Bread seems like the sort of thing that should be left to professional bakers. From garlic bread to our favorite sandwiches, a fresh loaf of bread is something we often like to purchase. We don't really give it a second thought - it's always just there in stores, in all its glorious forms. But bread isn't a convoluted food to make. It's actually much less of a headache than previously thought. That's precisely why you should make your own homemade bread! It doesn't take very long and you can skip those pesky lines in the bakery.
Of course, not everyone wants to make white bread at home and there are many different kinds to create in your kitchen. A healthier option is kneading some whole wheat bread from scratch.
When it comes to homemade whole wheat bread, you can switch up the type of sweetener you use. Some people like to swap their honey for equal parts granulated sugar or 4-5 tablespoons of molasses.
You're also more than welcome to use equal parts all-purpose flour as opposed to the whole wheat kind. It's all up to you and your personal tastes.
As we mentioned before, there are a large number of breads you can make from the comfort of your own home. If you're looking to try something a little more adventurous then you should consider the following recipes.
Okay, so I know it's not exactly a healthy option to order my subs on cheese bread, but darn it all if cheese doesn't make things better. Incorporating cheese bread into your recipes at home will surely spice things up and make those sandwiches much more hearty.
This homemade bread only calls for four ingredients, which already shaves off some of the hassle. Sourdough is a classic and it can easily be created with just some sourdough starter, salt, water, and flour. It can also be used in a wide selection of recipes from stuffing, sandwiches, pudding, and bread bowls.
I mean, who doesn't want to make yummy dessert breads at home? There are variations to your classic banana bread that makes things a little sweeter, such as tossing in some chocolate chips. However you slice it, homemade banana bread is a treat we can't afford to live without.
Multigrain bread is often the loaf we choose when we're looking for something with a little more flavor. It's pretty simple to make and the only thing you need to stock up on is the grains you want to include for your personal recipe.
Something you need to be careful about with this bread, however, is how healthy it is. Seeing "multigrain" sure implies a healthier option, but really all that means is that the loaf has more grains than other kinds of bread. When compared to something like whole wheat, it's not exactly a healthier option.
If you're not accustomed to making bread, kneading is something you might not be too familiar with. Given that it's such a big step in making homemade bread, knowing how to knead properly is pretty crucial. The good news is that there are no-knead bread loaves out there that make the process much easier.
Bread isn't the easiest thing to make, but once you find a recipe you love and get the hang of all the steps, it's a breeze. Nothing offers the same kind of comfort that homemade bread does so if you're looking to expand your recipe book and create things from scratch, bread is right up your alley.