8 of Our Best New Recipes for Bread Bakers

8 of Our Best New Recipes for Bread Bakers

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Kelli Foster
Dec 22, 2017
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This is the year I became a bread baker. And while it still feels foreign to say that, it's true. I'm still learning the ropes, but with the help of these recipes and more on the site, I conquered my fear of yeasted-dough, learned that cream biscuits totally give you the most bang for your buck, and expanded my quick bread repertoire. Whether you count yourself as a bread baker too, or aspire to be one, you'll enjoy these favorites from 2017.

1. Moist & Cakey Banana Bread

No matter what your experience as a bread baker is, this quick bread is suitable for everyone. This recipe calls for six bananas, which might seem like a lot, but it makes for the most tender, moist, flavorful banana bread you will bake.

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2. Fast and Fancy Lemon Biscuits

This play on easy, classic cream biscuits skews slightly sweet and comes out of the oven feeling downright fancy. I love them with a spread of jam in the morning, or piled high with fruit and cream for dessert.

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3. How To Make 2-Ingredient Griddled Flatbreads

If your intention is to bake more bread in the coming year, this is a simple recipe you've got to add to your lineup. Use them to roll up a bunch of your favorite ingredients and as a partner to hummus and dips.

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4. Pull-Apart Challah Rolls

These pull-apart challah rolls are tender, rich with eggs, and baked in a regular baking dish, with no braiding required.

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5. Buttery Cheddar Herb Rolls

These pillowy dinner rolls are scented with fresh herbs and have sharp cheddar cheese in not just one but two places: Cheese is both kneaded into the dough and sprinkled generously over the top to form a golden-brown toasted crust.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

6. Carrot Quick Bread

Do yourself a favor when making this sweet quick bread, and skip the bag of pre-shredded carrots from the produce section. It's worth the effort to prep them at home with a box grater, and you'll be rewarded with a more flavorful, moist loaf.

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7. Strawberry Cream Cheese Swirly Buns

I like to describe these recipe as fruit and cheese danish meets your favorite cinnamon roll, but way better. I lost count of how many times I made these buns this year, so it feels safe telling you that even the most reluctant baker can pull off the fancy yet deceptively easy buns.

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8. How To Make a Cheese Danish for a Crowd

And speaking of cheese danish, you should also give this yeasted-dough recipe a try. It will remind you of the Entenmann's danish of your youth, but so much better.

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