Our favourite bread recipes:

Easy, tasty, and anyone can make them!

 

From biscuits to buns to English muffins, bread is delicious – and so easy to make,

anyone can take on the art of bread-making!

The following recipes are creations we have been provided with by

our readers, clients, and of course, others which we have come across while

researching recipes... But we've made them all, and they're SUPER!

Next time you feel crafty, try one of these – ANY one of these recipes, 

and the only thing that'll make you sorry is that you'll be devouring your

next bun or loaf all by yourself!

Herbed Cottage Cheese Biscuits

Recipe and images: Kevin Lee Jacobs - "agardenforthehouse.com"

Kevin calls these biscuits "not your run-of-the-mill biscuits," because they are creamy with cottage cheese, flakey with butter, and perfectly perfumed with parsley and basil. They are just delicious, and sooo easy to make! (Plus, no yeast is required for this recipe).

You'll need:

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 cup full-fat cottage cheese (Note: We used low-fat cottage cheese and
    they turned out great!)

  • 1/2 cup whole milk (Note again: We used 1% milk... yep, just as good!)

  • 6 tablespoons cold, diced butter

  • 3 tablespoon fresh, minced herbs, such as parsley and basil

Kevin's instructions: (to see step-by-step baking instructions, visit Kevin's link HERE), otherwise:

  1. Tip the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large bowl. Whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, mix together the cottage cheese and milk. Sprinkle the butter over the flour mixture, add the minced herbs, and cut the butter into the flour with your fingers or a pastry cutter. Don't over mix! Tip the cottage cheese mixture into the dry ingredients, and stir with fork just until a soft dough is achieved.

  2. Dump the dough onto a lightly-floured surface, and gingerly form it into a ball. Pat or roll the ball into a rough shape, approximately 1/2-inch-thick. Cut out rounds with a 2 1/4-inch-diameter biscuit cutter. Cut the rounds closely together, to achieve as many rounds as possible from the first pressing of the dough. Then gather any scraps, roll or press them to the proper thickness, and continue cutting out biscuits.

  3. Transfer the biscuits to a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them at 1 inch apart. At this point you can freeze them on their baking sheet. When solidly frozen, pack into a zip-lock bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.

  4. When you are ready to bake, center the oven rack, and preheat the oven to 425°F. Bake until puffed and slightly golden -- 14-18 minutes. Cool briefly on a wire rack. Serve warm with butter. Delicious!

Easy Dinner Rolls

Recipe and images: Kelly Senyei - "justataste.com"

We've had many readers make this recipe and LOVE IT. They reported back that it's easy to follow and that these rolls turn out insanely fluffy, buttery, and perfect for indulging in! 

You will need: 

  • 1 (1/4-oz.) packet active dry yeast

  • 1/4 cup warm water (we found warm tap is fine, as long as it's on the hot-ish side)

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup whole milk

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for brushing

  • Large-flake sea salt (optional, for topping... but you don't necessarily need it)

Here's how to make these babies!

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the warm water, yeast and sugar. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes.

  2. Add 1 cup of the flour, as well as the salt, whole milk and melted butter and beat for 2 minutes.

  3. Add an additional 1 cup of flour and beat on high speed for 2 minutes until the dough begins to form a ball. (If the dough is still very sticky, add an additional 1/4 cup flour as needed.)

  4. Lightly flour your work surface. Scrape the dough onto your work surface, and using the heel of your hand, knead it for 2 minutes then place the dough in a greased bowl and cover the bowl with a towel. Set the bowl in a dark, warm place for 30 minutes until it has doubled in size.

  5. Grease an 8-inch round pan with cooking spray or butter.

  6. Divide the dough into 12 pieces then roll each piece into a ball and arrange the balls in the prepared pan. Cover the pan with a towel then return it to a dark, warm place for 30 minutes.

  7. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Uncover the rolls then bake them for 20 to 25 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked through.

  8. Remove the rolls from the oven, brush them with additional melted butter and immediately sprinkle them with the sea salt (optional). Serve them warm.

Kelly has further instructions for making these ahead of time, and leaving the baking for when you will actually need them... read more HERE and check out some other recipes while you're there!

Pan-baked English Muffins

Recipe and images: Kevin Lee Jacobs - "agardenforthehouse.com"

If you can whip up pancakes, then you can easily whip up these tasty English Muffins!
They are chewy, soft, and super easy to make. You will need some metal rings for this recipe , like the ones shown below (which are 3-1/2" diameter) and are sold at many department stores like Walmart or The Bay, or even online through Amazon... like HERE

After you make your own in just a jiffy, you will never want to buy the ready-made and pre-packaged ones at the supermarket!

What you will need: (makes 6-8 muffins)

  • 1 cup warm (100°F) water

  • 1/2 cup warm (100°F) milk

  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt dissolved in 3 tablespoons warm water

How to make them:

(For a step-by-step visual instruction sheet by Kevin, follow his link HERE).

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the water, milk, and yeast. Add the flour, and slowly stir 100 times in the same direction to activate the gluten. The dough will have the same consistency as a thick pancake batter. Cover with plastic wrap, and set someplace warm until the batter doubles in volume and is bubbly -- about 1 1/2 hours.

  2. Sprinkle the dissolved salt over the batter. Then stir in the same direction 25 times, to deflate the dough and to incorporate the salt. Cover again, and let rest until doubled in size and bubbly. (These bubbles create all those nooks and crannies you want.)

  3. Preheat a large skillet over a medium-low flame. (If using an electric skillet, preheat to 300°F). Arrange up to 6 (3 1/2-inch-diameter) English muffin rings in the skillet. Spray the inside of the rings, and also the surface below them, with vegetable spray. Then spoon or ladle the batter into the rings, filling them no more than halfway full. Cover the skillet, and let the muffins cook until their tops feel dry to the touch -- 8-9 minutes. Using tongs, remove the rings from the muffins. Then use a spatula to flip the muffins over. Cook this side for 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack.

Kevin further says that this batter can easily be doubled up, as left over muffins can be frozen - just allow for them to cool to room temperature and then freeze in a zippy-type bag. 

Try some of our other gluten-free bread-like recipes:

cauliflower pizza crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Grain-free, gluten-free goodness!

cooking a pupusa

Corn "Pupusa" Patties

Gluten-free, easy, topping-friendly!

Gluten-free Crepes

So easy, so healthy!

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