Artisan Bread Recipes

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Artisan Breads are hand-crafted, hearth-baked loaves. The secret to making these beautiful rustic breads is using very wet dough.

Tartine Country Bread

The bread in the photo is Tartine Country Bread.

According to French law, true French bread may contain only the basic four ingredients and sometimes small amounts of rye flour or ascorbic acid. Contemporary French artisan bakers create many variations on the basic-four theme by using artful shapes, color, hue, crumb density, texture, and varying degrees of sourness.



Italian bakers also adhere to the basic-four rule but work with a stickier dough that contains more water. Due to the flour-to-water ratio, Italian bread is much flatter than the French version and has a moister texture and a crumb with large, irregularly shaped holes. The crust is chewy yet soft, particularly when it is brushed with olive oil.

Artisan bread recipes to inspire beautiful loaves


Artisan Bread in Five Master LoafArtisan Loaf (Boule)

Free form round loaf (boulde) adapted from the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes master formula.


Sourdough BagelsBagels – Sourdough

These bagels are made with very simple ingredients: sourdough starter, bread flour, salt, water, yeast and malt.


BaguettesBaguettes: AB in Five

The long fermentation process gives these baguettes a wonderful flavor and chewy texture.


Basic Savory BreadBasic Savory Bread

This savory bread utilizes a sponge and can be made into a basic loaf or used as the basis for a number of other delicious breads.


Pumpkin Pie BriochePumpkin Pie Brioche

This festive brioche dough includes pumpkin and is made using the Healthy Bread in Five Minutes method.


Challah -4-Strand

Recipe and instructions for making a three or four-strand braided Challah.

Shaping ChallahMaking Braided Challah

Step-by-step instructions on how to shape several different types of Challah.


Crusty Corn Stalk RollsCrusty Cornstalk Rolls

This bread resembles a cornstalk, where each roll, or ?ear of corn? is torn off the stalk and eaten as you would a roll.


Einkorn Bread SpongeEinkorn Bread

Whole wheat bread made with Einkorn flour and an overnight sponge.


Einkorn LevainEinkorn Levain

This bread is made with a levain of Einkorn flour and a mature sourdough culture.


Festive BreadsFestive Breads

Assortment of muffins, scones, bread pudding, cranberry breads, french toast recipes, harvest breads, holiday breads, pumpkin breads and rolls.


Fig and Almond BreadFig and Almond Loaf

The creator of this bread got the inspiration for his bread from the Royal Crown Bakery in Brooklyn, New York’s fig and walnut batard-shaped loaf.


Five Grain BreadFive Grain Bread with Pâte Fermentée

As the name suggests, this multigrain bread utilizes an overnight Pâte Fermentée (pre-ferment).


French BreadFrench Breads

For your bread baking enjoyment, we have recipes for making baguettes and round French Country Bread.


Garden Tomato BreadGarden Tomato Bread

This tomato bread is made with homegrown tomatoes and fresh herbs. It also includes pumpkin and sunflower seeds. It’s like eating a slice of garden.


Flax and Coconut WafflesGluten-Free Breads

Gluten free bread recipes for those who want an alternative to gluten breads. Most of the recipes are free of wheat, oats, barley, and rye. Some of the recipes are also lacto or milk-free.


Vanocka Christmas BraidHoliday Breads

An assortment of Christmas breads such as Panettone, Challah, Stollen, Sweet Breads, Fruited Breads, pull-apart breads and other Holiday baking recipes.


Neapolitan Bread

A delicious bread made with an overnight biga. Submitted by a visitor from NY.

Italian BreadsItalian Breads

The distinguishing characteristic of most Italian bread is not with the dough itself, but in the shaping, slashing and baking of the bread.


Kaiser RollsKaiser Rolls

These rolls utilize a pâte fermentée to improve flavor, texture, and color. It also utilizes diastatic malt powder to improve coloring.


Oatmeal Maple Bread RollsNo Knead Breads

No knead breads are yeast-risen loaves that are not kneaded; the dough is placed in the refrigerator overnight to develop the gluten.



Pain A l Ancienne BaguettesPain À L’Ancienne Baguettes

Pain À l’Ancienne Baguettes are made using the delayed fermentation method. You can also make pizza or Foccacia using this dough.


Pain Poilane MichePain Poilâne

Poilâne Miche is a naturally fermented country bread created by Lionel Poilâne, a famous baker in Paris. He calls his bread a miche but it is referred to as Pain Poilâne by others.


Pizza RecipesPizza Recipes

There are numerous methods and techniques for making delicious pizza. Here are a variety of homemade pizza recipes to get you started.


Potato Rosemary BreadPotato Breads

Potatoes lend moisture as well as flavor to breads which helps the keeping quality of breads.


Marbled Rye BreadRye Bread Recipes

When added to dough, rye makes the bread denser, moister, darker, and better-keeping than an all-wheat bread.


10 Percent Whole Wheat Saturday BreadSaturday Bread

This 10 percent whole wheat bread can be made completely in one day.


Semolina BreadSemolina Breads

Bread doughs made with Semolina are wonderful to work with.


Sesame-kamut-bread-ringsSesame Kamut Bread Rings

These Savory Sesame Bread Rings can be prepared and baked the same evening.


Sourdough Bread RecipesSourdough Breads

Sourdough bread isn’t necessarily sour tasting. When mixed with other ingredients to form the dough, the sourdough flavor is tempered by the other flavors it brings out.


Spelt BreadSpelt Breads

Spelt flour can be used as an exact substitute for whole wheat flour in baking recipes, although the flavor will be deeper and richer, and the texture will vary slightly.

Sundried Tomato & Black Olive Bread
For a delicious treat, try this Sundried Tomato and Black Olive Beauty.

Tartine Whole Wheat BreadTartine Whole Wheat Bread

This bread is similar to Tartine Country Bread but uses a greater proportion of whole wheat flour to white all-purpose flour.

White Bread with an overnight poolishCrusty White Bread

This white bread is made with an overnight poolish. It’s simply divine.


Whole Wheat Bread RecipesWhole Wheat Breads

A variety of whole grain bread recipes that incorporate a portion or all whole wheat flour to provide added nutrition and flavor.

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Homemade Neapolitan bread
16 oz. bread flour
72% hydration
11.52 oz. water
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

6 oz. flour
4.32 oz. water …

Sundried Tomato and Black Olive Bread
For a delicious treat, try this Sundried Tomato and Black Olive Beauty.
Ingredients: Sundried Tomatoes 30g
Black Olives (stones removed) 30g
Dried …

Making Pain Ordinaire
Sandwich Bread

I have baked like this for years (since 2006) and with tremendous success. We only consume home baked bread in my home.

The paste I use as a final …

Clayton, Bernard. New Complete Book of Breads. 2003 Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.
Eckhardt, Linda West and Butts, Diana Collingwood. Rustic European Bread from Your Bread Machine. 1995 Doubleday a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.
Reinhart, Peter. The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. 2001 Ten Speed Press.

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