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5 Easy Amazing Bread Recipes for Beginners

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Today is a bumper crop of wonderful and 5 Easy Amazing Bread Recipes for Beginners

Input from various members who baked some of these awesome recipes listed.

Nisha Dee Patel: Thank you for an amazing recipe.
Ellen Best: Me too, it’s so simple it’s silly. This one the Husband baked.
Samantha: It tastes amazing
Gloria McBreen: Yeast Artisan Bread! 4 ingredientsโ€ฆso easy to make. Here’s my attempt. Very proud of myself!
Anne-Marie Hiscock: I tried it and was a success 
2 loves of French Bread
Gloria McBreen: I think I have the bread-making bug! ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿž
These bread are soooooo easy though. I made the French bread today. 2 loaves. My Spanish student ate one…all of it…herself! (They love their bread in Spain). She gave me top marks. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ She loves my Artisan bread too! โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†

4 Ingredients Only, Yeast Artisan Bread

Yeast activity accelerates as soon as the bread enters the hot oven.  If you put the dough in a dry oven, the crust sets immediately, preventing the yeast from expanding the bread. By using a covered Dutch oven (if you do not have one, a regular oven-proof bowl with high sides and a lid will also do) with this wet dough, the all-important steam is trapped inside, surrounding the loaf.
 
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4 Ingredient Yeast Artisan Bread

Artisan bread on cooling rack and one on red cutting board and sliced

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I found this most delicious and awesome 4 Ingredients only – Yeast Artisan Bread on Instagram @itsalwaysautumnblog.

I have already made this three times in one week and believe me this is absolutely awesome.

My husband is raving about this bread, and I can see I will be baking bread every other day, but I do not mind, as this is the best and easiest 4 Ingredients only – Yeast Artisan bread ever.

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  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Additional Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 hours
  • Total Time: 17 hours 52 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Bread Recipes

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (add extra if still sticky) Robin Hood Blending flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (1 cup tap water and 1/2 cup boiling water)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, stir the flour, salt, yeast, and water until combined.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature overnight. ย I leave it overnight, thus anything up to 17-19 hours.
  3. Turn dough out onto well-floured parchment paper and form a ball, and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. At this point, place an oven-safe baking dish (with a lid) and with high sides into the oven and preheat to 450 degrees.
  5. Wet your fingers with tap water, and gently and ever so slightly wet the top of the dough and sprinkle some coarse salt on the bread.
  6. When you take the baking dish out of the oven, open and lightly spray it with some non-stick.
  7. Once ready, just before you place it in the oven, slash an “X” on top of the bread.
  8. Now carefully pick it up and transfer the dough to the piping hot baking dish and cover.
  9. Bake covered 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 more minutes until you have
    a perfect and nicely golden-brown crust.
  10. Cool before slicing.
  11. You will end up with the best crust and fresh bread.

Notes

Prepared, tried, and testedย Esme Slabs

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 1372
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 2138
  • Fat: 4
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 287
  • Fiber: 11
  • Protein: 40
  • Cholesterol: 0

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Easy French Bread

What is the history of French bread?
 
There is no historical evidence on exactly when bread-making first began in France. However, regarding the most famous example of French breadBaguette, historian Jim Chevallier believes it’s most likely to have first appeared during the eighteenth century in its most primitive form.
 
5 Easy Amazing Bread Recipes for Beginners

Egg Dough Bread

Why use egg in bread dough?
  1. Eggs make yeast bread finer and richer, help provides color, volume, and also bind the ingredients together.
  2. Occasionally only the egg yolk is added to doughs for more tenderness.
  3. Eggs can be used as part of the liquid in your recipe.

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Egg Dough Bread

Braided Egg Dough Bread

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A wonderful tender and feathery, elegant bread, and well-loved braided beautiful bread. This is actually quite easy to braid by using 6 strips of dough.

Egg dough bread is usually a soft, slightly sweet bread and lovely on its own but delicious to enjoy with other toppings.

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Bake Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Bread Recipes

Ingredients

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  • 5 cups cake flour
  • 1 pkt instant yeast
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk – warm
  • 3/4 cup water – lukewarm

Instructions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Place butter in warm milk to melt.
  3. Cool a bit. Add eggs, as well as the dry ingredients.
  4. Add lukewarm water a little at a time whilst kneading until the dough is the correct consistency.
  5. Allow rising till double in size. This will depend on the weather and where you reside. In the summer this will go way faster than whilst cold.
  6. Once doubled, then knock down the dough, and form 6 long strips, and plait the dough.
  7. Let is rest and allow rising again.
  8. Brush with beaten egg wash.
  9. Bake 180 degrees C until golden brown and done for +- 30 to 45 minutes.
  10. Enjoy

Notes

Prepared, tried, and testedย Ursula Andrews

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 263
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 332
  • Fat: 9
  • Saturated Fat: 5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 40
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 47

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Pita pockets

Pita or pitta is a family of yeast-leavened round flatbreads baked from wheat flour, common in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and neighboring areas. 
 

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Pita Pockets Bread

4 Pita pockets stacked one on another

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Pitaย has roots in the prehistoric flatbreads of the Middle East. There is evidence from about 14,500 years ago, during the Stone Age, that the Natufian people in what is now Jordan made a kind of flatbread from wild cereal grains.

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Additional Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Bread Recipes
  • Cuisine: Middle East

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp instant yeast

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour.
  2. Add salt, yeast, oil, and water.
  3. Combine to make a soft dough.
  4. Knead for 5 minutes.
  5. Place in a bowl, cover with cling wrap.
  6. Leave to rise for an hour.
  7. Then gently punch it down and break into 6 pieces.
  8. Roll into 6 even-sized balls.
  9. Cover, leave to rest for another 30 minutes.
  10. Roll out very gently
  11. Roll into about half a cm thickness.
  12. Cook on a hot non-stick pan or Thawa.

Notes

Prepared, tried, and testedย Jennifer Govender Bisnath

 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 391
  • Fat: 5
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 32
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 0

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Why is it called pita bread? Pita Bread as per the encyclopedia

The name had a common origin with pizza. In the early centuries of our era, the traditional Greek word for a thin flat bread or cake, plakous, had become the name of a thicker cake. The new word that came into use for flatbread was pita. The word spread to Southern Italy as the name of thin bread.

Read more over Kitchn

You can make pita bread either in the oven or on the stovetop, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both. In the oven, pitas puff up much more grandly and make softer pockets, but they stay pale-colored and fairly mild-tasting. On the stovetop, you lose some of the impressive puffing but gain tasty and crunchy toasted spots on the surface of the dough. You can also make several pitas at once in the oven, where you can only make one at a time on the stovetop. Both methods work equally well, so the choice is yours!

Super Soft Dinner Rolls

Soft Dinner Rolls are a perfect addition to any main dish.  Do not think you should only use these at Dinner time.  Oh no, they are so delicious and versatile that you can use them any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

Use them with soup, when you make sliders, or with a salad, the options are endless, but use them whenever you want a soft pillow-like bread roll.

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14 thoughts on “5 Easy Amazing Bread Recipes for Beginners”

  1. There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread! My mom is the expert in bread and I am slowly trying my hand. This will be a good place for me to start. Thanks for linking up to #trafficjamweekend. ~Tracy

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    • Hi Tracy. Thank you so much for hoping over and I truly hope you will enjoy trying all of these recipes. They are so easy to prepare and I am sure you will have huge success with them and love them. Please keep in touch and let me know how it turned out for you.

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    • I have been baking bread for the past two weeks, basically every other day, and not bought bread since I started to make the 4 Ingredients Only, Yeast Artisan Bread. You should give it a try

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  2. Great recipe ideas Esme. While I don’t normally eat bread my family do and I love the smell of freshly baked bread. Will try these for sure. Thank you for sharing.

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