Category: Bread Machine


Cherry Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting You can braid nearly any bread—including your favorite recipe. We often grab a mix—that makes it even easier. And you can stuff your bread […]

How to Make Stuffed Braided Bread


Includes “How to Test Doneness with a Thermometer.” You cannot bake bread without a good thermometer. Yeast is very sensitive to temperature; you have to create the right environment for […]

Bread Essentials: A Kitchen Thermometer



Three Things that Every Bread Baker Should Have and Why Baking bread is not hard but it pays to know the essentials and the science about baking.  We’ve written a […]

Three Essentials for Bread Bakers


Dennis Weaver This article is adapted from How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking, Chapter 3.  If you would like a free downloadable copy of this chapter, click […]

The Secrets of Great Breads






Bread Mixes from The Prepared Pantry
You don’t have to own a bread machine to enjoy the variety of bread machine mixes. And you don’t have to make blocky, square loaves with holes in the bottom. […]

Bread Machine Mixes in Your Oven




We love the tart taste of apricots. But dried apricots can be a little over-whelming. We toned the flavor down with plenty of butter and honey. You can use this […]

How to Make Honey Apricot Butter


Dutch ovens were made for baking.  In the hands of a practiced baker, a Dutch oven will create beautiful breads and desserts.  (Though some of us tend to burn breads […]

Baking Bread in a Dutch Oven



There are a few fundamental principles for making great garlic bread.  Here are those that we suggest: The Bread You can’t start out with bad bread and have good garlic […]

The Secrets to Great Garlic Bread


Onions and cheese make a wonderful combination—but in a bread? Absolutely. If you put the cheese in the dough, it’s tough to get enough cheese for a sharp flavor without […]

Check out this Onion Cheese Bread




If you can make cinnamon rolls, you can make these sweet rolls. You can use a bread recipe but to make it even easier—easy enough for non-bread makers—use a mix.  […]

How to Make Lemon Cream Rolls



If you can make cinnamon rolls, you can make these sweet rolls. You can use a bread recipe but to make it even easier—easy enough for non-bread makers—use a mix.  […]

How to Make Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls


If you can make cinnamon rolls, you can make these sweet rolls. You can use a bread recipe but to make it even easier—easy enough for non-bread makers—use a mix.  […]

How to Make Raspberry Cream Rolls




For a picnic, for your next road trip, or for that family get-together, make bread the star. Sandwiches made on really good bread are truly memorable, far better than ordinary. […]

Make Bread the Sandwich Star



The following notes will help you make that perfect bread. At the bottom of this list are special notes for rye breads. 1. Always measure flour correctly. Whisk the flour […]

Troubleshooting Notes on Making Breads