Baking your own bread at home can be daunting at first, so we’ve rounded up a collection of our favorite no-fuss, easy bread recipes to get you started. 

There are so many benefits to making your own bread: better flavor, no preservatives or mystery ingredients, the therapeutic joy of working the dough. Getting to a master bread-maker status can take some trial and error, but with these easy to follow recipes you’re guaranteed delicious results.

home baked sliced white bread

White Country Loaf

This basic white loaf has a lovely crisp crust and only needs five simple ingredients — perfect for beginner bakers.

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A loaf of milk bread on a counter top

Milk Bread

With a light and fluffy texture and a salty, golden crust, this versatile milk bread has been a firm favorite of the Drop community for a very good reason.

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Sliced loaf of harvest bread on a wooden board.

Harvest Bread

From start to finish, this seedy, sweet bread takes just one hour to make and is wonderful served toasted with butter as a breakfast bread.

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Sliced focaccia with fresh rosemary on a wooden surface.

Focaccia

This crowd-pleasing focaccia is surprisingly easy to make and can be dressed up with a variety of toppings — try topping with sliced cherry tomatoes and basil.

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Small loaves of potato honey bread on a white plate.

Potato Honey Bread

These soft brown yeasted rolls are made with whole wheat flour, potato, and a touch of honey for a rustic dinner roll.

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Sliced quick bread with herbs

Quick Bread with Herbs

Fill your home with the smell of fresh, herby bread in just over an hour with this quick and easy recipe. This simple loaf is great to dunk in soups or stews.

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Three brioche buns topped with seeds.

Brioche Buns

Soft and buttery, these brioche buns are melt-in-the-mouth delicious and the process of making them is therapeutic in itself.

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Baked dough balls with a spinach and bacon dip in the centre.

Dough Balls with Spinach and Bacon Dip

Never baked before and looking for something unbeatable to bring to a party? Try these fluffy, golden dough balls with an addictive spinach and bacon dip from Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary.

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Baked flatbreads on a wooden board.

Flatbreads

These quick and easy vegan flatbreads are best served straight from the skillet. They’re ultra-versatile and can be used for everything from dipping in hummus to homemade pizzas.

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A circular loaf of freshly baked bread

No-Knead No-Fail Bread

A five-ingredient chewy bread with a glorious crust and wonderful flavor — but the best part is it’s almost impossible to mess up.

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