When I asked on the Common Sense Homesteading Facebook page if people were interested in bread recipes, I got a resounding, “Yes!” So I've rounded up some of my favorite bread recipes, plus some from my friends, to give you enough options that you should never have to buy bread again. The first section has a number of yeast bread recipes using wheat flour, the second section has bread recipes for special diets including gluten free breads, a kombucha sourdough and a bread recipe that uses soaked or sprouted whole wheat flour. Ditch all the nasty ingredients in store breads, save yourself some money and enjoy some really good bread!
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Homemade Yeast Bread Recipes
Note: I use SAF-INSTANT yeast, which does not require proofing (activating the yeast in warm liquid). You can substitute bread machine yeast or active dry yeast. Active dry yeast will need to be dissolved in the warm liquid before adding the rest of the ingredients, and you will need a little bit more active dry yeast. For more on yeast substitutions, visit Yeast FAQ at The Fresh Loaf.
Sandwich Bread – This sandwich has eggs and butter for extra richness. It's great as a sandwich bread or as buns for burgers or brats.
Basic Sourdough Bread – This simple sourdough recipe uses only four ingredients – sourdough starter, flour, water and salt.
Potato Bread using Leftover Mashed Potatoes – If you happen to have less than a cup of mashed potatoes left over – not enough for another meal – give them a second life adding moistness to this light and tender sandwich bread.
Crusty French Bread – This crusty French Bread recipe is great with soups and stews, as loaves, twists or edible bread bowls. Best enjoyed fresh to preserve the crackly crust, but makes an excellent French toast if there are any leftovers.
Duncan’s Meat in a Loaf – This is one of my youngest's favorites, bread and meat all in one. Makes a great hot sandwich option for feeding a crowd.
Still not getting the results you'd like with homemade bread?
Check out the post, “Troubleshooting Tips to Help You Bake the Perfect Loaf of Bread“.
Homemade Bread Recipes for Special Diets – Gluten Free Bread Recipes, Kombucha Sourdough, Soaked or Sprouted Bread
Brazilian Cheese Bread – Makes a great gluten free hamburger or sandwich bun
From Adrienne at Whole New Mom:
From KerryAnn at Cooking Traditional Foods:
From Patty at Loving Our Guts:
Starlene from GAPS Diet Journey has a new e-book that includes a coconut flour sandwich bread called “Beyond Grain and Dairy” (affiliate link). The book contains 113 recipes that are gluten and dairy free. The recipe is also featured in her e-book, “Baking with Coconut Flour“, which contains not only recipes that use coconut flour, but a step by step formula to convert standard recipes to coconut flour recipes.
Bonus – From Melanie at Pickle Me Too, Kombucha Sourdough Starter:
I hope these beautiful breads will encourage you to do more bread baking at home. Don't forget to Pin this post for later and share it. 🙂
If you need even more recipes, Amazon has an always amazing collection of recipe books. You may also enjoy the Recipes page, which lists all the recipes on the website.
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