Have you ever tried making your own bread? I know that over the last few years it seems that everyone was doing it. Personally, I love making bread, all kinds of bread, actually, it's such a lot of fun and so rewarding.
If you are keen to try making your own bread, that is the kind of thing that is definitely worth spending your time and effort on. After all, bread making is a really fun and enjoyable process, and the kind of thing that you are definitely going to want to consider trying out for yourself at least once or twice in your life.
Over the years I've made many different types of bread. In this post, I am going to take a look specifically at a few types of bread you may want to consider making if you are just learning to do so. I'm specifically not discussing gluten free bread here but if you are interested in me doing a post about that, please let me know in the comments section below.
This is the first loaf that everyone should try to make at home, and it might be a lot easier than you think to do so. The truth is that this is the basic bread that everyone begins with, and yet it remains one of the most delicious things you can ever create in your own kitchen. For this loaf, you’ll need strong white bread flour, a touch of salt, some dried active yeast and some water. The real challenge is in the kneading, but the best way to learn it is by doing, so give it a go and see.
Check out my recipe and best tips - if you want to start making bread for the first time, start here.
You don’t always have to use yeast if you want to make bread, however. There is also the option to make Irish soda bread, a very old style of bread which uses flour and milk and a little water, and you create a rough dough with that and no yeast. My recipe uses buttermilk for a softer texture.
It is obviously unrisen, but it can be a very delicious bread to make - and it is usually very simple and quick to throw together too, which is a definite plus of course. So it’s one that you should definitely try making if you are keen to give bread a go at home.
Another type of bread that doesn’t use yeast is corn flour bread. This is actually one of the oldest types of bread in the world, and it’s one that you are definitely going to want to think about if you are keen to try something quick and easy again. There are also different types of it, so you might want to try an arepas recipe for dinner tonight if you want to get started easily, or something else altogether, and either way it will be delicious.
For something a little fancier, you might want to try your hand at focaccia. This Italian style traditional bread is very delicious, usually covered in olive oil and often served with cherry tomatoes and basil. It’s a long process to make, but it’s worth the effort expended, and you will find that you can create a really beautiful dish with focaccia as your base. So it’s something you will want to have in your repertoire at least.
Those are just some of the breads that you should try to make at home if you want to make sure you are creating some amazing ones. If you have tried all of these and want to try other recipes, check out this blog post with five more easy recipes.
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June 16, 2023