Attention bread lovers! If you want to learn more about some of the best types of bread, read on.
Who doesn’t love bread? It’s hearty, delicious, and super versatile. No matter the time of day, it’s always a great option.
You can count on bagels for breakfast and basically just about any bread for lunch and dinner.
So for today’s roundup, I’ve collected recipes for different types of bread you can make at home.
Some are easy, such as banana and pumpkin bread. Others require a bit more time and effort, like the naan and brioche.
You can be new to bread-making or already experienced. There’s a perfect recipe for you here, regardless.
Put on your aprons and preheat the oven. Let the baking begin!
If you like your bread with a crisp and crunchy crust, the baguette is the perfect option.
This French bread is exactly that, with a soft and chewy interior, to boot.
A baguette is made with just four simple ingredients: flour, yeast, salt, and water. It requires a bit of time and effort, though.
But if you’re not up for the challenge, then this recipe’s for you.
It simplifies the process and eliminates the need to knead without compromising quality.
Pita bread is a Greek staple made from wheat. It’s soft and fluffy with a mild flavor.
Its flatness makes it perfect for making gyros and of course, pita pockets.
This is the first of many recipes in this roundup that calls for yeast, which means kneading and proofing are required.
So, if you’re thinking about making it, plan ahead.
Ciabatta is the Italian counterpart of the baguette. That said, it’s also crispy and crunchy on the outside, and tender and chewy on the inside.
Just like baguettes, ciabattas are also elongated, but a little bit broader.
Another big difference is that a ciabatta has big air holes in the dough, making it chewier.
The secret is to bake the dough at a higher hydration level. Don’t worry, this recipe will teach you everything you need to know.
4. Roti Canai
From France, Greece, and Italy, let’s head on over to India. Roti canai is a southern Indian flatbread that’s crispy, flaky, and buttery.
While the bread does hail from India, it’s also very popular in Malaysia.
It pairs perfectly with curry sauce and daal. But you can also enjoy it as a sweet treat! Just sprinkle it with sugar, and voila.
Naan is another very well-known Indian flatbread. It’s soft, puffy, and excellent for dipping into curries and stews.
It’s traditionally baked in a tandoor, which is a large cylindrical clay oven.
I don’t expect you to have one, which is fine, because you can also make naan on the stovetop.
Brioche is a golden, buttery, and puffy French bread that almost melts in your mouth.
It gets its signature texture and golden hue from using high quantities of butter and eggs. Yum!
Brioche is perfect for making sandwiches, while day-old leftovers are excellent for making French toast.
While soft, fluffy, and delicious, white bread isn’t the healthiest choice.
Enter, this multi-grain bread.
It has the same flavor and texture profile as white bread. But it’s 10 times more wholesome.
It also gets additional nutty and earthy flavors from said ingredients. It’s a win-win!
While it looks similar to naan, paratha bread is flakier, hence, more delicious (at least in my book).
The dough is rolled several times with ghee, creating numerous layers that make the bread extra flaky and buttery.
Serve paratha alongside curries for a hearty meal. For a light snack, enjoy it as-is with a side of chai tea for dipping.
10. Rye Bread
Rye bread is a crusty and tender bread perfect for sandwiches such as Reubens and grilled cheeses.
What makes it stand out is its dark brown hue and sweet-earthy flavors. It’s all thanks to rye flour, molasses, and cocoa powder.
For extra flavor, add aromatic, anise-tasting caraway seeds.
If you love burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and the like, consider making your own tortillas.
It’s much cheaper and surprisingly easy! More importantly, homemade tortillas taste so much better than store-bought.
I’m telling you, once you’ve tried these tortillas, you’ll never want to go anywhere near the store-bought kind again.
While it is a staple at Jewish holidays, challah can and should be served any time, any day.
It’s soft and pillowy with a beautiful golden crust. Plus, the braided dough looks simply irresistible.
I don’t know about you, but that’s the kind of bread I want every day.
Sourdough bread is extra special in that it calls for a sourdough starter instead of commercial yeast.
If you’re not familiar, a sourdough starter is like a “wild” yeast made by fermenting flour and water.
It takes around 5-8 days to ferment, but it’s worth the wait.
14. Potato Bread
For a soft and fluffy, yet sturdy sandwich bread, I highly recommend using mashed potatoes.
Yep, you read that right! I can’t explain the science behind it, but mashed potatoes make softer and fluffier bread.
You don’t have to believe me, though. Just try this recipe and see for yourself.
Make guilt-free sandwiches with homemade whole wheat bread! It’s delicious, nutritious, and easier to make than you think.
First of all, it only calls for 5 simple ingredients. Plus, there’s no kneading required.
Just mix the ingredients until it forms into a dough and leave it alone for 20 minutes. It’ll be ready for the oven after that.
It’s English muffins in loaf form.
Instead of individual muffins, you get an entire loaf. That’s a lot of sandwiches you can make with just one recipe.
This English muffin loaf is full of craters, which are perfect for trapping in more honey, butter, jam, or any spread.
It freezes well and also sturdy enough to make into French toasts. Seriously, there’s nothing this bread can’t do!
Hearty, chewy, and delicious, there’s never a bad time for freshly-baked New York bagels.
One whiff of this baked good brings me instant satisfaction.
Fun fact: unlike any other bread on this list, bagels are the only ones that require boiling before baking.
That’s what gives them their signature texture: chewy with a crisp outer crust.
It sounds a tad intimidating, but don’t let the name fool you.
Russian Borodinsky bread is so ridiculously delicious, one bite will get you hooked.
This Russian bread is made with dark rye flour and molasses, which is why it’s extra soft and moist.
It’s also infused with coriander and caraway, giving it a warmer flavor than regular rye bread.
No, this bread won’t put a damper on your meals. On the contrary, it’ll make them extra special.
Damper is an Australian bread with a soft and chewy texture and a creamy and buttery flavor.
Back in the day, it was cooked by burying dough in campfire coals. You can still choose this method, but the oven will do, too.
20. Banana Bread
Banana bread requires no introduction.
It’s fluffy, tender, moist, and loaded with flavor, which is basically everything you can ask for in a quick bread.
The fact that it’s one of the easiest recipes in this roundup is just a plus.
Grissini are also called breadsticks, but they shouldn’t be confused with the soft and fluffy ones from Olive Garden.
This pencil-shaped Italian bread is crisp and dry.
Crispy and fragrant, grissini are great for snacking on their own.
For a fancy appetizer, wrap the sticks in prosciutto or serve them with dips and spreads.
22. Pumpkin Bread
Who doesn’t love the fantastic fall flavors of classic pumpkin bread?
This bread is wildly moist and bursting with the goodness of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.
Serve it with coffee or tea for a scrumptious autumn breakfast or snack.
23. Irish Soda Bread
Here’s another quick bread you’ll crave again and again.
Irish soda bread is dense yet tender with a crispy golden brown crust.
Flavored with buttermilk and cold butter, this bread is extremely buttery, to say the least.
Instead of yeast, baking soda and buttermilk are used to make the dough rise. This means no kneading or proofing is required.
24. White Bread
This list isn’t complete without white bread now, is it?
This recipe is easy and yields unbelievably tall, fluffy, and tender white bread.
It’s simple, but when it comes to making the perfect sandwiches, it gets the job done.
25. Garlic Bread
No pasta is complete without a side of toasted garlic bread. It’s crisp, buttery, and garlicky. Simply put, it’s delicious.
The best part is there’s no need to make bread from scratch here!
Just slice up store-bought French or Italian bread, slather it with garlic and butter, and pop it into the toaster or oven.
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