23 Homemade Breads to Fit Any Schedule

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Fresh-baked bread is a special treat, a delicious treasure of a home-cooked meal. But we know how hard it can be to tackle bread. Some days you have a whole day to devote to the kneading, rising, and tending of a loaf of artisan bread. Other days, you don't think about bread until 15 minutes before the meal. Well, you know what? We're here to tell you that you can indeed get hot biscuits on the table in 15 minutes.

Today we've gathered up our favorite bread recipes and sorted them by the time it takes to make them. How much time do you have to make bread today — 15 minutes? An hour? Three hours? More? Whether you have an hour or a day, you can enjoy fresh bread with your supper.

IF YOU HAVE A HALF HOUR OR LESS
15-Minute Cream Biscuits
Buttermilk Biscuits
Yogurt Biscuits with Dill
Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

IF YOU HAVE 1 HOUR
No-Time Bread
Mom's Rosemary Focaccia
Cornmeal, Parmesan, and Poppy Seed Crackers
Homemade Flour Tortillas

IF YOU HAVE 3 HOURS
Rustic Flatbread
Homemade Pita Bread
Chickpea Socca Flatbread

IF YOU HAVE 5 HOURS
Ciabatta Rolls and Loaves
Lemon and Sea Salt Focaccia
Herbed Olive Oil Fantail Rolls

IF YOU HAVE ALL DAY (OR WANT TO START THE NIGHT BEFORE)
These recipes can all easily be made in a day, but you could also start them the night before, refrigerate the dough, and bake them the next afternoon before dinner.

No-Knead Bread
Basic Homemade Artisan Boule
Beginner Sourdough Loaf
No-Knead Bread in a Hurry
Multi-Grain Peasant Bread
Potato Dough Rolls
No-Knead Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
No-Knead Cheddar and Chiles Bread
Pan Co'Santi No-Knead Walnut Bread - Start this one the night before

What kind of bread do you most often have with dinner?

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(Originally published December 12, 2011)

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