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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