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13 Easy Bread Recipes That Will Impress Your Friends

From focaccia to brioche, we've got your bread cravings sorted!

Turmeric Sourdough with Caramelized Onion & Nigella Seeds (Credit: Cook Republic)
Turmeric Sourdough with Caramelized Onion & Nigella Seeds (Credit: Cook Republic)

If you've been working on your cooking and baking skills, then it's time to fill your kitchen with the warmth and comfort of homemade bread. From crusty loaves to pillowy flatbreads, we’ve got a quick and simple recipe for you. So, dust your hands with flour and bake your way to happiness with these easy bread recipes.

Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Bread

Because, who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter? The combo made in culinary heaven, treat yourself to a loaf of Chocolate and peanut butter goodness with this easy recipe.

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Broccoli Rabe + Caramelized Fennel Sausage Stromboli

A traditional Italian-American meat and vegetable dough-slash-bread, this savoury dish is perfect for lunch. Pair with a rocket and parmesan salad, and a healthy drizzle of olive oil.

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Triple Apple Babka

Indulge in a sweet, tart and fluffy babka. We hear you ask, "how is it triple apple?" That would be the combination of apple cider, apple butter and fresh apples that take this recipe to the next level.

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Strawberry Banana Bread

Fresh, sweet and moreish, this fruit bread is a perfect brunch dish or afternoon snack. Pair this Strawberry Banana Bread recipe with a high-quality butter and your fave herbal tea.

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Turmeric Sourdough with Caramelized Onion & Nigella Seeds

Nothing says baking like a fresh loaf of sourdough. Swap out your store-bought loaf for this turmeric, caramelised onion and nigella seed-infused sourdough. It pairs perfectly with a soul-warming pumpkin soup.

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House of Nash Eats
House of Nash Eats
No-Knead Garlic & Rosemary Loaf

This homemade garlic bread makes the perfect addition to any dinner and it's super simple to make! Because it's no-knead most of the work is done in the oven, leaving you plenty of time to prepare other things in the kitchen. 

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Kiwi and Carrot
Kiwi and Carrot
Triple Tomato Focaccia Bread

This focaccia may look overwhelming, but even if you don't possess any baking skills we guarantee this will be a hit! Topped with three different types of tomatoes and sprinkled with herbs, this focaccia is definitely one for your next girls night. 

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Host The Toast
Host The Toast
Homemade Garlic Naan

Soft, chewy and the perfect addition to any curry, this pillowy garlic naan is bound to become a dinner favourite. The dough is super simple to make and bake, and once it's spread with the garlic butter it will be hard to resist digging into the warm dough. 

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Woks Of Life
Woks Of Life
Homemade Brioche

This classic French bread is one of the most versatile doughs around. You can use it as a sweet pastry with Nutella, as a loaf with your favourite topping, or as a soft and moist hamburger bun; the options are endless. While the recipe isn't super simple, the main to remember is to not leave it to the last minute as you need to allow enough time for the dough to rest.

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Dels Cooking Twist
Dels Cooking Twist
Multiseed No-Knead Bread

Another no-knead bread that will become a household favourite is this nutritious and fuss-free multiseed loaf. Packed full of goodness including pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds and poppy seeds, you can eat it for breakfast with butter and jam, or as part of a healthy lunchtime sandwich.

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All Purpose Flour Child
All Purpose Flour Child
Fig, Gorgonzola & Walnut Focaccia

Probably the most advanced of the breads, this fig, gorgonzola and walnut focaccia is worth the extra effort. Bring it to your next social gathering and watch it disappear in front of your eyes.

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Half Baked Harvest
Half Baked Harvest
Chocolate Chunk Coconut Banana Bread

What bread guide would be complete without banana bread? Made with coconut oil and thick chocolate chunks, this is not your average banana bread. The recipe uses mostly pantry staples and you only need one bowl, which makes cleaning up a breeze.

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Lucy And Lentils
Lucy And Lentils
Vegan Chocolate Swirl Bread

For a vegan bread alternative that will leave your kitchen smelling heavenly, try baking this chocolate swirl bread. Even though it looks intimidating, once you get the technique down you'll be able to do it in your sleep. The recipe comes with pictures of how to do each twist, so you can follow along easily.

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Loving our favourite easy bread recipes and inspired to start cooking? Check out our Entertaining section for the best recipes. From moreish hummus and bubbly aperitifs, to slow-cooker gems and Italian pasta classics, the delicious dishes are endless.