While it may sound daunting, with a little practice and patience, baking your own bread at home is fairly straightforward and can be such a delight. When that distinctive aroma hits the air and fills the house you’ll feel blissful. And slathering your still-warm freshly baked bread with butter and jam is a treat you’ll want to enjoy every day. Here’s our top bread and spread recipes to inspire you at home.
Sourdough is a popular loaf with its crunchy outside and deliciously yeasty flavour and smell. Sourdough can be a complex loaf to bake due to its fermentation process but this Simple Sourdough recipe is a sure fire way to get a great result.
Soy, Barley and Linseed Bread
Packed with great tasting natural seeds and grains, this Soy Barley and Linseed Bread is a healthier bread option. Be patient with the proving, it may take up to 1½ hours. It’s a key step that ensures a good, moist, fine textured result.
Spelt, an ancient cereal grain, is a distant cousin to wheat and is said to be more digestible and richer in nutrients. This Spelt Bread Recipe has a nutty, slightly sweet flavour.
Not only is the texture lighter and crisper than your usual toast, these homemade English Muffins taste better too. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside these English Muffins match well with jam or eggs.
This Chocolate Bread is made in the French style like a brioche. It’s wonderful straight out of the oven and excellent toasted. If you have any left after a few days, this chocolate loaf is perfect in a bread and butter pudding!
Sometimes the best thing to spread on freshly made bread is just simple butter. Making your own Salted Butter is simple with the KitchenAid Cook Processor and you can adjust the recipe to make quantities that best suit your family. For delicious herb butter, add crushed peppercorns together with the sea salt and fresh green herbs such as parsley, thyme, rosemary and oregano.
Strawberry and Ginger Jam
Try this quick and easy recipe for our sweet and spicy Strawberry and Ginger Jam. The ginger adds a lovely warmth to the classic Strawberry Jam.
Kiwi and Passionfruit Jam
Rebecca Sullivan from Dirty Girl Kitchen, the creator of this delicious Kiwi and Passionfruit Jam likes to call this one her ‘pavlova jam’. Recommended as a tart jam, it can be made sweeter with some extra sugar. A great recipe to get rid of those excess passionfruits!
You will be so surprised and how easy it is to make your own Peanut Butter! Once you’ve mastered peanut, why not get a little creative and mix up the type of nut. Almonds, cashews and macadamias are all delicious and adding in spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg can really take this moorish spread to the next level.
Lemon Butter is a tangy classic that adds zest to an afternoon tea. This creamy Lemon Butter recipe is a real treat served on soft, warm, thickly sliced crusty bread! The versatile butter also goes well with scones or muffins and can be applied to sponge cakes and tartlets.