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Learning how to make yeast bread may seem like an overwhelming task, but the steps are not really complicated. The process becomes familiar and rewarding each time you try it. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss!
Yeast bread is made from a dough that consists of basically four ingredients – flour, water or milk, salt and yeast. The dough may also contain eggs, shortening, sugar, or other ingredients.
Yeast breads include artisan breads, pan breads, hearth breads, and other yeast-leavened goods.
Pan bread is baked in a container, such as a loaf pan, and includes bread made with white wheat flour and specialty breads such as cinnamon raisin bread and whole-wheat bread.
Other yeast-leavened goods include hamburger and hotdog buns, bagels, and rolls.
Yeast bread recipes for your bread-baking enjoyment
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Artisan Breads are hand-crafted, hearth-baked loaves of yeast bread.
Enjoy homemade bread or pizza; let the bread machine do the work for you.
Choose from a variety of delicious coffee cake recipes for your bread baking enjoyment.
Cranberries add beautiful color and tartness to breads for a lovely presentation.
Yogurt replaces the fat in this fat-free bread. One basic recipe can be used with a variety of ingredients.
This Fennel and Orange Peel Bread is from J. Root in Ontario, Canada.
A variety of festive recipes for your Fall and Holiday bread baking enjoyment.
This easy and basic yeast bread, baked in a food-grade flower pot, makes a whimsical presentation for any special occasion.
Recipes for making baguettes and round French Country Bread.
This delicious and fluffy bread is made using the Tangzhong method.
Holiday bread recipes to give as gifts or bring to Holiday celebrations.
Different types of Italian breads such as Ciabatta, Focaccia and Panettone.
This version utilizes a pâte fermentée to improve flavor, texture, and color. It also utilizes diastatic malt powder to improve coloring.
A Kimmelweck or “Weck” Roll as they are commonly referred to, is a hard roll that resembles a crusty Kaiser roll, but is topped with caraway and coarse salt instead of poppy seeds.
Yeast-risen loaves that are not kneaded; but fermented overnight to develop the gluten.
Making Monkey Bread, also known as pull-apart bread, is a good way to introduce your kids to the pleasure of baking yeast bread.
Oats are sweet, earthy-flavored grains; easily digestible and provide protein.
Easy soft pretzel recipe. Sprinkle with coarse salt, grated Parmesan cheese, poppy seeds or sesame seeds.
These sourdough pretzels are a good excuse to use up a cup of sourdough when it’s time to feed your starter.
Pumpkin Breads (yeast breads & quick breads)
Pumpkins, squash, & sweet potatoes are used for added flavor & texture in breads.
Croissants, crescent rolls, yeast rolls, cloverleaf rolls and even sticky buns.
Rye breads are denser & darker, with better keeping quality than all-wheat breads.
A variety of sandwich bread recipes, from basic white bread to hearty rye breads.
Shepherd’s Bread is a simple loaf that can be baked in a clay baker, a cast iron Dutch oven, or even freeform on a baking stone.
Sourdough gets its name from the acids that build up in the culture during fermentation.
This home-style Upcountry Carrot Bread recipe makes good use of this popular root vegetable, caressing it with a touch of cinnamon, gentle sweetness and orange essence.
Whole grain breads that incorporate a portion or all whole wheat flour.
This is a savory zucchini bread with chopped green onions, red peppers and grated Romano cheese.
Resources for making yeast bread:
- Choose a yeast bread recipe.
- Review the recipe to make sure you have all of the ingredients on hand.
- Make sure you have all the bread baking equipment you need.
- Check out our selection of yeast bread cookbooks.
- Review some common baking terms and baking measurements.
- Refer to these helpful bread baking tips.
- Review making bread and other methods for mixing and kneading dough.
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2 c. milk
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1/3 c. honey
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 pkgs. active dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water (100 degrees)
1 ½ tsp. …
Jamieson, Kay Franzen. “Bread.” World Book Online Reference Center. 2008. Gwinnett Public Library. http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar075000