"Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts."-- James Beard
Bread Recipes- Some of the most delightful things in the world are simple and fuss-free. The same is true for good food as well. There's nothing quite like a hot steaming cup of coffee on a rainy, breezy evening or a loaf of golden toasted bread with silken butter gliding atop! None will deny that our life will seem incomplete if we didn't have bread to turn to. From saving us from our daily lunch-box dilemmas to being the ultimate evening meal companion - most of us start our day with a humble slice of bread intermediately and keep turning to it.
Breads, Oh So Many Breads! | Types of Bread
Bread is versatile and legendary. If records are to be believed, bread is one of the oldest food items consumed by civilizations dating back to nearly 30,000 years. Bread-making has been regarded as quite an enchanting art that requires calculated and measured condiments, fresh ingredients and perfect technique. From the regular white bread and wholegrain to the ones with a playful addition of spices, herbs, nuts and flavours - the world of breads is infinite.
Over the years, the simple combination of bread and water was modified and cultures across the globe rolled out their breads in different forms, shapes and sizes. It's exciting to see how its form gets a whole new makeover with the change in region. Italians use bread as base for their mouthwatering pizzas, while Middle Eastern pita never fails to excite taste buds. From bagels, tortillas, sourdough, scones, pretzel, focaccia to pancakes, crepes and our own Indian hits like chappatis, parathas, dosas, roomali roti, naan, kulcha, who could have known that a simple bread could be made with so many techniques and could be rolled out to make so many varieties!
The Many Ways to Cook With Bread
If you are left with some bread, you will be surprised to know how much you can create from it. For those with a flair for culinary experimentation, bread is one of the best food items to play around with. Owing much to its versatility, bread has gradually crept into the realm of fusion food. Shedding its image of a quintessential breakfast food item, breads are now being incorporated in creating comforting food that is heartily served irrespective of the occasion. Cooking with bread is easy, hassle-free and quick. From wholesome breakfast options, delightful evening snacks and perfect appetizers to sinfully sweet desserts - breads can be molded to create truly international gourmet food as well an alternative to local, well-loved delicacies.
Here are our 13 best Bread recipes that you can try at home:
BLT is a popular British tea time sandwich which stands for bacon, lettuce and tomatoes. The classic BLT has five basic ingredients – bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise and bread. Here ee have our version of the classic BLT Sandwich.
It takes just less than half an hour to create this Italian sensation in the comfort of your kitchen space. Country bread sliced and topped with different toppings. The evergreen tomato-basil and mushroom-garlic.
The classic Italian starter is right here!
Here's the Italian hit - classic focassia bread with herbs, rosemary and black olives atop, baked to perfection. Focaccia bread is a classic Italian flat bread topped with herbs.
A delicious bread recipe, perfect for a quick breakfast!
Ditch the conventional with some bread! Here's the classic dahi vada recipe with an exciting twist. This one made with bread crumbs and cottage cheese.
A spicy, flavourful treat to prepare as a side dish!
An easy to make, no-fuss recipe teaming bananas with oats and whole wheat flour. This will delight one and all. A great recipe to cook at home filled with the goodness of oats!
A sweet treat that would delight the kids and adults alike!
Crispy vegetables enveloped within golden baked bread. Team it with ketchup or mint chutney and you're good to go for a quick snack.
A delectable bread recipe for an on the go snack!
Twenty minutes, bread slices and a few simple ingredients go into the making of this heartwarming evening snack. This bread snack recipe is quick and easy to make.
Bread pieces doused in onions, tomatoes, chillies and yogurt with a hint of fresh lemon.
Here's a wholesome, healthy alternative to white bread with the goodness of wheat and ragi. A few, simple ingredients and just about an hour is what we need to prepare this nutritious, sweet bread recipe.
Bread, milk, raisins and marmalade come together to bake you a scintillating pudding. You just won't have enough of this.
A delicate pudding of bread, milk, raisins and marmalade.
This is the best recipe when you are running short of time and have a hungry junta to please. Ready in a snap, all you need here is just a few slices of bread, regular spices, tomatoes and curry leaves.
The quintessential breakfast of India, it is a quick and easy dish to prepare. Bread poha is a variation of Poha, with slices of bread added to the masala. This bread recipe is extremely easy and quick to prepare so you can have it as a weekday breakfast or even pack for tiffin.
12. Bread Pakora
Crispy from outside and soft from inside, Bread pakora has a spicy and tangy taste that is sure to give a mouth-watering experience. Enjoy this potato-filled snack recipe which is deep fried with a cup of hot tea or coffee!
French loaf glazed with butter, garlic, cheese and pepper, baked just right.