When you want to bake a fresh loaf of bread, there's no need for fancy bread flours. All-purpose flour makes great bread and the recipes that feature it are diverse and delicious. From basic white bread with yeast to quick and batter breads filled with a variety of flavors, these recipes show off the possibilities of the simple kitchen staple.
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This white bread recipe is perfect for your first attempt at yeast bread. It creates a basic white bread using all-purpose flour, active dry yeast, vegetable shortening, and a few common ingredients. You'll get used to all the elements of bread baking, from kneading to rising and shaping the loaf, and you'll be delighted at how well it turns out.
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A famous quick bread, you don't need yeast to make a loaf of Irish soda bread. While many recipes include whole wheat flour, this one relies completely on all-purpose flour. The key to getting it to rise without yeast is the combination of baking soda and buttermilk. It's delicious, easy, and perfect for beginning bakers.
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Cornmeal is the key ingredient in Romanian country bread. It's an egg-free and dairy-free recipe that creates a delicious white bread baked in a round loaf. The cornmeal gives it a tangy taste that's similar to sourdough, but there's no need to worry about feeding a starter with this recipe.
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All-purpose flour is one key to reducing the density of whole wheat flours. The duo comes together in this honey wheat bread. The recipe makes two loaves, and honey, warm milk, and melted butter ensure it's perfectly moist. It's a great toast and sandwich bread you'll want to make often.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This lemon and yellow squash bread will surprise everyone who eats it. The bread gets its bright flavor from lemon, both in the batter and in the glaze, and the squash is an interesting ingredient. The bread is delicious and is not greasy like other quick breads because the recipe uses butter rather than oil.
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Batter breads are an interesting group because there's no kneading required. They're yeasted breads, but instead of dough, the recipes create a batter that's a little thicker than cake batter. This oatmeal batter bread is a fun recipe to try, and the combination of oats and honey is delightful.
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Country cinnamon swirl bread looks difficult, but it's surprisingly simple. It's similar to making cinnamon rolls, so you'll roll out the dough, add butter, sugar, and cinnamon, then roll it up and place it in the pan. It's also a great example of a recipe in which you can use either all-purpose or bread flour; the latter will simply produce a better rise.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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A single-loaf recipe that's perfect for beginners, orange breakfast bread is a delicious treat. The easy yeast bread is flavored with brown sugar, orange zest, and orange juice, which gives it an amazing flavor. While it's great for breakfast, it's also a tasty snack and works brilliantly for French toast.
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Sourdough is not the only type of bread that requires a starter. Amish friendship bread uses it as well, so this is a project that you'll work on over a period of time. The bread that it creates is worth the effort. It's flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, and, oddly enough, vanilla pudding mix. Top it with pecans, and you'll have a bread you'll definitely want to share.