the top. Can you imagine the …

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This easy Chocolate Babka bread recipe yields a sweetened buttery bread swirled with rich chocolate filling creating a soft decadent bread. Discover the ultimate treat for chocolate lovers. Slightly sweet and purely indulgent, this homemade delight will be the star of your table leaving everyone craving more. Traditionally made around holidays and special occasions, you …

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Savor the irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread with this easy English Muffin Bread Recipe! Our recipe for English Muffin Bread delivers all the nooks and crannies you love, perfect for toasting and slathering with butter.  English Muffin Bread recipe guarantees that your family can rise and shine with homemade goodness. If you need to …

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This easy-to-follow Cuban bread recipe is perfect for beginners. With clear instructions and simple ingredients, you’ll be making delicious homemade Pan Cubano in no time. Making bread doesn’t have to be a daunting task, especially with this foolproof Cuban bread recipe. It’s easy enough for beginners. With just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, …

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Learn how to make authentic Conchas, a popular Mexican sweet bread, with our easy-to-follow conchas recipe. With a crunchy sugar topping and soft, fluffy dough, these Conchas are perfect for any occasion. Have you ever been in a bakery or passed by a food truck filled with beautifully crafted Mexican Sweet Breads called conchas and …

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Perfectly moist with a delightful crumb, this Peanut Butter Banana Muffins recipe is fast, easy, and delicious. It’s an uncommon muffin you won’t find in a box mix and our from-scratch recipe hits all the right high notes for a muffin you’ll come back to time and time again. Chunky Monkey Muffins are a popular …

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Cheese Babka recipe is a Polish bread recipe that is a popular dessert during Easter and other holidays, but it can be enjoyed year-round as a delicious and flavorful bread. Traditional Babka includes a filling made of sweetened cream cheese and lemon zest. This Cheese Babka recipe is a variation. This filling is spread onto …

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