31 Homemade Bread Go-To's

Making bread from scratch just got simple. These recipes PROOF that it can be easy and flavorful. Get ready to RISE up and conquer the possible.

Ciabatta

"I've used this exact recipe for a long time now. It's the best bread ever! My loaves bake up fine. I spray water on the hot oven floor to make a nice crust on the bread. If you don't have a stone, you can go to your local home improvement center and get unglazed quarry tiles to line your oven rack."

-luvmybge

Rosemary Garlic Focaccia

"Fabulous! I have made this twice and it was excellent both times. I served it with chicken and caesar salad, and then another time at a girls lunch with chicken salad!”

-Arctic Mama

Romano's Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread

“This bread turned out amazing. It was my first attempt baking bread in general, and I found it to be a great beginner recipe. Next time, I will add more garlic, I felt it really enhanced the flavor and paired well with the rosemary.”

-Olivia S.

Quick Yeast Bread

“I have made this several times now, and it is wonderful! Great flavor and great texture. It makes a beautiful, slightly yeasty bread that is not too sweet, or too savory. It has a very balanced taste that makes it appropriate for dinner bread, breakfast toast or sandwiches.”

-Pattihouse

Failproof Bread Machine French Bread

"This bread is the best! The flavor is perfectly balanced, just the right amount of salt, and the crust is amazing- slightly crisp, but not in the least bit heavy.”

-Lieutenant Ducky

Gluten Free French Bread

"This is a great gluten-free bread. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out terrific, though I put the whole thing into a regular loaf pan. It made a lovely loaf of bread for slicing."

-peganmn

Famous Challah

"This has become the challah recipe that I will pass down to my children. Seriously, the best challah I have ever had.”

-Ezzies Mama

Basic Sourdough Bread

"This makes a fabulous loaf of bread! Easy and simple with wonderful results! I used my bread machine's dough cycle for the kneading.”

-SaraFish

Home-Baked Bagels

"These turned out wonderfully! I had never tried making my own bagels and these were completely delicious, not to mention easy! I topped half with sesame seeds and half with sunflower seeds.”

-princessbride029

World's Best Cinnamon Raisin Bread

“Made these last week, and they were a hit. I made two loaves. We had family over for dinner, so we served the bread. My husband didn’t want to share!”

-swainwri_9132077

Quick Soft Breadsticks

"Awesome recipe! These are so easy and taste great. I brushed them with butter when they came out of the oven. I dipped mine in marinara sauce, and my husband had honey on his. This is a keeper!”

-Greeny4444

Buttery Yeast Rolls

“Super amazing! Light, fluffy, rich and buttery. I made them for Thanksgiving, and they were truly the star of the show. And it is true, the dough makes the best cinnamon roll dough.”

-kathylgerson

Golden Crust Yeast Bread

“This is a very nice, soft, chewy bread with a nice crust. Perfect for sandwiches. It has a nice flavor to it, and although I have only used light colored beers, I am sure darker beer would be just as good.“

-Chipfo

The Best Rosemary Focaccia Bread

"Really good! I was looking for a way to use my last zucchini and fresh herbs. I’m glad I decided on this recipe. It was delish”

-Linajjac

Bread Machine Challah

“I have made this several times. My family loves it. I use a bread machine on the dough cycle, and then bake it in the oven in a loaf pan. It doesn’t last long at our house!”

-ruthiefoster55

Easy Dinner Rolls

"These were excellent! I thought the taste was wonderful, and they looked beautiful. The dough was so easy to work with and rose just fine for me. I served these as part of my Thanksgiving meal, and everyone commented on how light and fluffy these rolls were.”

-HeatherFeather

Homemade Naan

"Who knew something so delicious could be this easy to make at home?"

-VeggiesByCandlelight

Yeast Biscuits

“Amazing! These are so good. Everyone in my family can't believe I made these, since they taste better than the store bought kind. It's now my go to recipe. I do recommend rolling these thick, so then they are bigger biscuits.”

-Cyndi A.

Rustic French Bread

"I'm a newbie at baking bread and I have made this recipe a few times. We loved it. I've added quite a few ingredients on occasion like garlic, cheese, pineapple juice, or even cinnamon and it always turns out great. This is my go-to basic bread recipe."

-Tegan W.

Maple Brioche Rolls

A take on pull-apart monkey bread, with a rich flavor from the eggs.

Sourdough Starter

You can't make sourdough bread without a starter! This not only gives it life and makes your dough rise, but also gives it the delicious taste you ultimately desire.

Bread Machine Hamburger Buns

"This was amazing! The egg wash made them gorgeously golden and the taste was fabulous!"

-crazy but capable

The Best Focaccia Bread

"Wow. This is incredibly easy to make, and tastes delicious. It really only took me an hour to make the bread, and it rose and browned beautifully. I topped my bread with the olive oil, parmesan, a bit of sea salt, a light layer of an artichoke & caper tapenade I had in the fridge, and then some sliced fresh tomatoes. Really, you could go nuts with toppings on the bread and try a lot of different combinations!”

-Lizzie-Babette

Pumpernickel Quick Bread

“This is a neat little loaf of bread! It goes together quick, and it comes out nice and light, just like cake! It’s great plain, or with butter on top!”

-Laudee

Sourdough French Bread

"There is nothing like fresh bread and this is my version of my all time favorite."

-Nimzie

English Muffins

"These were very good! They look just like the muffins you buy in stores, but taste much better. These bake in the skillet on top of the stove, just like pancakes!”

-HeatherFeather

Honey Oat Bread

“I’ve made this a few times, and it has been great each time. It is the best sandwich bread we have found. This is my daughter's favorite bread that I make.”

-Margaret F.

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

"Oh my goodness, these pitas are fabulous, and the recipe is so easy! I put them in a covered bowl to steam while they cooled. The taste and texture is out of this world.”

-Linorama

Caraway Rye Bread

“Is there an OMG rating? If so, this recipe gets it! The loaf rose beautifully, and has a light, crisp crust with a soft, tender interior. We haven’t even started making dinner yet but we’ve eaten half the loaf! We love Reubens, and I know this will be the perfect bread for them.”

-Tinkerbell

Czech Sourdough Rye Bread

“I know nothing about Czech bread, but the taste is all over this. Using the bread machine takes making rye bread to a new ease. It has a great crusty outside, and a light and fluffy interior, with a great rye flavor.”

-Bonnie G 2

Rye Buttermilk Bread

“A very excellent bread for the bread machine. It came out perfect, and was very flavorful. It goes terrific with a hearty meal, or on it’s own as a snack with preserves!”

-Thymestudio

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