There is something so simple, yet so satisfying about fresh, crispy, straight out-of-the-oven homemade bread. Whether you’ve always wanted to try your hand at making your own loaf and never had the time or you’re a seasoned pro and looking to venture out beyond the traditional, these sweet and savoury recipes will keep you coming back for more. From your classic beginner sourdough loaf and buttery garlic and onion challah to a Easter bread that’ll dress up any table, these recipes transform the humble staple into something memorable.
A great twist on an Easter staple, this bread is light and airy with just a note of sweetness. In the unlikely event some is left over, simply turn it into French toast the morning after.
No-Knead Olive Za’atar Bread
This fancy-looking bread is not only foolproof, it packs a ton of flavour with every bite. The best part? You can flavour the bread any which way you like, but we suggest pairing the warm Middle Eastern za’atar spice with salty kalamata olives.
Everything Garlic Bread Knots
While these treats may look intimidating, the dough is quite easy to make and simple to repurpose into other recipes as well. These yummy garlic knots use an easy “everything” spice that you’ll want to save and sprinkle on other dishes as well.
Garlic and Onion Challah Bread
What’s better than buttery challah bread? Challah bread with garlic and onion. This golden goodness is not only a creative treat you get to devour, but the aromas of this Molly Yeh adaptation will instantly take a cozy home to the next level.
If you’re looking to try your hand at homemade bagels, this is a good place to start. What makes Montreal-style bagels stand out from their New York counterpart is their subtly sweeter flavour and denser texture. Use poppy seeds, sesame seeds or other toppings for this beloved morning treat.
The Perfect Sourdough Loaf
This loaf is simple to make with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. The hardest part is waiting for the slow fermentation process to ready your loaf, but this result is totally worth the wait.
Traditional Irish Soda Bread
This traditional Emerald Isle staple is leavened by baking soda, rather than yeast (hence the name), making it a light, fluffy alternative if you don’t have yeast on hand.
Anna Olson's Rosemary Onion Focaccia
Anna Olson takes focaccia and adds the aromas of rosemary and onion in this recipe that’s easy to both mix and knead with the wee ones.
Anna Olson's Rustic Ciabatta Bread
Anna Olson’s take on the classic Italian ciabatta loaf gives a delicious point of entry into bread making for beginners — but experts will love this easy recipe too.
Anna Olson’s Potato Parmesan Focaccia
Anna Olson’s traditional focaccia blends cooked potato in the dough, making for a tender, almost cake-like savoury bread, topped with thin slices of potato. For other creative takes on the humble spud, take a look at perfect potato side dishes.