The saying goes that if you want to sell your house, bake some bread. That’s because there are few smells more welcoming than the aroma of freshly baked bread, straight out of the oven.
Enjoying a slice of your own homemade bread, slathered in butter or dipped in oil is one of life’s greatest pleasures. While shop bought loaves can be filled with hidden additives, salt and sugar, baking your own bread means you can also take comfort in knowing exactly what ingredients have gone into it. And then there is the simple satisfaction that comes from baking itself- taking that time to transform a few ingredients into something utterly mouth-watering.
Here are some of our favourite, most moreish bread recipes- from everyday loaves to artisan showstoppers, and even some decadent sweet treats. Each recipe will show you how using your Kenwood stand mixer can help you get even more creative in the kitchen.
Basic White Bread
Crusty on the outside, soft and fluffy in the middle; there’s a reason why the classic white loaf remains such a firm favourite. A great recipe to try if you’re new to making bread, this loaf is ideal for sandwiches, or simply enjoy it toasted, with lashings and slathered with of butter.
Making your own artisan sourdough bread at home is easier than you think using this step-by-step recipe. The sourdough starter may take some time to make, but you can keep it indefinitely, meaning it’s a labour of love that truly pays off.
This traditional Swiss braided loaf is made from plain flour, eggs, butter, sour cream and yeast, and is brushed with egg yolk before baking to give it a shiny golden crust. Delicious served with a slice of hard cheese or spread with butter and jam.
A variation on the Italian classic, studded with olives and artichokes. Perfect for sharing and fun to make, this classic Italian bread is an instant crowd pleaser. Cut into squares and serve as an appetiser or side dish, or use as a sandwich bread and fill with prosciutto and rocket or cheese.
A healthier alternative to white bread that the whole family can enjoy, and so quick to make. If you can’t eat your way through an entire loaf in one go, slice It once cool and seal it tightly before popping in the freezer.
These tasty seeded bread rolls are simple to make, making this recipe a great one to get the kids involved with. We’ve used sunflower and poppy seeds, but you can have fun with different taste and texture combinations-mix it up by adding sesame or pumpkin seeds next time.
If a bread could taste like holidays in the sunshine, this would be it. Combining sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, roast peppers, oregano and pecorino, this flavour-filled loaf is delicious served with ham, cheese and a rocket salad.
This flavour-filled flatbread will go down a treat when you’re entertaining guests. Cut into slices and serve as a finger food or as part of a shared antipasti spread. Warning, it’s incredibly moreish!
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Feeling inspired? We hope you enjoy trying out some of these fantastic bread recipes. Our range of stand mixers are designed to make baking quicker, easier and more enjoyable, giving you the time to feed your creativity. So, what shall we make today?