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...
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
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
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
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.
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
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.