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30 Best Bread Flour Recipes and Menu Ideas

Get ready to enjoy some seriously fluffy baked goods courtesy of these easy bread flour recipes.

I’m talking savory buns, chewy bagels, tender cakes, and more.

Cinnamon Chocolate Babka on a Cooling Rack
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It won’t come as a surprise to hear that there are a lot of bread recipes on this list, including Challah, French bread, and brioche.

I mean, it’s bread flour, after all!

However, you’ll also find plenty of other must-try sweet treats, like sugar cookies and brownies.

So whatever you’re in the mood for, be it breakfast, dessert, or a midday/midnight snack, these bread flour recipes have you covered.

30 Easy Bread Flour Recipes (Bread, Cookies, and More!)

1. Condensed Milk Bread

Condensed milk bread is a soft, pillowy, and buttery delight from Japan.

And as the name suggests, it’s infused with condensed milk, making it insanely milky and wonderfully sweet.

But it’s also really fluffy and cloud-like, with a pleasant chewy texture.

Full disclosure: condensed milk bread needs yeast, so you’ll need to plan ahead. Is it worth it? 100% yes.

2. Homemade Artisan Bread

This homemade artisan bread has a crispy golden exterior and a soft, chewy interior. It’s like ciabatta, and French bread had a baby, and I love it!

If it’s your first time making bread from scratch, this recipe is a great place to start.

While it’s not as easy as baking quick bread, it’s still beginner-friendly (and you only need four ingredients!).

The whole process takes about 4-5 hours, but that only includes 30 minutes of hands-on work.

3. French Bread Rolls

Don’t buy those frozen rolls for your next holiday dinner. I promise these plump, soft butter rolls are a breeze to whip up yourself.

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They’re perfect for subs, sliders, and sandwiches of all kinds. And they’re especially ideal as a side to a turkey dinner!

Best of all, they’re effortless to make.

This recipe only requires a few simple steps. In fact, the hardest part is waiting for the dough to rise.

4. Challah Bread

Challah bread is stunning with its beautiful golden crust and incredibly tender crumb.

Believe it or not, while it may look intimidating, it’s not that hard to make.

Braiding bread dough is more straightforward than braiding your hair because you can see what you’re doing!

Challah is an enriched dough, which means it has eggs in the mix. That gives it a richer flavor and lovely yellow hue.

5. Cinnamon Babka

Outrageously soft, fluffy, and bursting with brown sugar, butter, and cinnamony goodness, this babka is hard to beat.

If you’re unfamiliar, babka is a kind of sweet bread typically braided with a tasty filling. It’s most often baked in a loaf pan and served in slices like banana bread.

And while chocolate babka is more popular, the traditional Jewish recipe calls for a spiced cinnamon filling.

So, if you’re looking for an authentic babka recipe, this is it right here.

6. Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s nothing quite like a freshly baked batch of chocolate chip cookies. And with this easy recipe, you can enjoy them whenever you want.

These cookies are ridiculously crispy around the edges and insanely chewy, chocolatey, and ooey-gooey in the middle.

One bite, and you’ll see how they got their name.

So if you’ve never made cookies with bread flour before, let this be a sign to run to the kitchen!

7. Sugar-Doodle Vanilla Cookies 

Can’t choose between sugar cookies and snickerdoodles? Have them both!

The sugar-doodle is a fun mash-up that yields light and airy cookies. They’re crisp around the edges and pillowy in the middle.

Sweetened with brown sugar, they also have a deep, caramel-like flavor.

And the key to their success? Bread flour!

8. Hot Cross Buns 

Hot cross buns are fragrant, fluffy, flavorful, and nothing short of fabulous!

Infused with cinnamon, orange zest, and allspice, these buns will greet you with sweet and warming flavors in every bite.

You’ll mix sultanas into the dough, giving you a chewy contrast to the impossibly light dough.

Serve them with apricot jam glaze on top. Or try them toasted with salted butter!

9. Homemade Cheese Bread

This loaf of cheese bread is marvelously soft, wonderfully chewy, insanely buttery, and loaded with streaks and swirls of melted cheddar cheese.

Need I say more?

To make it extra hard to resist, brush the top with garlic and herb butter before baking.

The bread will soak up the flavors as it bakes, giving it an even bolder, deeper taste.

10. Homemade Flatbread Pizza

I know pizza deliveries are easy, but nothing beats a homemade, freshly baked pizza.

First of all, this flatbread pizza will fill your entire house with a heavenly, herby aroma. One whiff will make you drool.

And once you bite into it? You’ll love its soft and chewy textures so much you might just forget your name.

Top it with whatever you like, be it chicken, beef, veggies, or just a ton of cheese.

11. Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies may look plain and simple, but get ready to be blown away.

Packed with richness, they’re one of the best salty-sweet treats out there.

Ordinary recipes call for all-purpose flour. They’re all well and good, but this one is next level.

These cookies are a lot chewier, and it’s all thanks to the bread flour. 

12. Chewy Brownies

Exceptionally chewy, fudgy, and chocolatey with a crisp and crackly crust on top, these bad boys are impossible to resist.

The combination of melted butter and cocoa powder gives them the richest, most decadent flavor possible. 

Add chocolate chips for a layer of ooey-gooey chocolatey goodness.

13. Moist Banana Bread

Got a few overripe bananas sitting on your counter? Instead of tossing them out, throw them into a bowl and make this impossibly moist banana bread!

Combine mashed, overripe bananas with bread flour, butter, and a few other baking staples, and you’ll get the most delectable treat.

Perfectly sweet, pleasantly moist, and bursting with a tropical flavor, it’s a must-make.

14. Homemade Breadsticks

Do you dream of warm, soft, buttery breadsticks? Then you’ll love this simple recipe!

They’re easy to make and can be jazzed up with toppings like cheese, herbs, or even garlic butter. 

Plus, they’re perfect for dipping in your favorite sauces or spreads.

Trust me, once you’ve tried homemade breadsticks, you’ll never go back to the store-bought version again!

15. Homemade Hamburger Buns

Making your own hamburger buns is a piece of cake (or bread). All you need is bread flour, yeast, water, and some basic pantry staples. 

No fancy equipment necessary – just mix everything together, knead the dough, let it rise, shape it into buns, and bake. 

The result? Homemade buns that will make any burger taste restaurant quality. 

16. Conchas

Conchas (Mexican bread) are some of my favorite treats. 

You’ll make light and fluffy bread, then roll the dough in cinnamon sugar to create the signature “shell” design on top. 

Conchas can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat or dessert, but they’re also amazing for sandwiches or as a base for French toast. 

Make this sweet Mexican treat, and you’ll never go back to plain bread again.

17. Overnight, Refrigerator Focaccia

How does freshly baked bread for breakfast sound? And no, you don’t need to be up with the sun to make it!

This overnight refrigerator focaccia bread is a total game-changer.

The secret is to let the bread dough rest for 48 hours before baking. It’s a lot of waiting time, I know, but the reward will be worth it!

The cool temperatures slow down the yeast, resulting in irresistibly chewy bread with crispy edges. 

As for the toppings? Go nuts!

From traditional olive oil and herbs to more unconventional options like BBQ pulled pork and pickled jalapeños, the possibilities are endless. 

18. Soft Homemade Pretzel Bites

Got a craving for Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel bites? There’s no need to go to the mall – just head to your kitchen and get baking.

Homemade pretzel bites are perfect for snacking, and they’re easier to make than you might think.

Just make a simple dough of bread flour, yeast, and other baking staples, let it rest for a bit, then shape it into small balls, and into the oven they go.

Serve them with melted butter and your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy.

19. No-Knead Brioche Pull-Apart Bread

This brioche pull-apart bread is buttery, pillowy, and simply delicious.

The fact that there’s no kneading is just a bonus.

Serve it hot, and watch as everyone eagerly pulls it apart.

20. Morning Buns

This next bread is like buttery, flaky croissants tossed in cinnamon sugar and shaped into round buns.

What a great way to start the day!

Unfortunately, the recipe calls for laminated dough, which is…well, a pain in the butt to make!

As a baker who’s made a million homemade croissants over the years, take my advice and buy the dough ready-made.

I promise, in recipes like this where the dough isn’t the star (like croissants), you won’t know any different.

21. Pull-Apart Potato Rolls

Potato bread is a delicious addition to any meal. And it’s a great way to use up any leftover mash you might have!

It goes right into the dough, giving it a pleasant taste and texture.

For a fun twist, try substituting sweet potato or flavored mashed potatoes like garlic or cheddar. 

No matter how you make them, these potato rolls will be a hit.

22. Danish Kringle

If you’ve never had a Danish kringle, you’re seriously missing out. 

This delicious treat, popular in Scandinavian countries, is made with bread flour and filled with yummy additions like nuts, fruit, chocolate, and more. 

The dough is rolled out into a large circle and filled with the toppings of your choice. It’s then twisted into a spiral shape and baked to golden perfection. 

The result is a flaky, crispy outer layer and a gooey center that will have your taste buds singing.

23. Glazed Donuts (Krispy Kreme Recipe Copycat)

I have a serious weakness for soft, glazed donuts.

But as tasty as baked donuts are, you just can’t beat yeast-raised donuts. They’re so fluffy, I just can’t get enough.

So if you’re going to spend hours making and proofing donut dough, it really should be the best. And Krispy Kreme reigns supreme.

24. Cheddar Beer Bread Rolls

Ever wondered what beer can do to bread? Try this recipe and find out!

Bread has a distinct malty flavor, and the carbonation ensures the dough is nice and fluffy.

Of course, it’s also perfectly chewy, thanks to the bread flour and cheddar.

Serve this with a hearty stew or chili. Yum!

25. Cardamom Cranberry Bread

If you’re looking for a unique autumn breakfast bread, stop scrolling.

This bread has the warm, spiced scent of cardamom, the sweetness and chewiness of cranberries, and the softness of freshly-baked bread.

To say it’s fall-tastic is an understatement.

26. Chocolate-Cherry Sourdough Bread

This decadent sourdough loaf combines tart cherries and rich dark chocolate for a tasty twist on traditional sourdough bread. 

Made with bread flour and cultured with a sourdough starter, it’s deliciously chewy and irresistibly tangy. 

If you’re interested in bread making at all, I highly recommend getting a sourdough starter going.

It seems like a lot of work in the beginning, but once it’s established, you just need to feed it once a week or so.

27. Homemade Bagels

Tired of plain, store-bought bagels for breakfast? Why not try making them at home? 

It may sound intimidating, but with the right ingredients and some elbow grease, homemade bagels are more than worth the effort.

28. King Cake 

Ah, king cake – the sweet treat synonymous with Mardi Gras celebrations. But what exactly is it? 

Well, it’s a circular bread usually made with bread flour that’s filled with deliciousness like cinnamon or cream cheese.

Topped with icing and colored sugar, it’s a stunning representation of the Mardi Gras colors. 

It’s also sometimes filled with small trinkets, with the person who receives the piece containing the trinket dubbed “King” for the day (hence the name). 

Pretty fun, huh?

29. Iced Finger Buns

Iced finger buns are a classic British/Australian treat that’s a little unusual when you think about it.

It’s basically white bread covered in icing. Think a hot dog bun with a sweet glaze.

And believe it or not, these treats are often enjoyed for breakfast! You can even find them cut down the middle and filled with whipped cream!

30. Pita Bread

This soft and fluffy bread is commonly used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, but you can also make it at home with ease!

You can serve it on its own or use it as a vessel for sandwiches and dips. Of course, it makes excellent homemade pizzas, too.

30 Best Bread Flour Recipes and Menu Ideas

Get ready to enjoy some seriously fluffy baked goods courtesy of these easy bread flour recipes. I’m talking savory buns, bagels, cakes, cookies, and more.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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