Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top Ten Bread Recipes That Make Me Drool

Few experiences can rival a piece of my beloved Honey Wheat Bread, warm from the oven (who are the jokers who say to wait 'til it cools? Are you kidding me?!), spread with butter or nutella. Be still my heart.

I seem to have gotten over my intimidation of yeast. Hurrah! This is mainly due to the above recipe, which has never failed me. As a bread-making newbie, I needed a fool-proof formula (I am forever indebted to my dear friend Leah for sharing the recipe)! Now, I'm itching to try all sorts of fun breads. It is a conquering feeling to pull something as delightful as homemade bread out of the oven!

Here are the next warm and crusty joys I want to try my hand at:

1) Honey Wheat Bread made entirely with freshly milled whole wheat flour. I don't currently own a wheat mill, so the wheat flour I use doesn't have nearly the nutritional value that freshly milled wheat berries would lend!

2) Stuffed Pizza Rolls--I just bought marjoram so that I can make the tasty seasoning that goes on these rolls. :)

3) Artisan Bread (in 5 minutes?!?)--Last time I was in Barnes & Noble, I spent some time perusing the book Artisan Bread In 5 Minutes a Day. Sounds impressive, doesn't it? The idea is that you make up a batch of bread dough and then store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, baking it as needed. Doesn't fresh bread all week sound lovely? I loved the instructions for forming your loaves and am hoping to save up my Swagbucks for the cookbook. :) Angelina shares her adaptation of the recipe in the link above.

4) Crazy Pizza Bread--The Ivory Hut came up with this brilliant idea! Doesn't it look incredible? Kid-friendly, too.

5) Pumpernickel Rye Bread--A restaurant in my hometown makes this fabulous sandwhich called "The Guac" on swirled pumpernickel rye bread. The two slices of soft bread are stuffed with turkey, melted provolone cheese, guacomole, lettuce, tomato, and a delicious Parmesan dressing. I order it every time. I'd love to recreate it!

ann sather's cinnamon roll
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6) Homemade Cinnamon Rolls--I'm thinking these would be perfect to make during my husband's Christmas break (which starts tomorrow).

7) French Bread--Check!!! I just made this last night! It was awesome and easy. I used Jen's recipe (she has a vlog tutorial on making French Bread) and I made mine using 3/4 white flour and 1/4 wheat flour. Delightful.

8) Sourdough Bread--I am curious to try this and know that my husband will be drawn to the science-experiment-like process of making a Sourdough Starter.

9) Blueberry Bread Bread--I've had this recipe in my "To-Make" file for some time...not sure why I haven't made it yet.

10) Garlic Cheese Biscuits--It's been foreeeeever since I had one of these!

What's your favorite homemade bread? Have you tried any of these?

Linked to Top Ten Tuesday.


  1. It's such a nice homely feeling and makes you feel like the worlds best housewife when you make your own bread! LOVE it! (I just got a breadstone for my birthday...)
    Keep baking Alicia!
    Love Amelie

  2. My family LOVES fresh bread. Their favorite is Amish Sweet Bread, they go through a loaf of it a day. I don't mind though, it's super simple to make. Garlic Cheese Biscuits sound interesting, I'll have to try them soon.

  3. Oh, yum. It all looks so delicious!

  4. I've made PW's cinnamon rolls (and her cinnamon bread) several times, and they never fail. They are incredible! I made the rolls up for Christmas presents last year, and they freeze wonderfully too. Highly recommend!

  5. Thanks for the links!! I've been looking for some bread recipes that didn't require a bread machine.

  6. Yummy!! Carbs at this time of year warm the heart!

  7. Oh yummy! I can almost smell that bread. Nothing better than fresh homebaked bread with butter.

  8. My husband makes a yummy yogurt bread. I have not quite gotten used to doing yeast breads alone, but you know, I want to. Why? Because my hubby isn't always willing when I want to have homemade bread.


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