24 delicious breads

From perfect sourdough to zesty cornbread to drool-worthy banana bread, these recipes will have you firing up your oven in 3...2...1...

Sunset Centennial Sourdough

James Carrier

Sunset Centennial Sourdough

Make the West's iconic bread from scratch using our easy, no-fail starter recipe.

Recipe: Sunset Centennial Sourdough

True Whole-Wheat Bread

Alex Farnum

True Whole-Wheat Bread

A bread that's 100 percent whole-grain can be dense and dry, but this one, by Lorrette Patzwald, who works with Ponsford's Place in San Rafael, California, is a revelation--moist and springy, with amazing depth of flavor.

Recipe: True Whole-Wheat Bread

Leek and Walnut Bread

James Carrier

Leek and Walnut Bread

Leeks and crunchy walnuts flavor this hearty whole-wheat loaf.

Recipe:  Leek and Walnut Bread

Beer Rye Bread

Annabelle Breakey

Beer Rye Bread

This recipe produces a mild-tasting loaf with a tender crumb.

Recipe: Beer Rye Bread

Grilled Rosemary Flatbreads

Norman A. Plate

Grilled Rosemary Flatbreads

For an easier version, use thawed frozen bread dough.

Recipe: Grilled Rosemary Flatbreads

Brunch Flatbread with Eggs, Bacon, and Frisée

James Carrier

Brunch Flatbread with Eggs, Bacon, and Frisée

The dough for these flatbreads can be made the night before serving.

Recipe: Brunch Flatbread with Eggs, Bacon, and Frisée

Zaatar Flatbreads

Yunhee Kim

Zaatar Flatbreads

When you don’t have time to bake your own bread, combine olive oil and zaatar, then use on store-bought lavash or pocket bread.

Recipe: Zaatar Flatbreads

Injera (Ethiopian Flatbread)

Dan Goldberg

Injera (Ethiopian Flatbread)

In this version, buckwheat flour and club soda mimic the crumpetlike texture of real injera.

Recipe: Injera (Ethiopian Flatbread)

 

 

Chive and Thyme Pull-Apart Rolls

Leigh Beisch

Chive and Thyme Pull-Apart Rolls

Show off your garden's fresh herbs with these buttery, tender rolls.

Recipe:  Chive and Thyme Pull-Apart Rolls

Overnight Soft Herb Rolls

Leigh Beisch

Overnight Soft Herb Rolls

These rolls are so good, we could eat a dozen–and they rise overnight, so there's little to fuss with on the day you serve them.

Recipe:  Overnight Soft Herb Rolls

Squash Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Leo Gong

Squash Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Soft, cheerfully orange, and slightly sweet, these rolls are perfect for the Thanksgiving table or a special autumn dinner.

Recipe:  Squash Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Buttery Dinner Rolls

Annabelle Breakey

Buttery Dinner Rolls

This dough is so easy to work with that we find ourselves making it over and over again, with slight variations.

Recipe:  Buttery Dinner Rolls

Cornmeal-Crusted Buttermilk Biscuits

Brown Cannon III

Cornmeal-Crusted Buttermilk Biscuits

These can be shaped ahead and baked at the last minute.

Recipe: Cornmeal-Crusted Buttermilk Biscuits

Roasted Chile Cornbread

Shelly Strazis

Roasted Chile Cornbread

Tex-Mex meets California in this cornbread with personality.

Recipes: Roasted Chile Cornbread

 

Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread

Aya Brackett

Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread

For this moist, fragrant cornbread, based on a recipe in her classic Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (1997), author Deborah Madison searches farmers’ markets for interesting cornmeal, such as Floriani Red Flint (used here), Roy’s Calais, or blue corn. For a denser bread, you can use all cornmeal instead of mixing it with flour.

Recipe: Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread

Blueberry Cornbread

James Carrier

Blueberry Cornbread

Juicy sweet blueberries are tossed in the batter before baking, resulting in this unique cakelike cornbread.

Recipe: Blueberry Cornbread

Oatmeal-Currant Breakfast Bread

Leo Gong

Oatmeal-Currant Breakfast Bread

Serve this easy bread as an accompaniment to omelets. Make sure this bread is completely cool before you cut it, or it will crumble. It's even better when made a day ahead.

Recipe: Oatmeal-Currant Breakfast Bread

 

Farmer John's Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Angela Wyant

Farmer John's Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Rich spice flavors shine in this tender, cakelike bread. You can store this bread airtight at room temperature up to three days or freeze up to three months.

Recipe:  Farmer John's Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Tina Rupp

Blueberry Banana Bread

A banana chip and cinnamon streusel make this loaf bread fancy.

Recipe: Blueberry Banana Bread 

 

Classic Zucchini Bread

Alex Farnum

Classic Zucchini Bread

This recipe is neither oily nor dry, but perfectly moist.

Recipe: Classic Zucchini Bread

Pineapple Guava Quick Bread

Pineapple Guava Quick Bread

Pineapple guava, also called feijoa, is a fruit that adds a sweet-tart-floral flavor to foods like this quick bread. The glaze adds a bit of sweetness to each slice, but it's good without the glaze too.

Recipe: Pineapple Guava Quick Bread

Cranberry-Orange Bread with Grand Marnier Glaze

Leigh Beisch

Cranberry-Orange Bread with Grand Marnier Glaze

This bread is a versatile, easy-to-make crowd-pleaser, delicately laced with Grand Marnier and studded with tart dried cranberries and orange zest. It's good for breakfast or as a gift.

Recipe:  Cranberry-Orange Bread with Grand Marnier Glaze

Coconut-Milk Pudding Rolls

Leo Gong

Coconut-Milk Pudding Rolls

Try serving these tropical rolls with fruit salad for brunch.

Recipe: Coconut-Milk Pudding Rolls 

 

Orange Hot Cross Buns

Annabelle Breakey

Orange Hot Cross Buns

You’ll need to plan ahead to find or make candied orange peel (try our recipe for Candied Citrus Peel or buy from gourmet food stores or Market Hall Foods)―it’s worth it.

Recipe:  Orange Hot Cross Buns

 

 

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