There is something so sensual about homemade bread. French, sourdough, focaccia, challah. You know the drill. Some of my favorite bread to make is quick bread or french bread because let’s be honest, I DO NOT have the patience some days to let the damn yeast rise. It is a beautiful thing once it’s done though. The photos above are some of the french bread that I’ve made and the right one is obviously bruschetta. A definite favorite of mine. So simple and pure, yet so refined. I like to add a little cheese sometimes for some extra bite and flair. Typically a hard cheese or fresh grated parmesan. The saltiness is just perfection! The egg wash is the MOST IMPORTANT part besides letting the yeast work its magic. It’s a delicate procedure that really does need to rest. I always put mine above the oven if its a quicker bread because the heat really helps activate the yeast.
Have no fear, I didn’t create this post to just blab your head off. I wanted to share some of my favorite bread recipes and links. I hope that this finds someone and is able to help them whip up some incredible breads in the kitchen and if you do, send me your results or spins you put on your breads.
These are all mostly beginner breads and easy, fun recipes to use while you’re busy taking care of the kids or watching a good flick or two. Maybe even 3. No judgement here!
As always, ENJOY!