Breads for beginners

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What to do when you’ve tried everything? For many the desire to get in the kitchen and try their hand at some baking is often accompanied by the dilemma of what to do with all their creations. There’s only so many cupcakes one household can eat, and it might not always be appropriate for you to be distributing your homemade bounty to your neighbours. For those looking for an alternative, baking bread provides an exciting new rest and relaxation activity to try. Practical and delicious, the benefits of baking bread range from the mere nutritional to the invigorating challenge of trying something new. With that in mind we suggest here the best breads for new bakers to try their hand at!

What will I need to make bread?

  • Oven 
  • Rolling pin
  • Flour 
  • Yeast 
  • Sugar 
  • Oil 
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Time 


What type of bread shall I make?

Brought to you by the bakers at kitchnn, this punny No-Knead bread is cited as perfect for beginners: “this loaf is the simplest bread we know how to bake at home and it requires no stand mixer, no starter, no special knowledge, and no kneading.”

For those short of time, Mel’s kitchen suggests this Diving 1-Hour Homemade Breadstick recipe. Mel’s blog is great for those beginners looking for the tips and tricks of the trade as she shares her insights of over twenty years of baking: “That little touch of butter is magic and gives the bottom crust of the breadsticks a delightful, buttery, golden, crackly texture.”

Sourdough Bread has taken on new levels of trendiness in 2020, so for those looking to impress their friends we suggest The Clever Carrot’s Sourdough Bread: A Beginner’s Guide. Covering all the technical aspects of bread making, as well as its creative styles, The Clever Carrot also recommends sourdough for its health benefits: “The naturally occurring acids and long fermentation help to break down the gluten, making it more digestible and easy for the body to absorb.”