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So, I hear you want to bake bread! That's music to my bread-loving ears. Even if you've never opened a package of yeast or taken your KitchenAid's dough hook out of the box, don't worry about a thing. Here are our three easiest, most basic, and most foolproof bread recipes for you to try first, plus plenty of helpful tips and tutorials to make sure your first loaf is a success.

3 Basic Bread Recipes to Make First

Bread-Making Tips & Advice:

When You're Ready for More:

This post was requested by Monica for Reader Request Week 2013.

(Images: Emma Christensen)