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Easy bread recipes you can bake at home

Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread! From basic white bread to paleo, no-knead, no-yeast, sourdough and soda bread, these recipes make it easy to bake your own homemade bread.

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    Paleo bread loaf

    Qualified clinical nutritionist Natalie Brady shares her delicious paleo bread loaf recipe. Even though it's completely grain and gluten-free, it tastes really good and toasts beautifully!


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    Basic white bread

    This basic white bread recipe is perfect for your next baking day - enjoy a fresh, warm slice any time of the day!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Sourdough rye bread

    This recipe first appeared in the September 1975 issue of The Australian Women's Weekly, in a decade when sourdough bread was not commonplace, showing The Weekly was well and truly ahead of its time. You will need to start the recipe 3 days ahead; however the end result is well worth the effort. And once you've got your sourdough starter it will keep in good condition for 2 weeks.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    No-Knead Bread

    Even novice cooks should feel confident making Richard’s easy no-knead bread.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Autumn pear and walnut bread

    If you’re a fan of banana bread, you’re going to love Nici Wickes' delicious version made with pears! Studded with walnuts and easily altered to be gluten or dairy-free, this recipe is a winner

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Easy cheesy bread

    If you’re wary about making bread because of the time required to rise the dough, try this non-yeasted bread. It’s quick and easy to throw together, and tastes delicious with a generous layer of berry jam.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Courgette, cheddar and thyme soda bread

    This dense, hearty courgette, cheddar and thyme soda bread recipe is the perfect way to take advantage of the glossy green courgette. Serve with a hard cheese, gherkins and pickled onions


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    Herb & garlic slipper bread

    Smothered in smashed herbs, garlic and oil, these slender breads pack a huge flavour punch. Top with thick slices of tomato and chunks of fresh mozzarella to take this snack to the next level.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Kumara bread

    My sister made this when she worked in the sub-Antarctic islands. As rations got scarce, the hardy kumara was a hit once she turned it into this moist bread.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Nutty bread

    There are some recipes that become so popular on the blogosphere that they circulate like wildfire, which is how I came upon a gluten-free recipe for this “life-changing loaf of bread”. Originating from the blog, My New Roots (I think), I’ve changed it around a bit to suit my own kitchen. I hope it suits yours too!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Zucchini and corn bread

    Dense, moist and full of flavour, this zucchini and corn bread is fabulous served still warm with a bowl of fresh guacamole.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Lunchbox banana bread

    This delightfully dense banana bread is an Australian favourite for a reason. It's easy to make, tastes delicious and is perfect for a lunchbox treat.

    Woman's Day|

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    Irish soda bread rolls

    Irish soda bread gets its rise from baking soda rather than yeast, so you can enjoy warm bread with minimal prep and under 20 minutes in the oven

    Good Food|

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    Savoury Potato Bread

    Let the bewitching aroma of baking bread fill your kitchen with this delicious, easy recipe from Alexa Johnston

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Spiced pumpkin bread

    Moist and dense, this spiced pumpkin bread has heat from the chilli flakes and crunch from the pepitas, and is incredibly good warm or toasted and spread with butter.

    Australian Women's Weekly|